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Gina Townley Swinburn (#46543340)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo updated August 26, 2017
Hurricane Harvey has destroyed most of the community in which we live. as of 9-3-17 flood waters still rising on Sabine and Neches rivers.
UPDATE: Sept 8, still evacuated.

We covet your prayers and ask for understanding as we try to rebuild what was just destroyed
in March of 2016.
One of the most remarkable people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing I met right here, on FAG. My friend Bud was definitely one-of-a-kind. The kind of mentor anyone would be proud to have. Sadly, he has passed away, but his legacy of friendship and human kindness can never be erased.
Please, drop by and leave one of FAG's best Bud a token.

Just a side note to the thanks below. PLEASE, make your edit requests through the edit tab whenever possible.

For you guys who are BLOWING up my account with additions, edits and bio information.......Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. FAG is made greater each and every day due to the tireless efforts of those willing to give of themselves.

Hi, I'm Gina, born 1955 to George and Margaret Maddix Townley. I've always lived on the TX/LA state line at the coast. All my relatives are in Alabama and Georgia as my father saw fit to move to see "the cowboys" after his service in the Air Force in WWII.
I've been a FAG member over 12 years! If you think there is anything I could help you with or help contribute to your search, all you need to do is ask.
I have been willingly helped at every task, and I am more than willing to re-pay and pay that forward.

   The family memorials are created by myself and my husband under my name and are already set up to pass to my designated child when both of us are unwilling or unable to continue. By combining our efforts our children's ancestors will all be managed by the same person.
Please, think ahead! Designate someone to continue or maintain your work!

Transfer guidelines are posted in FAG's FAQ. ALL transfer request should come through the edit tab. Be respectful of creators. REMEMBER to be willing to give MORE than you RECEIVE.
***************INFO & PHOTOS***************
Any information on my pages credited to myself, is freely available for ANYONE'S use. Please feel free to incorporate anything that belongs to me into anything you wish. You do NOT have to link my page or credit me. My only request is that you use the information correctly and respectfully. UPDATE 12/2/2012 Because of some ill intentioned people I have decided to make things even easier. Every one of my photos will now have the COPYRIGHT and the RELEASE on the photo itself. You will never be asked to account for it's origin or your permission as it's already there! Hope this helps.

WOOHOO!! We can upload up to 8mg pictures now! What a remarkable site. HOWEVER, I'm NOT going back to repost photos, so from 2014 forward you will get 5m pictures, but, the offer still stands for the old ones, just let me know what you want and I'll be happy to give it to you.

@@@ The most simplisticly honest approach to dealing with gravestone images use came to me from a FAG newbie. Shouldn't we all take this sentiment to heart? All I'm asking is that you think about it.@@@@

   ***** "I don't ask a deceased individual's family member if I can photograph their loved one's grave so I don't expect them to ask my permission to use the photo on another website."-Sonia Sanchez*****
The idea is to get as much information available to the general public as possible thereby creating more interest in preserving our ancestry. Information posted by me showing source documents is being used under Section 107, fair use, of the Copyright Act of 1976 generalized for "information, teaching and genealogy". If an ANY TIME you feel as there has been a copyright infringement, contact me for immediate removal, until a decision can be made.
Please feel free to share with me anything you wish, ask anything you like. My opinions are my own and I will honor yours as well.
I respond to all e-mail and all messages (although I'm sometimes slow and don't mind being reminded).


While I respect FAG's mission of grave registration, MY mission is to provide genealogical information for those registrations. The two do not need to be mutually exclusive. I am truly thankful for those who have the time and energy to register multitudes of grave for the rest of us to find.


OH, and ANOTHER thing!!
Please, add anything you like to pages created by me in the photo section that you think needs to be there. I don't care what it is. I don't OWN these memorials, I created them to be shared. Use you own best judgement about what's relative. I am SICK of creators hoopla about "don't add this or that"! Really? Add anything. Most say "you are using up a photo space"... WELL, if you use up all the photo space on memorials that I MADE, I'll sponsor it so you can add more. If we come to that 20pic wall limit, THEN we will address it. Try not to post anything that would be offensive to family, for if they ask, I will have it removed.. but let's face facts folks, NONE of us is perfect and ALL of this is history.

I hope your ancestral journey proves as entertaining and worthwhile as mine has proved to be.

Gina Townley Swinburn

My favorite quote, paraphrased, from Maya Angelou:
"People will forget what you did, forget what you said, but they will never forget the way you made them feel."

No truer words were ever spoken. My own personal quote is,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgiven or forgotten."

Be kind. Be Gentle. Make it a way of life to commit a random act of kindness as often as possible. Smile. Be happy. Life is short. Enjoy it.

*and remember, at the end of the day, it's about what we leave behind*
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Corrine Harrison-Horn
Wendy Driver
Please remove this information from the database of Liberty Cemetery because the McGowen Cemetery is not related to each other. Thanks in advance.
Added by Corrine Harrison-Horn on Oct 18, 2017 12:02 PM
Corrine Harrison-Horn
Rhonda Lynn Driver
Hi Gina,

I thank you for doing a good job thru Find A Grave. Please remove Rhonda Lynn Driver from the database of Liberty Cemetery in Point Blank because Liberty Cemetery and the McGowen Cemetery are not related. Any questions or concerns my contact information is

Added by Corrine Harrison-Horn on Oct 18, 2017 11:55 AM
Veronica Golden
Hi Gina,
I believe Veronica is my paternal great aunt and I'm trying to track her down. I'm guessing you are possibly related to Paul Golden, her third husband?
Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated!

Added by thebeatonpath on Sep 23, 2017 9:17 PM
Adm. Roy D. Pope, Jr (ALNM)
Sgt Solon Hingson Glover (Mem# 15702153)
You show Solon's rank to be Sgt. On 26 Mar 1962, Alabama Governor John Patterson appointed Solon Hingson Glover as an Aide-de-Camp on his personal military staff and commissioned him to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Alabama State Militia. His appointment and commission were announced on 29 Mar 1962 in The Anniston Star. I have posted a newspaper clipping to his memorial page as one of many sources I have found regarding his rank.
Added by Adm. Roy D. Pope, Jr (ALN... on Sep 07, 2017 10:38 PM
Ancestor Hunter
Asbury Methodist Cemetery Staten Island
Hi Gina,

I think you have listed all of my DuPuy relatives at Asbury Methodist Cemetery, New Springville
Richmond County (Staten Island)New York, USA ! They have only the year of death and I wonder if you know who I might contact at the cemetery to ask for dates of birth or ages at time of death? Fingers crossed...I've been looking for this family (DePuy, Depew, DuPuy, etc.) for many years! Regards, Cynthia
Added by Ancestor Hunter on Aug 07, 2017 9:40 PM
RE: Re Sarah Prall
You're very welcome. Her parents are there also. I just submitted an edit to link her to them.

Added by Aislin on Jul 16, 2017 7:47 AM
Mifflin Cemetery, Ashland Cty, Ohio
Hi Gina, I'm a little confused about where you live, but you added three Keightley memorials to Mifflin Cemetery. I am looking for other Keightley burials, likely in the same cemetery, but have not found information on them. Do you have a decedent list? I'm going to try the Ashland Cty genealogy society, but wondered if you had a contact. Anything would be helpful. Thanks!
Added by Penchance on May 27, 2017 11:02 AM
Lois Martin McDonald
Kenny Albright Data
Thank you for sending the info on the Albright sibs. I don't add that particular "type" of info in the bios unless asked to by immediate family.
If you have a copy of his death certificate and want to, you can add it to the photo section. That way it will be there for future generations.
I enjoyed your write-up and agree completely. I have met some really hateful and some really sweet individuals on Find A Grave. I always pray that the sweet ones over shadow the ones that don't play well with others!
Added by Lois Martin McDonald on May 13, 2017 8:25 AM
Blanche Wallace
Ruth Hannah Wallace # 129762048
Hello, Gina - just wondering if you have an edit pending to link Ruth to her husband, Roy L. Wallace # 105578093. I am getting an error message when I try to suggest the link via the edit tab.
Thanks for all you do. Blanche
Added by Blanche Wallace on May 11, 2017 2:07 PM
Tony Ricardson
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo of my relative's grave. SEM-SC
Added by sem on May 11, 2017 11:06 AM
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