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David McInturff (#47179039)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised and work in northern Virginia. I'm a 65 year old Federal Government employee with 42 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.

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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Charlie Weaver
Bertie Lee Truit Purnell Dell (132276086)
David, enclosed is a copy of the obit for Bertie if you would like to include it in your records.
Found it while researching my Dell family so I thought I would send it to you.

BERTIE DELL, 86: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - Thursday, January 15, 1987
Deceased Name: BERTIE DELL, 86
Bertie Lee Truit Purnell Dell, 86, who worked with the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair for nearly 30 years, died Sunday at the Saunders House in Lower Merion Township. She lived in Wynnewood.
As the wife of Navy Capt. Thomas M. Dell Jr., Mrs. Dell traveled the world. The couple returned to the Philadelphia area after the Korean War, when Mr. Dell became intelligence officer for the Fourth Naval District.
The Dells began their travels in 1921, shortly after the newly commissioned ensign graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He was assigned to a gunboat operating with the China Fleet. She maintained quarters ashore.
Shortly after her arrival in China, she was on a train that was captured by a local warlord. An Englishman helped her escape, and she made it to Shanghai, where she delivered a son.
Capt. Dell served in two wars, and was military aide to Count Bernadotte when the U.N. mediator was sent to Jerusalem to end the Arab-Israeli conflict in the 1940s. Bernadotte was assassinated there on Sept. 17, 1948.
Mrs. Dell grew up on Maryland's Eastern Shore, an area settled by her ancestors in the early 17th century, and she was related to the Washingtons and Lees of Virginia.
She was instrumental in arranging for the donation of a portrait of Emily Purnell Donelson, a White House hostess of nearly 150 years ago. The painting, done by Ralph E.W. Earle, is now on display in the White House.
Mrs. Dell, who worked as a nurse's aide with the Red Cross during World War II and the Korean War, was a mainstay in Navy Relief Fund efforts.
In Philadelphia, she became a leading fund-raiser for the Devon Horse Show. She founded its "Operation Gold Mine" and served on the board of the Country Fair. She also worked with the United Way until she fell ill.
Surviving are her daughter, Jean Dell Taylor; a son, Thomas M. 3d; three grandchildren, and two sisters.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions in her name may be made to the Saunders House.

Added by Charlie Weaver on May 24, 2015 3:10 PM
Ginny
McInturff Graves
Thank you so much for all you have done to rebuild all the memorials that were deleted.
Added by Ginny on May 23, 2015 2:46 PM
Christine( Karnes) & Jerry Wilhelm
RE: McEntarffers in Hamilton Cemetery
I'll try to get to the library tomorrow. Going to look up both sets of names and see what is going on. I looked up Daniel McEntarffer and it said that section and lot for all three... but then the names don't match... and some dates. I have a name and phone number that's been passed to me for the cemetery. I will give her a call after I run up to the library.
Added by Christine( Karnes) & Jerr... on May 18, 2015 2:54 PM
Christine( Karnes) & Jerry Wilhelm
RE: McEntarffers in Hamilton Cemetery
Please tell me again which names you wanted photos for as I just wrote them down and by the spelling of the last name that's what I found in the book... I'll keep working on it.. I didn't find Issac even though the cemetery book said he was there.... something's really messed up, but I'll try to figure it out. Please let me know the names for the photo requests again. thanks!
Added by Christine( Karnes) & Jerr... on May 18, 2015 11:50 AM
Christine( Karnes) & Jerry Wilhelm
RE: McEntarffers in Hamilton Cemetery
Trying to figure it out... the two pictures are from stones that are side by side and listed in the cemetery book - which told me where to find them.... going to take a long at the book at the library again and see if I can clear up the confusion......it's puzzling at best.
Added by Christine( Karnes) & Jerr... on May 18, 2015 11:46 AM
SusanG
Re: Julia Woodward transfer
Thank you so much David for the transfer of Julia's Memorial to me. I greatly appreciate it.

Best Regards-

Susan
Added by SusanG on May 18, 2015 6:37 AM
Christine( Karnes) & Jerry Wilhelm
Photo requests for McEntarffers
We were going up to Hamilton (not far away) again to find a great grandfather...we looked last year and found lots of the family, but missed his and his father's!! Last week I was in our renovated library with our daughters and found a small genealogy room. Hamilton is split between DeKalb and Steuben counties... so there were two cemetery books for Steuben co there.... that's how I found where my great grandfather was!! I looked up your 3 requests and the map at the cemetery told us where to look last evening. It didn't take long to find either. There was no marker for Issac... not sure what to think. Both parents were there, but the name is spelled differently. That's why I find stones to create memorials and not records.. there's too many 'mistakes'.... even in my own family. My own mother's name is misspelled in different places. We took a pic of a stone beside them, but he name was definitely not the same... and the rest was hard to read. The other two I've posted this a.m. ... but you can see the last name is misspelled by the memorial.
Added by Christine( Karnes) & Jerr... on May 16, 2015 7:20 AM
Kristin Baker
Question..
I don't know how, but I was curious if there was a way to link Cleva with her sisters Peggy Joyce Christian Kneisel, Mary Sletha Christian Cantrell, Blanche Virginia Christian Ridenour & Bobbie Jane Christian Ross.
Added by Kristin Baker on May 14, 2015 1:41 PM
DDM
Douglas Ernst
David
My information is a bit sketchy but I believe (according to the obituary) that the Memorial Page I just established for Fred H Ernst is that of Doug's Father.
Please take a look. If you agree and want to ling the two of them Fred's Memorial Page number is 146452527.

Regards
DDM
Added by DDM on May 14, 2015 9:03 AM
Anonymous
RE: Higley & Anna McEnterfer
You are welcome. Glad the photos work for you.
Added by Anonymous on May 13, 2015 8:11 PM
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