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David McInturff (#47179039)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised and worked in northern Virginia. I'm a 67 year old Federal Government retiree with 43 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.

Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 25 to 30 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.

If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request.

Here is how you request to have a memorial transferred to you:
1. Find and open the memorial you want to maintain.
2. Click on Edit in upper right corner.
3. Click on "Suggest any other correction or addition."
4. Type "Please transfer this memorial to me (and anything else you want to convey.)"
5. Click box for "I'm not a robot."
6. Click "Send this message."
You will receive a transfer and an e-mail.

I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator.

Regarding duplicate memorials, it's never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I that have made, please submit an SAC on the Edit tab of the memorial page and let me know, and provide the number of the original memorial. Thank you.

You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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Paula Thomas
Arlington Cemetery
Thank you for taking photos at Arlington. They are so helpful for those of us living outside of Virginia. And your tombstone group photos are beautiful.
Added by Paula Thomas on Apr 19, 2017 12:32 AM
Thanks David for transferring! I also do not know why people seem to "hoard" graves.
Added by Nay on Feb 07, 2017 12:42 PM
Cindy Hinton
RE: Sallie Pope Best
You're very welcome. Her daughter Madeline was my mom's aunt by marriage.
Added by Cindy Hinton on Jan 23, 2017 2:10 PM
Mona Anderson
RE: Floyd & Merle McInturff
You're welcome. You must be a distant cousin to my husband. Floyd is his 6th cousin twice removed.
Added by Mona Anderson on Dec 30, 2016 11:15 AM
Since Yours was 1st..
David since yours was 1st we can merge all the information I supplied into yours if that is acceptable or transfer MgMT to me. The photos I supplied are all originals. I too worked for Arlington Natl Cemetery. You may have seen my published photojournalistic article on the 150th Anniversary of ANC last year in Army Magazine, Stars and Stripes and USA TODAY.
Call me if you want to talk. Leave message if I fail to answer.
Added by Dan on Dec 21, 2016 7:28 AM
RE: LCPL Kevin Mark Coyne #157863134
Good as a classmate there are now 2!
Added by Dan on Dec 21, 2016 7:14 AM
Audrey Staples
Virtual Cemeteries
Your listings of all the variables of the surname Meckendörfer was very interesting! I belong to the DAR from Hans Jurg "George" McInturf (Meckendörfer) who I proved to join the DAR. Thanks again.
Audrey Staples
Added by Audrey Staples on Dec 16, 2016 12:59 AM
Bill Thayer
Camden R McAtee 122885908
A quick heads‑up to a page at,, which has a fair amount of information, and a photo of his grave marker.

To which I can add that his wife, referred to on that page as Jeannie W McAtee, Jennie Brewington McAtee, and Jeannie McAtee (her correct maiden name: Jeannie Brewington), was the niece of Adm. Robert E. Coontz 21755. This information is from the autobiographical memoir of the admiral, Mississippi to the Sea, p438 (

Kind regards,
Bill Thayer
American & Military History
Added by Bill Thayer on Dec 15, 2016 9:58 AM
Wendy Doran
RE: James Bernard Fitzpatrick, Master Sgt. USArmy
Please explain what an SAC is. Thx Wendy
Added by Wendy Doran on Dec 14, 2016 7:02 PM
Wendy Doran
James Bernard Fitzpatrick, Master Sgt. USArmy
Thank you for photographing my Gt Uncles grave in Arlington. I am unaware if he has any relatives and would like to assume responsibility for his grave.

Please advise
Wendy Hudson Doran
Added by Wendy Doran on Dec 03, 2016 9:19 PM
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