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G Shewan (#46881166)
 member for 10 years, 10 months, 1 day
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Bio Photo I am an amateur military historian and genealogist. I am interested in researching the burial locations of U.S. military service men and women, particularly at Arlington National Cemetery in Fort Myer, Virginia, and the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.

I am also researching my family tree, particularly the Shewan family members who originated in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and their descendents throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

My Scots great-grandfather, William J. Shewan (1867 - 1947) and his son, my grandfather, William W. Shewan (1895 - 1973) arrived at Ellis Island on July 2, 1911 and settled in Erie, Pennsylvania.

In addition to my paternal line, I am researching other family lines, including:

* Akre (originally Aakre in Norwegian)
* Clabeaux
* Devincentis
* Mangin/Mangini
* Sauer
* Stormo
* Thaler

Other cemeteries of interest:

* Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO
* Barrancas Nat'l Cemetery, Pensacola, FL
* Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC
* Fort Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery, San Diego, CA
* Golden Gate Nat'l Cemetery, San Francisco, CA
* Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
* Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC
* Quantico Nat'l Cemetery, Triangle, VA
* Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington DC
* Soldiers' Nat'l Cemetery, Washington, DC
* West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY

Some of my photo contributions can be seen here.

To all the Find A Grave photo volunteers who have been kind enough to take photos of my family's gravestones at my request over the past year, I thank you most gratefully for your time and effort. With graves throughout the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it would not be feasible for me to visit them all and take my own photos. I am extremely grateful to Find A Grave, and to the photo volunteers, for helping me to research my family.

I give my permission to use any of my photos, providing 1) it is not for commercial use, and 2) attribution is given.

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RE: John Mangin
I sent you an email. Just jumped on the computer for a few minutes, here is the family search tree I started I think your grandfather was my neighbors uncle. Here is his find a grave which I gave you in the email
Added by Roselvr on Jul 06, 2017 9:08 AM
Vic G
RE: Douglas Robert Shewan
I had this man on one of my old lists. I notice his memorial photos are incorrect, stating no marker. I have located his and his wife's markers. If you create a new photo request for him and add a memorial and a photo request for his wife Mary Martha Shewan. I will claim and fill your request asap.
Added by Vic G on May 31, 2017 10:21 PM
Mary Shewan, (died 2004)
Hello again,

I have been in touch with Inverness Crematorium about Mary Shewan. They were able to confirm that she was cremated in Inverness, but her ashes were buried in Cannich Cemetery and there is a headstone.

If you transfer the memorial to Cannich Cemetery and request a photo from there, I'll try to visit and photograph the grave.

Best wishes,

Added by Fiona on May 17, 2017 10:44 AM
Mary Shewan, Inverness (died 2004)
Hello G Shewan,

I noticed your photo request for Mary Shewan, who was cremated in Inverness. You have asked for a photo of her memorial in Inverness cemetery. Have her ashes been buried there? (This cemetery is more correctly known as Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness, although, confusingly interments have been recorded on Findagrave under both names - causing some duplication of memorials)

I would be happy to look for Mary Shewan's memorial marker if you can confirm that it is in Tomnahurich cemetery and can provide me with a plot number - it is a very large cemetery. Are there other family members in the same lair - if so what are their names?

Kind regards,

Added by Fiona on May 14, 2017 3:24 AM
carol fasc
UG&F request
Sorry, no headstone found...included photo of map and general area...Carol
Added by carol fasc on Apr 08, 2017 9:33 AM
Jean Hamilton
Wondering if anyone has provided photo yet for Jean? Forest Lawn is near me, will be glad to fulfill your photo request if you wish. Please let me know
Sylvia 3-31-17
Added by Sylvia on Mar 31, 2017 2:44 PM
Miles B. Kitts
Hello. I was wondering if you have a familial connection to Miles Kitts. He was my Great Grandad's half sibling. Thank you.
Added by JoAnn on Mar 08, 2017 4:32 PM
Grave photo request
You posted a grave photo for John R. Redman, Find A Grave Memorial# 49355066. He and his wife Elizabeth Clemons Redman are buried in the same plot—would you post the same grave photo for her at Find A Grave Memorial# 49355048? Thank you THR/Bob
Added by THR on Nov 13, 2016 12:33 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Thanks for your edit request. I transfer out of guidelines if you want custody please ask. I'm even willing to "transfer by surname".
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Sep 12, 2016 7:57 PM
Karen Hanna
North Shore Crematorium, North Vancouver
I was writing as I had family experiences with North Shore Crematorium, they are not even named that now. It seems they were bought out by Dignity, quite a few years ago. Shows my age.

First Memorial Funeral Services and Memorial Garden
1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2J1 | 604-980-3451
an email link:

First Memorial Funeral Services® North Vancouver…. Nestled at the foot of the picturesque North Shore Mountains, First Memorial Funeral Services and Boal Chapel Memorial Gardens is one of the largest cremation cemeteries in the Lower Mainland. …..
Our facility is surrounded by lush gardens and ponds that provide peace and tranquility while offering interment options for cremated remains above or below ground, as well as simple memorial inscriptions to memorialize the life of a loved one.

Again i apologize for misdirecting you and causing frustration.
Hope this helps, Karen
Added by Karen Hanna on Sep 01, 2016 4:14 PM
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