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Thomas C McGiffin (#47600833)
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Bio Photo My father was Thomas C McGiffin (1929-1991) and his parents and my grandparents were William Junkin McGiffin (1893-1955)and Nell Florence Belz McGiffin (1895-1969). W J (William Junkin) McGiffin (son of Nathaniel 1851-1921) and May Junkin McGiffin (1856-1898) related to the Cheney's and McGiffin's in the Great Falls area in Montana (where he was born) and in Fairfield Iowa. Nathaniel's father was Norton McGiffin and son of Sarah Huston Quail, and was one of five boys, Thomas, James, Norton, Philo Norton (and my grt grandfather Nathaniel)
On my mother Harriet's side my grandparents were Harry H. Bergman (Jacob and Philippena Bergman) and Alice Dodge Bergman. Grandpa Harry's roots go back to his grandfather known as a Butterfield stage stop and mail driver for the Butterfield Stage Co ( and Civil War Veteran) William M Godfrey who was one of California's first photographers in LA in the early 1860-90's and William Dresser Huntington (my grt grt grandfather) who worked very close to LDS Prophet Joseph Smith and was the church sexton while in Navoo Ill. (kept birth, death and marriage records). He and his family came west with the wagon train to settle in Salt Lake City.
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Jack Davison
Philo N McGiffin
I see that like me, everyone wants to know whether you are descended from or otherwise related to him. As Wikipedia will tell you, Philo is a legend at the Naval Academy and it would be good to know that his line continues, as well as that he really existed, as his memorial and Wikipedia attest. There was an excellent biographical article a couple of years ago in Shipmate, the Alumni magazine.
Added by Jack Davison on Jun 27, 2013 4:00 PM
Mary Ann
Hello! I transferred Philo to your management. Are you also interested in managing his remaining family members? If you go to the Washington Cemetery and look up the remaining family members, I'd be fine on transferring them to you as well, Best Wishes!
Added by Mary Ann on Nov 25, 2012 4:44 PM
Mary Ann
Philo McGiffin
I noticed that you posted photos of Philo on his memorial page. Based on your last name, you are probably a relative of his. Would you like to manage Philo and his remaining family members accounts? I open them up hoping family members will be connected with passed relatives.
Added by Mary Ann on Nov 24, 2012 9:10 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: W.J. McGiffin and Nell B McGiffin
You're welcome. Have you ever been there? The office has plot maps to make it easier to find the grave, but you can also go to their website (link is on the Findagrave page) and click on "Cemetery Maps", then click "Pinecrest". The lot numbers are very small and a little difficult to read, but you can blow it up. I recommend that if you have not been there before, print the plot map before you come here. If you go on a Sunday, the friendly helpful staff will not be there to help you.
Take care,
Added by B.J. Waters on Sep 19, 2011 9:11 PM
Dan Tripp
Bergman Memorials.....
Hi Thomas,

Welcome to find a Grave. The transfers are my pleasure. I'm very happy that the memorials for Orlando and Annie Bergman are now in the care of a family member, where they belong.

Best regards,

Added by Dan Tripp on Sep 07, 2011 10:14 PM

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