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Sgt Daxter (#47228901)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I got interested in genealogy in 1978. I had always been told that if you met someone named Hawpe you were related. So I set out to confirm the story. I was able to trace the HAWPE lineage back to a Rudolph Hawpe who settled in Greenville, Augusta County, Virginia in 1784. There I hit a brick wall and was unable to find the next generation.

My brother Gary Hawpe got interested and we began tracing the descendants of Rudolph Hawpe. He has a website on our family (Hawpesville) where we have placed the information we have discovered over the last 35 years. As of January 20, 2015 we have identified over 14,520 descendants of Rudolph Hawpe plus spouses.

In September 2009 that brick wall came tumbling down. All it took was one swipe of a swab for DNA testing which was submitted by my brother Gary. Which resulted in finding the Hawpe ancestral homeland and clues to taking the lineage back to the early 1500's.

I joined Find A Grave in February 2010 and have been creating memorial pages for those descendants and their spouses who we have burial locations for. Another big project has been to find memorials of these descendants, created by other gravers and suggest corrections and provide additional information to be added to them and have them linked to the next generation or spouse.

I appreciate all the volunteers who take photos of these graves as they are scattered all across the country.

Dwayne Hawpe
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Anne Cady
RE: Georgeanne Howard Rose
Digging further....enlistment records show James R Rose TRD (which means third), was born in 1926, lived in Volusa Florida, and enlisted in North Carolina. There is a James R. Rose who enlisted in the 1924 from California....but that is a different person.
Added by Anne Cady on Mar 03, 2015 7:35 AM
Anne Cady
RE: Georgeanne Howard Rose
Further - Your note says her husband was a sgt in the US Army, but her stone at Arlington clearly says her husband was a Corporal is the US Air Force.
Added by Anne Cady on Mar 03, 2015 7:15 AM
Anne Cady
RE: Georgeanne Howard Rose
I'm a tad confused. The rule for Arlington burials is that a non-military person can ONLY be buried in the same plot with their military spouse. They would not be allowed to be buried in two different spots, even in the same columbarium. If the person you indicate to be her husband is buried in another location at Arlington, then he is not her husband or they would be innured in the niche. The only exceptions are some spouses who died in the 1940's and were buried in Arlington. Their spouses later died and decided to be buried elsewhere...and the spouses were actually moved to Section 15 (a section with mainly infant children of military personnel).
Added by Anne Cady on Mar 03, 2015 7:06 AM
Anne Cady
RE: Georgeanne Elizabeth Howard Rose
According to Arlington's website, the niche marker just has Georgeanne's name on it and lists her as the wife of James R. Rose. That generally means the spouse is still living. I tried some google searches and nothing I found shows him to be deceased. They all seem to show he is living and about 90 years old. I plan to take the picture tomorrow so maybe I'll find the marker updated from what is shown on the website.
Added by Anne Cady on Mar 01, 2015 2:13 PM
RE: Photos
You're very welcome. My parents are buried there, so I go frequently. Glad I could be of help to you. Chris
Added by macso on Feb 18, 2015 2:51 PM
RE: Transfer
You're very welcome. Always happy when a family member finds a memorial for their loved one. Chris
Added by macso on Feb 17, 2015 8:47 AM
Diane Baxter Williamson
Alene Thompson Polk Holden
Do you have any contact info for the daughter of Alene Patricia? I would like to visit with her about the cemetery plots at Pleasant Point where her mother is buried.
Thank You,
Diane Williamson,
President, Pleasant Point Cemetery Assoc.
Added by Diane Baxter Williamson on Feb 06, 2015 2:20 PM
cloy cook
transfer complete
Added by GOOFFSON on Feb 01, 2015 8:09 AM
RE: Find A Grave
Thanks for your work, Sgt. Daxter. It looks like you did a great job with the memorial for Lathera Lillian.
Added by HoneybeeDeb on Dec 31, 2014 2:58 AM
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Howard W.Seitz
Memorial#49969512 has been transferred to you since he is in your family line. The duplicate has been removed. I established the memorial to honor his service to our Great Country and especially since he was a Navy Shipmate and Veteran. Please any correction to the memorial you wish. Thanks for informing me of the errors.
Added by Soul Seekers on Dec 20, 2014 8:19 AM
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