|D C McJonathan-Swarm (#46611006)|
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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.
Current Location(via Lightstalkers)
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.
[last updated 2/20/12]
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|Ruth George||Paul Kauffman 27917433|
Are you around?
I've tried to contact you several times with no reply... Are you still working on memorials? You promised me you would make transfers (Relatives)if I gave you time! That was back in September,1912. Are you so back logged or don't you care anymore! WAITING!!!
|Lisa Winner Haas||Boyd Burgan|
Could you please update the Boyd Burgan memorial #25929936.
Lisa Winner Haas #47275787
b. Aug 5, 1917 in Cresson, PA
d. Sept 17, 2010 in Chambersburg, PA
Waynesboro (PA) Record Herald - Sept 2010
Boyd I. Burgan, 93, of 12009 Old Forge Road, Waynesboro, PA, passed away at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Providence Place, Chambersburg, PA.
Born Aug. 5, 1917, in Cresson, PA, he was the son of the late Hallin W. and Bessie (Hinderliter) Burgan. He spent his early life in Cresson, graduating from Cresson High School with the Class of 1935. He later attended Mont Alto Forestry School.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific Theater.
He and his first wife, the late Mrs. Winifred (Miller) Burgan, were married in June 1937. She died in 1959. He married his second wife, the late Mrs. Evelyn C. (Crilley) Burgan, in November 1959. She died April 7, 2008.
Mr. Burgan was employed for Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, for many years and later worked as a letter carrier in Waynesboro until his retirement in October 1969. He also was an antiques dealer and a small games of chance dealer.
He was a member of Calvary Chapel, Beartown, PA.; Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro, where he served as first post-World War II Adjutant; Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319, Greencastle, PA; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1191, Waynesboro, where he served as secretary-manager; Moose Legion Fellowship Holder of the Pilgrim Degree; life member of Blue Ridge Sportsman's Association; and National AARP.
Mr. Burgan is survived by four children, Patricia Rensch of Chambersburg, Hallin M. Burgan of Pleasanton, Calif., and Denise Fahrney and Marianne Poper, both of Waynesboro; two stepchildren, Myrna Sheasley of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Elaine Struse of Lansdale, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Tousley of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first and second wives, he was preceded in death by a number of brothers and sisters.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, with the Rev. John L. Rauch officiating. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Chapel, P.O. Box B, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214.
Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
|PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & J.R. BLANTON||FYI Harvey Patterson|
Hi! Sue Leatherman sent following message;
PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE. I searched the entire cemetery and could not find the grave. There are no Pattersons here and this grave is recent enough to be highly visible. Sue Leatherman (#47359426)
Hope you are doing well and happy.
Patty McFerren-Blanton & JR
|Luana Dawn Alger||Re: Lucy Elizabeth Alger-Lash|
I have made edit suggestions on the memorial of my great grand aunt, Lucy Elizabeth Alger, since March and have heard nothing from you in regards to this. You have her shown as Lucy E. McIntyre-Lash, which is inaccurate, as Lucy was first married to Gordon McIntyre before she married John Lash. I have uploaded all you need to know to her memorial, if you would please take a look... Ultimately, I'd just like to see her name corrected and have her linked to her parents, Elias Roy Alger and Mary Frances Pettit-Alger, if at all possible... I've already linked her first husband, Gordon McIntyre to her... You also manage the memorials of 3 of their children, Mamie McIntyre-Cornell, James R. McIntyre and
Joseph R. McIntyre... If you don't mind linking them to their parents too, as well. If you do mind, or if you are not related to any of them, could you at least transfer them all to me so I can link them together myself?
Luana Dawn Alger
|Olan Smith||Minerva Jackson Morrison stone|
I used to have a photo of her stone but can't find it at the moment. It was located in a barn on Lilac Hill, Fayette, MO and was in geat condition. Minerva is Miss. Minnie of Lilac Hill and she and her husband, Alfred (?) Morrison were the orginal owners of Lilac Hill. I do not believe she was intered in Jackson Cemetery but rather was buried on her farm, or that was the story told to me by the then owner of the farm, Jonie Wells. I will continue to look for the orignal photgraph I took back in the nineties and rescan it. Yours in Kindred Spirit, Olan L. Smith
|Kathy Curle Ward||Juanita Crockett|
I see your photo request for Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. I will be going to the cemetery next Saturday the 14th. If you will contact the office 901-767-8930 to get the location and send it to me I will try to fulfill your request. Thanks, Kathy
THIS IS MY 5TH GR GRANDFATHER & I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE OVER MANAGEMENT OF HIS MEMORIAL IF YOU WOULD BE SO KIND.
Added by Ann on Aug 31, 2013 5:36 PM
|Penny Carpenter - Clark||Clark's and Kauffman's|
Could you possibly transfer all the Clark's and Kauffman's you have over to me? They are my family and I'd like to link them together. I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thanks so much!
|Kay Baldwin||RE: Seeking Permission|
May I have permission to use your photo of the Diamond Grove cemetery? I would like to use it on my ancestry.com site. Thank you for considering this!
I noticed on your bio that you are married to a "Fox". By any chance is she a descendant of Jonas Fox? He was my second great grandfather, with his son James Garner Fox being my greatgrandfather, John Roy Fox my grandfather, and John Garner Fox my father. There were several Fox families in Cass and Morgan Counties. I believe Jonas had siblings that were in Morgan county.
Kay (Fox) Baldwin
|Kathy Toms Freese||Samuel C. Stouffer|
His birth date is 4/15/1805, Funkstown, MD. He is my ggggrandfather. I would like to link my family all together. If he is related to you, you can add folks if you want. I would like to get them all linked, all the way down to my father's generation. If you are not interested in that, I would be willing to have you transfer the Stouffers you have to me. Please let me know if you are interested in an exchange.
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