Search for content in message boards

Sawtelle Veterans Hospital and Cemetery

Replies: 7

Finding Veteran Cemeteries

Myrt :) (View posts)
Posted: 31 Oct 2004 6:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
DearMYRTLE, your friend in genealogy
--------------------------------------------------------
Finding Veteran Cemeteries

From a series of message board postings located at:
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/topics.methods....

From: Patti Champion,
DearMYRTLE,
Have you or anyone on your boards heard of Sawtelle Veterans Hospital/Sawtelle Veterans Cemetery? My father-in-law remembers going to his grandmother's (Cora E. Mullens Champion) father's funeral in 1924 at Sawtelle Veterans Cemetery, near Los Angeles, CA.. I am unable to find this veterans cemetery. Some time ago I had someone from Headstone Hunters try to find it with no success. His great-grandfather was supposed to be a Civil War veteran from OH and I have tried searching the records at the National Archives also with no success. I have also searched the census for Cora E. in the 1880 but was unable to find a Mullens/Mullins/Miller of her age (she was supposed to have been born in 1872). I have also tried searching for an obituary in 1924 LA newspaper at the Library of Congress. I am now moving to FL so will not have as much access to these records. -- Any help would be appreciated.

From: David Stielow
Dear Patti,
I believe this is the cemetery you are looking for:
http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/losangeles.htm

From: Patti Champion
Thank you for your response. I had been seriously considering that this cemetery was the correct one. Thanks for confirmation. The history looks good.

DearPATTI & READERS,
David has pointed us all to the (US) Department of Veterans Affairs NATIONAL CEMETERY ADMINISTRATION website http://www.cem.va.gov/. You'll find information including:

-- National Cemetery (links by state)
-- National Gravesite Locator
-- Headstone & Markers (including explanation of eligibility)
-- Military Honors Funerals
-- State Cemetery Grants Program
-- Obtaining Medals & Records

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
6023 26th Street West
PMB 352
Bradenton, FL 34207
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com
http://www.DearMYRTLE.com
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Patti Champion 28 Oct 2004 11:27AM GMT 
David Stielow 29 Oct 2004 9:33PM GMT 
Patti Champion 30 Oct 2004 1:15PM GMT 
Myrt :) 31 Oct 2004 1:06PM GMT 
anisahdavid1 18 Dec 2011 4:12PM GMT 
roncon60 19 Dec 2011 12:55PM GMT 
cellis75655 6 Jan 2013 6:01AM GMT 
cellis75655 6 Jan 2013 6:02AM GMT 
per page

Find a board about a specific topic