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D C McJonathan-Swarm (#46611006)
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Bio Photo Family history researcher for over 45 years. Husband of Cindy Lou Fox m. 23 November 1986.

His interest in genealogy was piqued by a great aunt, of whom he was very fond. She lived with his family during his early childhood and had done a good job of recording information when visiting the English cousins the Misses Badley at "Winterseeds" Grasmere, Westmoreland in the Lake District and their brother John Haden Badley. She also had great interest in heraldry and exhibited some skill at practicing this art.

Son of Beatrice Louise (Dickman) and Paul Marion Swarm. He was born and spent his early years in Decatur, Illinois. His teen years and young adulthood were in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Higher education began at University High School followed by Illinois State University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and University of Maryland.

Practical efforts with genealogy began during his teenage years at Chautauqua, Illinois where he enjoyed talking with cousins and other cottage owners that had known his great grandmother and visiting area cemeteries.

The challenges of life and its attendant responsibilities have brought many interruptions to active research. Somehow he would always return to both the effort to learn more of the fabric of history and those threads woven by family and friends into this tapestry called life. The next goal is to see that this connectedness gets preserved.

After the children were grown, and his wife's and his physical health required fewer career responsibilities he once again returned to this charished avocation. As historian for two of his wife's family reunions: The friends and family of George Philip Fox and Sophia (Bussard) Fox and Ivan Milton Brown and Alta Mae (Royer) Brown, both of which meet annualy, I started to work extensively on the Antietam four county area of Franklin/Adams Counties, Pennsylvania and Frederick/Washington Counties, Maryland. So far my total computer database comprises over 300,000 unique names.

He first learned of Find A Grave, when he was doing a Google search to find films by Eric Rhodes, a friend of his long time partner and good friend, Edgar de Evia and his.

Immediately he saw the resource that this could become and started to become active in using this as one way to preserve and make available the research of many years. He was drawn by the warm fellowship of the partners in this effort through the FORUMS and the balance of information that could be posted in both words and photographs.

His primary objective is to get as much information recorded as possible. He tries to be as accurate as possible and to provide hyper text links between the interments, that these may help someone else in their genealogical search. Look for the highlighted text, as in this bio, on the memorial pages and often you will be able to trace generations back even across the seas. When he photographs a cemetery he tries to cover every marker first. Then to go back and try to improve on the quality of the photographs as time permits. He always tries to show the marker to it's best advantage and represent each person with respect and honor. It is not always possible to trim and clean each marker at the time of initial photography and his goal is to form a record of the data and the person first. For cemeteries that are near by and for persons to whom I have a direct connection over time I do try to trim and get better photographs over time. My goal with family data and links is to give the keys that will permit a family member to find their roots and "flesh out" the information more with oral history that they have heard. I make every effort to be accurate and complete in presenting the information that I have. I believe in telling it "like it is." If it happened, it's part of history and should be there for future generations to know, without judgment.

He is also a contributor to Wikipedia an online open source encyclopedia. You may see some of his additions there on his user page.

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Your additions, corrections and photographs are always welcomed and will be added as soon as possible. For additional family information on any of these interments, please click on "Edit" in the upper right hand memorial. This way I will receive a link to the memorial together with the information which makes entry much faster. Should you have other questions don't hessitate to send me email.
Thanks

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Lyndsey Eshelman
Jacob Joseph C Carty
Hello, I was just wondering about your record for Jacob Joseph C Carty. Do you have any sources for the information that you posted? I have been trying to find John Henry Carty's parents, to no success. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Blessings,
Lyndsey Eshelman
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Added by Lyndsey Eshelman on Jul 11, 2014 5:20 PM
Mary E P
John C Mumma #34544135
Please transfer John Calvin Mumma, my uncle, to me.

Thanks, Mary #47079221
Added by Mary E P on Jul 02, 2014 8:42 AM
Base Kuhn
hi there
Hey bud could you remove your picture of Carroll Draper and his wife's tombstone? updated pictures have been added with his death date. thanks Base
Added by Base Kuhn on Jun 29, 2014 10:44 AM
tbeck
RE: Hess Family
I don't no if you no about these other Hess Cemetery's that go in this family line someone where so I just was letting you no in case. There is the David Hess Farm Cemetery on here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA by Lynn Erb (#46522255) and also a Hans Hess Cemetery in Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania USA by the same member if you are interested. This all my Hess Line also.
Added by tbeck on Jun 06, 2014 3:23 AM
Jackie W.
Mary Utz Rummel
The Mary Utz Rummel you have listed was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania possibly Gettysburg.
Added by Jackie W. on Jun 04, 2014 6:16 AM
Mary E P
Sally Jacobson Ryba
David, I am asking you again to please remove the photo of my sister and me from her memorial. I do NOT want my photo on her memorial.

Mary
Added by Mary E P on May 23, 2014 7:29 AM
sandlotball
Does Not Respond
It appears this contributor must have died, as it doesn't seem reasonable for someone with such a self congratulatory profile to be this rude. Sending edits and requests directly to findagrave appears to be the only way to correct the multitude of problems with this contributors (mis)managed memorials.
Added by sandlotball on Apr 09, 2014 7:05 AM
Ruth George
Transfer
What is the reason that you do not transfer my three family members as you said you would? I first requested on July 23,2012 (And several times since) using the edit. The three are John Lapp #27917055, Anna Lapp #27917048, & Abram King #27917301! You already had my transfer Number (47683707) as well as their numbers!
Please reply,
Ruth
Added by Ruth George on Apr 01, 2014 4:49 PM
Karen Bennett
Susan Maysilles Funk headstone picture
I would like permission to use your beautiful photograph of our relative, Susan Maysilles Funk.

additional information: Her brother is Rev Martin Luther Maysilles of Sleepy Creek, WV
born 25 Apr 1848 d 17 Jan 1914 Both Susan and Martin L were born in Benevola, MD.

I am fairly new to findagrave (a year or so) and I believe it is right and proper to ask your permission for me to use your photo.

I have a photo of this brother and sister if anyone would like to have a copy of it in the Funk family.
Regards, Karen Bennett
Added by Karen Bennett on Mar 28, 2014 9:20 PM
Mary E P
http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Johnson&GSiman=1&GSsr=201&GScid=100643&GRid=346528
Please delete Neva Irene Johnson from this memorial. I have completely wrong information you got off my Ancestry tree. I do have to correct that, but all this on her memorial is wrong.

Thanks, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=ms&MSid=47079221&
Added by Mary E P on Mar 23, 2014 7:32 PM
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