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David McInturff (#47179039)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised and worked in northern Virginia. I'm a 67 year old Federal Government retiree with 43 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.

Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 15 to 20 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.

If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request. Please make your transfer request via the edit tab on the memorial page, and then SAC. I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator.

Regarding duplicate memorials, it's never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I that have made, please submit an SAC on the Edit tab of the memorial page and let me know, and provide the number of the original memorial. Thank you.

You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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Helen Nichols Murphy Battleson
Chester Burton Maxim 1887-1978
Dear David,

Chester is the great uncle of my husband William Frederick, whose grandmother was Edith Maxim, we would very much like to link him to our Maxim family out in California & in Carver, Plymouth Co., MA. He is a descendant of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower, thru the Maxim family of Plymouth, MA.

We hope to come to Virginia from California next year to visit his grave. I hope that you will consider transferring his memorial to us.

Thanks you for all that you do at Arlington Cemetery.

Sincerely, Helen
Added by Helen Nichols Murphy Bat... on Jul 24, 2016 4:40 PM
Patrick O
RE: McInturffs in Sibert, Plauger, & Sponaugle Cemeteries
Just in case my time is short on Find-A-Grave, those marker photos are now in the context they should be...part of the greatest non-profit historical on-line museum of ancestry data, Find-A-Grave, unlike the subscription services offered by money-grubbers!
Maybe they'll give me the prison library job like James Whitmore in Shawshank Redemption...at age 78 my 42 years in data processing as a mainframe programmer analyst should be of some value!
Added by Patrick O on Jul 20, 2016 8:37 AM
Patrick O
RE: McInturffs in Sibert, Plauger, & Sponaugle Cemeteries
David, I changed the contrast and enhanced probably half the photos for Fort Valley cemeteries while updating approximately 75% of all web sites. Yes, some were absolutely not readable but necessary to tell their story.
Yes, I acknowledged the source with the web address. If I get sued for any infringement, I'll just have to be locked up but it had to be done. Since we're all volunteers rather than a subscription service, the old proverbial "You can't get blood out of a turnip" will have to apply in my case!
Added by Patrick O on Jul 19, 2016 5:54 PM
Patrick O
RE: Margaret McInturff Burner & Julia Penelope McInturff Boyer
You're welcome. Am only concentrating on Fort Valley cemeteries but all marker photos are available for Shenandoah Co at http://www.vagenweb.org/shenandoah/cems2k.html if interested.
Added by Patrick O on Jul 17, 2016 7:08 PM
Greg Kimberley
RE: Amy McInturff # 63488033
My interpretation of the name was Amy. If the name is Mary, then there is no Amy and this memorial needs to be deleted. Find A Grave may not let you delete due to being transferred. You will have to ask admins to delete the memorial. Alternately, you could change the name of this memorial to Mary and have the other contributor delete the newer memorial with the chalked memorial photo. Best Regards, Greg.
Added by Greg Kimberley on Jun 26, 2016 4:28 PM
K Berry (KBC) & JGBC
RE: Ralph & Jane McEnterfer
Basically, the mass graves are for people who don't want formal graves, OR are poor, OR were unclaimed.

All the cemeteries in LA County share the duties of unclaimed burials. Each cemetery has a specific location that they fill up with such burials. When one crypt is full of cremains, they bury it and then start another. Eventually the area they designate for these burials fill and they begin a new section. There are at least three large "mass" graves at PC and many mass internment's in the Mausoleum. I know it's kind of obnoxious, the cemetery doesn't even have to share(with the public) where they have interned them. Pac. Crest is nice about it and will share info they have on older internment's. Insome cases before the 1960's many of the specifics are unknown. We've volunteered out there for several years and Pac. Crest appreciates what we're doing so they try to help us out. My son did ask about the McEnterfer interments and after trying to locate specifics the manager could only find that they were each on top tiers in Section 7. They may or may not have been in the same coffin.

If it makes you feel any better about their final resting place, they're not alone! Their grave is still important, respected and forever known because of you and Find A Grave. I can't walk across the mass grave areas without thinking of the thousand of internment's under my feet. They matter!
There have been so many of these cases that we've photographed. Everyday people request images, hoping to see a marvelous headstone for their loved one. I'm sorry you didn't get to see their names carved into a nice piece of granite. It would have been nice but Ralph and Jane's lives are what really impact us not their final resting place.

Good luck on your research.
Karin & Jeremy

Added by K Berry (KBC) & JGBC on Jun 22, 2016 11:15 PM
K Berry (KBC) & JGBC
RE: Ralph & Jane McEnterfer
It's a small grass strip of buried cremains. In this particular mass grave there are around 2,500+ cremains. It is located in the southern half of section 7 adjacent to the south wall of the maintenance yard. We get around 15 requests or more every week, and unfortunately there are usually a third unmarked, and many of those are in these mass graves in different parts of the cemetery. Unfortunately, while for some people it is possible to ascertain the exact location, for them it was not. The cemetery refuses to give complete locations for them because they were not payed for an are thus confidential, but my friend there usually tells me whatever the records say so we can take care of the requests. For this one all his records said was which mass section, not which grave within. Alot of the ones from that period do not seem to have been recorded exactly...

Let me know if you are looking for anything else at Pacific Crest Cemetery!

KBC
Added by K Berry (KBC) & JGBC on Jun 22, 2016 8:19 PM
Harry Boyd
RE: Amy McInturff
A return visit was made and cream applied to the monument referenced. The name of Amy Mc does not appear. The two names engraved; Adam and Mary C. McInturff were photographed and pics uploaded to their monuments. This leaves two sides, one of which had some poetry and the other blank.
Added by Harry Boyd on Jun 20, 2016 6:13 PM
Marcee
Emma J Mitchell McInturff Williams
I am researching my Mitchell family and have found a duplication at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Arkansas City, Ks. There is an Emma J. Williams, which I have sent an edit to add Mitchell as her maiden name and you have Emma Catherine Mitchell McInturff. I show that Emma Mitchell McInturff married Maurice Williams in 1952. I believe these are the same person.

Hope this helps - Marcee
Added by Marcee on Jun 02, 2016 8:49 PM
Barb Dowden
RE: Robert McBurney McInturff
James Bailey Cemetery once known as McInturff Cemetery at Red Hill, Mitchell County, NC. James Memorial # is 161428151. Robert memorial disappear, he the son of Thomas Carter McInturff and wife. They are also buried here, not in Bailey Hill Cem, those picture of there marker go in the James Bailey Cem. Hope this help, keep in touch, Barb
Added by Barb Dowden on Apr 29, 2016 11:00 PM
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