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Patricia O (#47113049)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo Family names that I'm currently researching are OSBORN (CT), O'NEAL (FL, AL, GA) IVES (FL), NC), TUTTLE (NC), MACKEY (FL, SC), DUNN and BARDIN (both AL), as well as McKEE (McKEY), MILLS and STEWART. I'm also researching BROYLES (VA, TN) and especially SHIPP (VA).
I have completed the Lost Ships project, which includes a memorial for each man aboard the 33 US merchant ships that were "lost" during World War II. These memorials contain information about each ship and its fate, information that many of the families of the merchant seamen never knew. These men have neither cemetery nor grave, only the ocean; their families have no piece of earth to adorn in memory of their lost loved one. I hope these memorials will somehow help to ease that loss. My goal now is to transfer these memorials to the families so that their biographical information can be included and they can be linked to their loved ones.
See the list of virtual cemeteries on the right for names of the ships. The 'Lost Ships' are all identified by (L) after the name of the ship.
My main sources:, and

I am currently creating memorials for other U.S. Merchant Mariners who died in WWII. I've recently found records on that lists the race and nationality of most mariners so I am including this information for any mariner who is listed as 'Negro', 'Black or 'African' in the hope that it will help those of African ancestry to identify their family member(s).
NOTE: Any photo that I have posted to this website is free to be used by anyone. I gladly donate them, as well as any biographical information, to further genealogical research. I believe family histories, public records, archived newspapers and anything else that contributes to the gathering of genealogy should be free and open to the public. For this reason, I'm especially grateful for this website, and to all of its contributors - "Thank you."

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RD Hall
The Avery's
Patricia, thank you so much for your very nice photographs and citations of the Avery graves.
Added by RD Hall on Jun 14, 2015 6:03 PM
Lynne W.
RE: Louise Heath O'Mary, Memorial #146039487
Thank you, Patricia for all that you have done.
She is part of my family and I would be happy to manage her memorial if you would like to transfer it to me.
Thanks, again.
Lynne. (#48699226)
Added by Lynne W. on Jun 14, 2015 7:42 AM
Joyce O
RE: Ruley Family, Milford Cemetery
You're welcome. My pleasure.
Added by Joyce O on Jun 12, 2015 7:25 AM
RE: Seaman William J. Crosbie, Memorial #56171184
I'm glad I was able to help. I appreciate your kind words ~ it's a beautiful location & tribute to all the men & women.

~ Linda
Added by Linda on Jun 04, 2015 9:43 PM
RE: Whayne and Shelby Photos
You are very welcome. I photographed all the Whayne's I could find while I was looking. Many thanks for the welcome. Questions will come up and I will be sure to contact you as they do.
Added by Chey on May 26, 2015 4:03 PM
Carl David Kester
Thank you so much for the gravesite photo!
Added by auntiemable on May 19, 2015 1:51 PM
Edwin Av
RE: Lenwood Earl Tripp, Memorial #80212936
You're welcome, although I am unable to find Billy Joe Tripp's marker. Are they unmarked? There is a few unmarked locations in the cemetary.
-Edwin A
Added by Edwin Av on May 09, 2015 3:20 PM
Janie Williams
RE: Peggy Dudley, Memorial #139500563
you're welcome. Glad I could help
If you know any Netherlys or McGuires
that is who I am looking for
Janie Williams
Added by Janie Williams on May 08, 2015 7:56 PM
Sherry Byrnes
USS Sumner I Kimball
Patricia - thank you for all of your hard work memorializing all the lost seamen on the USS Sumner I Kimball. My grandfather was John Joseph Lynch - he was lost at sea when my mother and her sisters were small children.
Sherry Byrnes
Added by Sherry Byrnes on May 07, 2015 5:45 PM
Jerry Hughes & Roger Young
Claude Robert "Buster" Hardee (Beddard)
Thanks Pat for the photo and suggestion, I think I will just change to Hardee as last name and let bio speak about born last name of Beddard, thanks again for your wonderful help, Jerry
Added by Jerry Hughes & Roger Youn... on May 05, 2015 9:10 AM
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