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Patricia O (#47113049)
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Bio Photo My mother (OSBORN) was from NC and my father (O'NEAL) was from AL/FL. Other family names I'm researching are IVES, TUTTLE, MACKEY, DUNN and BARDIN, as well as McKEE (McKEY), MILLS and STEWART. My mother left a hand written history of her life, some genealogy her grandmother had recorded, and the beginnings of her father's genealogy. It was enough to get me started a few years ago and now "the quest" is my passion.
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.
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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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Messages left for Patricia O (157)[Leave Message]
RE: Sofus Storaa
Patricia, thank you for contacting me. Thank you for making this memorial for Sofus and his shipmates. I have sent an email to my cousin, a descendant of Sofus. If she expresses interest in taking over this memorial, I will let you know. Thank you for your do excellent work! Be well and happy, Denise
Added by dnorthvalley on Aug 19, 2014 5:13 PM
Thank You!
Added by Peter on Aug 15, 2014 8:26 AM
Johnny Marrs
RE: General Van Dyke, Memorial #56766357
I would consider a pleasure to maintain his Memorial.

Thank you
Added by Johnny Marrs on Aug 11, 2014 9:47 PM
Johnny Marrs
RE: General Van Dyke, Memorial #56766357
I am related to General E. Vandyke on his father/mother's side.

He is my 5th cousin 3 times removed.
Added by Johnny Marrs on Aug 11, 2014 12:57 PM
Eric Leindecker
RE: Lizzie Morris, Memorial #105327410
My main sources come from I look at/for birth & death certs along with anything else I can find. Then I compare what I find to make sure it all seems right. It is surprising how many of them can be wrong.
Added by Eric Leindecker on Jul 23, 2014 9:27 PM
Tim Allen
Frank Archie Zamora, #75073555

Thanks for adding the information to his memorial. I'm not related so definitely no need to transfer but thanks for the offer. I was actually creating a memorial for the older son Joe Ernest because I have a copy of his death certificate which led to finding the whole family on a tree in Also, the family tree shows his name as Francisco Archibaldo but there was no verification of the name spelled that way. I thought that was a very interesting story of how he died.

Take care,

Added by Tim Allen on Jul 15, 2014 4:42 PM
RE: Marvin Daniel Smith, Memorial #86281859
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Allan on Jul 01, 2014 10:43 PM
RE: Marvin Smith Memorial

Thanks for the offer. If Marvin Smith is not related to you I would be happy to have him.

Added by Allan on Jul 01, 2014 1:27 PM
Tracie Curnell
Stephen F Glover
I'm not related, but I've been trying to photograph 2 local cemeteries and get them all on Find A Grave. I'm very aware that WWI and WWII casualties could not be shipped home for burial so each stone I run into is a memorial stone, and that lead me to trying to find them and link them internationally to their actual burial sites.I appreciate the work you've done.

Tracie Curnell
Added by Tracie Curnell on Jun 19, 2014 12:14 PM
Dwane Carrell
wall pic added
Added by darealjolo on Jun 02, 2014 11:00 AM
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