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Judi McGarvey (#47550134)
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Bio Photo I have enjoyed wandering through cemetery and graveyards all of my life. Now I can't resist clicking through findagrave whenever I can. In 1977, when I began compiling my family history in earnest, I felt drawn to the gravesite of each relative I studied, so during the 1980s, my husband David and I often spent our vacations traveling from one cemetery to another mainly in the Midwest and Northwest. In the 1990s, I organized volunteers from the Fairfax County Genealogical Society to survey over 350 cemeteries and burial sites in the county and oversaw the publication of Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones, volumes I-VI.

Now that I have discovered findagrave, I am delighted to have a place where I can share hundreds of photographs we have taken of gravestones and memorials all over the country. My thanks to all the contributors who have built this site and to all those who have helped me since I have become a member.
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Terry Magyar
Per your trcommendation
I removed the picture of the military marker I posted for David Proudfit (1770-1830), #54262647.

Thank you,
Added by Terry Magyar on Jul 11, 2016 10:52 AM
Jane Perry
RE: Grace Gillis
Thank you for your help, Judi!
Added by Jane Perry on Jul 04, 2016 1:00 PM
Darlene Gordon
Johnathan Stiener
I believe there is a mix up on his death date. You have 1903 but on his headstone it was written as 8 May 1883. Could you find out how we have two different death dates. Thank you in advance.
Added by Darlene Gordon on May 03, 2016 1:15 AM
Fairfax County Gravestone Inscriptions
Thank you so much for your leadership and work on the Fairfax County Gravestone Inscriptions project. Yes, I have been able to refer to those volumes several times, including for the Bicksler family cemetery, the old Union Church cemetery on Towlston Road, and the Smith-Iden family cemetery nearby. I believe the old Union church (Old Bethel Church) property on Towlston Rd. must represent, in its origin, what Parson Jeremiah Moore called his Difficult Run church, one of his circuit churches in the late 18th century. Another might be the Frying Pan church.
Added by AlPol on Apr 21, 2016 10:53 PM
Sarah Lane
I just googled and Olis is a real name.
Definition: The baby boy name Olis is pronounced as AALIHS. Olis is of Germanic origin. The meaning of Olis is 'a powerful man.'
Never knew.
Added by Sarah Lane on Mar 15, 2016 3:24 PM
Sarah Lane
RE: Belle Travis & Asher O.
Hi Judi. Thank you for responding. I discovered how to remove the edit I requested last night for Belle so all is okay.
I can't believe Olis is correct either but I just enlarged the death certificate and compared the 'l-i-s'in Olis, with other characters in the document. The penmanship is near perfect so there's no mistake of 'Olis'. No other document that I have found uses his middle name. I'll defer to your judgement on this--maybe keeping it just 'O.' will be fine until I can find one more source, or one more family member with the same name.
Thank you.
Added by Sarah Lane on Mar 15, 2016 2:35 PM
RE: Picture for Erling Wick
Your welcome, I usually take surrounding photos of the same name when I am doing a photo request as they usually are related somehow in the family.
Added by GOLDENGIRL on Mar 02, 2016 4:31 PM
George William Robertson 129442330
I don't think he is actually buried here with his wife Mary. I do believe he is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City South Dakota where they were living when he died in 1955. Find A Grave #31415493. I have Mary A Sanderson Robertson's death certificate so I know this is her here in Presbyterian Cemetery. And her son Fred H Robertson is the informant. So it took me awhile to figure this out because George was born in Illinois and died in South Dakota as I said. So I'm thinking you could link his actual burial site and/or correct this one.
Added by Janicekh on Feb 10, 2016 12:12 PM
RE: Alice Eaton Tandy, #142740178
Sorry, not related. Hope this helps. Ruth

Mrs. Alice Tandy Dies at Home Here
Mrs. Alice Tandy passed away Saturday after a brief illness at her home 2042 Emerson Street. She was the widow of F. D. Tandy and a native of Missouri; She had made her home in Berkeley for the last three years. She is survived by one daughter, Frances Roberts.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the "Little Chapel of the Flowers," Adeline Street and Ashby Station. Interment will be at Mt. View Cemetery.
[Berkeley Daily Gazette 22 Apr 1929 page fourteen]

In Oakland, August 13, 1921, Frederick Tandy, beloved
husband of Alice Tandy and stepfather of Frances Roberts; son of George Tandy of Decatur, Ill.; native of Illinois aged 62 years
Sacramento, Calif. papers please copy.
Interment Mt. View Cemetery
[Oakland Tribune 14 Aug 1921]

Added by REHM on Feb 06, 2016 2:02 PM
John Bjorge
Searching again
Hi Judi,
I'm searching for my past again, now I've retired and can put more time into it. I see that you are doing the maintenance for memorial #93585095. Her Brother was my Great Grandfather. Have you ever heard of the oldest Brother Ingvald Christian Ronning Bjorge? He's in the family photo under Peter Bjorge #34921373. I might have to travel to Norway to find him.
John Bjorge
Added by John Bjorge on Jan 29, 2016 10:43 AM
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