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Judi McGarvey (#47550134)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 14 days
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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 during the short time I have been a member.
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 • 1,825 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Judi McGarvey (71)[Leave Message]
Kathleen Johnston
RE: John H. Johnston 117781601

I realized that I never responded to you last year when you asked if I wanted John H. Johnston transferred to me. We were literally in the middle of moving and your reply to me was lost in the shuffle. I am not sure why John H. Johnston shows up as 117781601- in what I sent and your response. Probably my typo because he is 117281601!.

Yes, I would like his memorial transferred if possible, and his wife also. I do not have any info about the other Johnstons in that cemetery, and will see if I can find out if they are connected with my husband's line. The names are not familiar - maybe some long lost cousins?

Sorry for the long delay in answering you!

Kathln Johnston
Added by Kathleen Johnston on Apr 07, 2015 3:05 PM
Debbie O
RE: Felix Robinson
Just letting you know that I have the photo for Felix Jr. and will be posting it soon....I didn't get his location when I got the others...Sorry for the wait.
Added by Debbie O on Mar 31, 2015 6:45 PM
Dori & Ed
Catherine (Piper) Tate 76356114
Hello Judi
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you for the transfer of Catherine (Piper) Tate 76356114 to our care.
Thank you for taking the time to make her memorial and for taking the photos of her cemetery stone.
The effect of the black and white photo of their cemetery stone was wonderful.
Find A Grave is great site but only because of people like you.
Thank you.
Dori & Ed 47796684
Added by Dori & Ed on Mar 31, 2015 8:39 AM
Cameron-Ashley Heath
Thank you from WA state

It makes me sad when a wonderful volunteer goes out on a photo request and there is no headstone--I hope you know how much I appreciate your looking. Being so far away of course, I have no way of knowing in advance. Your time is valuable and I appreciate your letting me know none of the 3 had headstones.
Added by Cameron-Ashley Heath on Mar 16, 2015 12:06 PM
Cameron-Ashley Heath
No headstone
Added by Cameron-Ashley Heath on Mar 16, 2015 12:05 PM
Kim Kerr
Find A Grave Memorial# 54262647
Re: David Proudfit photo

Since I didn't post the photo in question, I am unable to delete it. You will need to contact the volunteer that posted the photo. Thanks!
Added by Kim Kerr on Feb 28, 2015 3:18 PM
RE: re: Frances Roberts #81723371 (Saratoga IOOF Cemetery)
I just did some random searching on all the different versions of her names and I found it super interesting that in the 1940 census, she lived in Berkeley on Alice Street since her mom's name was Alice! And..... she lived only a couple of blocks from where I grew up. Pretty crazy, huh?

Added by Squeak on Feb 26, 2015 11:53 AM
RE: re: Frances Roberts #81723371 (Saratoga IOOF Cemetery)
Ooooooooh wow, I didn't realize you were related to her! Now I feel even better that you found her! =) The reason her plot is marked is because everyone in the cemetery is part of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and they are the ones that paid for the plot and stone. The stone is about 1 1/2 foot from left to right, about 10 inches up and down, and only about 2 inches thick. If the family couldn't provide a stone, the IOOF provided stones like this.


Added by Squeak on Feb 26, 2015 11:43 AM
re: Frances Roberts #81723371 (Saratoga IOOF Cemetery)

Thanks very much for the edits. Can I ask how you got the info for her? I'm only curious because in this particular cemetery, there has always been very little to almost no info on many of the people buried, and in fact, much of the cemetery info that did exist was lost for quite a while! The cemetery, for many years, was inaccessible to FindAGravers and was known for that. One day I actually was able to get in, so I photographed EVERY stone and input them here because I had a feeling that there were people in there that other people were searching for - and that I thought some of them were also probably pretty well known. It ends up that I was correct on both parts and I have learned a lot of interesting history about the people in this cemetery. And I'm not even related to any of them! HA! I'm just glad there are people on FindAGrave that can shed some light on some of the people in this cemetery. There are even people in here that only have initials for their name or just something like "Mrs. Meyers" with no first name. Don't even know their gender! I'm determined to figure these people out. They deserve some dignity, right?

Anyway, thank you for the edits, no matter where it came from.


Added by Squeak on Feb 24, 2015 2:38 PM
Lillie Riney
RE: Eaton/Page family
I have quite a few Eatons & Pages in my family, but they are not of my major lines.
Added by Lillie Riney on Feb 22, 2015 9:13 AM
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