If you are related to a person that I have created a memorial for and I'm not related, I will transfer them to you. If you are a friend of the person I have created a memorial for, and I don't know them, I will transfer them to you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I DO NOT EVER make anyone ask my permission if they could use a headstone picture. We all are on here to help each other find our loved ones. So if you want to use the picture you're welcome to it :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Orrilla Smith/Royal Palm Cem. Hi. My husband and myself do numerous photo requests at Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Pete. We saw where you had had Orrilla Smith on the photo request page several weeks ago. Going off that list, we were able to locate the grave this morning. The grave was semi-covered over with sand, which we dusted off. We also photographed the area, and added extra photos for Annie Smith, and Addyman's wife Margaret. We will be posting these photos shortly on their memorial pages. Many times at Royal Palm Cemetery the graves are either sunken with time, or covered over with leaves, etc. We go 'poking' around and have discovered many graves this way.
That's why I couldn't figure out who you were because you are related to Tom.
Yes I am Gerald O'Neill's daughter from his marriage to Jean Mills - that was his marriage just before he married June.
At my high school graduation Grandpa O'Neill told me I had another sister older and would I someday try and find her and find her I did. Her name was Sharon Marie and her mother Alta Dudderer was Gerald's first wife.
Gerald was a womanizer and I saw how many time he made June cry. Gerald's daughter Margaret Susan O'Neill Banks just died this past May here in FL. She suffered with MS also for many, many years as has my oldest daughter - it is hereditary in this family.
I am on Ancestry also and if there are any figures or information you would like please take them as copies.
Grandpa O'Neill also gave me the only copy of his Biography. It is very well written and has a great deal of history in it. Grandpa came from a coal mining family from Indiana.
You have done some lovely, respectful work on this site. Keep in contact.
Diane O'Neill Kepus
P.S. Aunt Lois is still alive, Dad's youngest sibling. She is a wonderful joy - I saw her last May when I was in Toledo for my mother's memorial.
RE: Donald Daugherty DEAR CHRISTINA, NO I AM NO RELATION, BUT HE MUST HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL MAN IN LIFE AND NO DOUBT BY YOUR WORDS, HE WAS MUCH TREASURED. I AM A WOMAN MARINE...I SERVED IN THE KOREAN ERA. OUR GROUP OF WOMEN WENT TO RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY ON 12-13-14 AND LAID A WREATH ON HIS GRAVE SITE. IT WAS OUR PRIVILEGE, AND WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME AGAIN ON 12-12-15. WE ALSO LEFT SHINY PENNIES, YOU KNOW...FOR REMEMBRANCE...FOR, IN GOD WE TRUST...AND LASTLY, PENNIES FROM HEAVEN. MAY YOU AND UNCLE DONALD'S FAMILY HAVE PEACE AND JOY IN YOUR LIVES.