John V Givan John V Givan is not buried in the Higdon/Gavin family in Jackson Michigan. There are no Givan's in the plot. It appears that a divorced John V Gavin was in San Francisco in 1920. John Vernon Harcourt Givan filed for naturalization in Los Angeles California 21 Jun 1918 (originally started in Jackson Michigan 10 Oct 1912). WWI Draft was in Los Angeles California. Hope this helps.
RE: George W. Deshler I don't manage the page, so I did what I could, and sent the following e‑mail to the page manager, for what it's worth. I don't think it will result in anything, but I'm loath to add the comment in the form of a "flower". People who pay careful attention will find my page in my previous flower…
THIS IS A COPY OF A MESSAGE THAT YOU SENT TO THE FOLLOWING FIND A GRAVE CONTRIBUTOR: Contributor name: US Veterans Affairs Office Link to contributor: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=5
Find A Grave contributor Bill Thayer has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for George Deshler. Link to memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2935387 Link to contributor profile: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46555645
Their suggestion: ------------------------- It should be noted on the page that the tombstone! is in error… The information heading off the Find-a‑Grave page, is indeed correct: but the tombstone has taken the man's death date and used it as a birth date, with some curious date for his death. See my footnote at http://bit.ly/Cullum2240.
Bill Thayer American & Military History http://bit.ly/HistoryUSA
RE: George W. Deshler You do well to be confused! But there is no doubt at all that the dates on this man's tombstone are in error — as we know, our Veterans' Administration is not errorfree!
The first date shown on the tombstone is the date not on his birth but of his death, as you read in the Cullum's Register entry and in the AOG obituary The second date is a mystery to me; it may be that of a reinterment or of the order for the new tombstone.
Best, Bill Thayer American & Military History http://bit.ly/HistoryUSA
Christ Church Episcopal Churchyard There was a typo in the memorial number that you gave me - it should have been 137119984 - and you're correct, it is a duplicate. Thanks for pointing it out to me. I will delete it.
RE: Christ Church Episcopal Churchyard Thanks for the note about a possible duplicate. I went to investigate and memorial #317119984 doesn't seem to exist. I will do a search against the possibility that there is a typo in that number - either that, or the memorial has already been deleted by an Administrator.
RE: Which cemetery is the right cemetery? I took a photo of a stone for George and Harriett Moore (see memorial #120163135) at Arlington Cemetery. The contributor who created the memorial for Harriet notes some details on that memorial regarding the burial which came from Arlington's archivist. I don't know anything about the Moores at West Laurel Hill.