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Chris McVey (#47858026)
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Bio Photo Hello everyone,
I started working on the McVey family tree back in 1979. After the death of my grandfather, James Preston McVey (64288185), my father came into possession of an old humpback trunk that contained a civil war flag, a couple of old double barrel shotguns, tin type photos, and the Family bible. The bible contained the birth dates of my Great-grandfather and his brothers, that was the "seed" that got me started.
I had no idea at the time how addictive genealogy could be.
I ran across Find-a-Grave during a recent research jag. It has become one of my favorite resources. I've always been an avid photographer, so I have plenty of photos from past visits to family cemeteries, I'm attempting to add them as well as the newer ones I have visited.
I hope my additions are as helpful to your research as yours have been to me.
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Conservative Patriot
George Stone at Mc Vey
Given his birth year and the fact that his sibling and father served in CSA,
I think I shall put some effort into thinking George Stone may have also served in CSA.
Brother Samuel was just about old enough
to have served as drummer boy or later in war as soldier.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Dec 14, 2014 10:20 AM
Karen EAGLE Moman
Leona Gibson Painter Caldwell
Hi Chris,
Please correct the site to reflect the state of death as OH.

The Leona born in 13 Aug 1913 died 13 Nov 1978 in Massillon ,Stark, OH.

Also I am uncertain of her parents. I am trying to contact her son to find the names of her parents.

This Leona-per her death certificate-SEE BELOW- was born on 14 Jan 1914.

Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 about Leona Caldwell
Name:Leona Caldwell [Leona Gibson] 
Birth Date: 14 Jan 1914
Birth Place: West Virginia, United States
Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence Place: Streetsboro, Portage, Ohio, United States
Death Date: 14 May 1990
Death Time: 06:25 PM
Hospital of Death: Home
Death Place: Streetsboro, Portage, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 039130
Age at Death: 76
Certifier: Coroner
Referred to Coroner: Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Filing Date: 22 May 1990
Hospital Status: Other/Residence
Injury in Ohio: Yes
Type Place of Injury: Unspecified Place
Social Security Number: 234-07-8805
Father's Surname: Gibson
Marital Status: Widowed
Education: 10
Industry of Decedent: Homemaker, student, unemployed volunteer
Occupation of Decedent: Homemaker
Primary Registration District: 6704

Karen EAGLE Moman
Tucson, AZ
Added by Karen EAGLE Moman on Dec 12, 2014 7:46 AM
Christie Steward
Hi Chris, just wanted to say thanks for researching and sharing all of these! I do have an update for you for my great-grandfather, William "Willie" Dempsey. His death year was 1915, not 1916. Here is the article/obit for his death (really tragic, as his wife was pregnant with my grandmother at the time of his death!):

Publication: Tribune Published: October 21, 1915 Headline: In Sight Of His Wife / Will Dempsey Killed By Fall of Slate In Little Mine Near His Home At Victor Details of the accidental death of William Dempsey Jr. of Victor, in a small coal mine at his home on Oct. 5, have been received. He had gone to the mine, accompanied by his wife and little son, to mine some coal for home use. While his wife was watching him a heavy fall of slate came in on him, killing him instantly.
Added by Christie Steward on Dec 03, 2014 12:05 PM
Valerie Neal
Neal Transfers
Thank you for the Neal transfers. If you see any in my memorials you have in your family, let me know.

Added by Valerie Neal on Oct 25, 2014 8:30 AM
Jane Maloney
John Simms
Chris, In order to be sure this is the person I'm looking for...I'm wondering if you are related to Carl McVey once married to Maude May Payne and 1/2 sister to John O. Simms. I noticed you were the one who added a picture of his headstone from the Edmonds Oddfellows Cemetery in Fayette County. The John I'm searching for was married to Mary and had one son, Richard. I've just joined the Find A Grave website as a contributor or you can email me at Thank you, Jane Maloney
Added by Jane Maloney on Sep 18, 2014 4:03 PM
Conservative Patriot
Muddy Creek
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jul 06, 2014 5:12 PM
Conservative Patriot
Updates McVey Cem
Left some updates for you to process for McVey Cemetery on Muddy Creek Mtn, Greenbrier County WV.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jun 22, 2014 7:32 PM
Conservative Patriot
correct LAT LONG for McVey Old Mountain
The correct LAT LONG for McVey Old Mountain Cemetery, Green Brier County, WV is:
LAT 37.777465
LONG -80.555357
please update
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jun 06, 2014 3:25 PM
Sharon Beth
Sarah M McVey
Thank you for the corrections for Sarah's memorial page at Vandalia Cemetery.

Added by Sharon Beth on Mar 22, 2014 9:37 AM
Helen Burgess McVey
Hi Chris, I believe you have listed Helen McVey in the wrong Oak Hill Cemetery. I believe she is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana. That is where her parents are buried. I believe that since Lebanon was where she was living and there was no mention of Kirklin in her obit.

You can just click "edit" on your burial info, then continue. It will allow you to place her in the Oak Hill, Boone County cemetery.

Thank You,
Added by Judy on Mar 10, 2014 1:40 PM
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