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Patricia O (#47113049)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 27 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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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
Jerry Hughes & Roger Young
RE: Hattie Mildred Haddock Hardee
Pat, yes that would be fine to transfer spouse to my care, thank you for locating and photographing, appreciated. Jerry
Added by Jerry Hughes & Roger Youn... on May 05, 2015 7:17 AM
Marybeth Novak Lindgren
RE: Stanley Palcich and Family
I didn' keep any notes on his parents so please submit what you have. If your request is still out there for pictures when I get to Minnesota this summer I'll make sure I get the photos. We'll get it done together!
Added by Marybeth Novak Lindgren on May 02, 2015 9:24 AM
Marybeth Novak Lindgren
RE: Stanley H. Palcich, Memorial #56293130
Hello again! I added his parents and requested them to be linked to his sisters Margaret and Anne. I didn't realize who Anne was until I clicked on the link that you had set up for her. I knew her very well. We went to the same church in Chisholm and I attended school with 3 of her children. One of her grand daughters actually lived in Wasilla, Alaska (where I am) for a while. I went to school with so many nieces and nephews of my hometown's World War II casualties and I never knew anything about them until I started working on this project. The families never talked about the losses.
Added by Marybeth Novak Lindgren on May 01, 2015 10:28 PM
Marybeth Novak Lindgren
RE: Photo of Stanley #56293130
Hi Patricia,
I was back in Minnesota for a funeral so I stopped my my dad's America Legion post. They had all of the newspaper memorials that my dad had published in 2000 taped to the walls. (not a great idea...yellowed newspaper and gloss tape) I took pictures and have been trying to crop and enhance the photos as they were full page layouts with close to 30 portraits and bios per page. I posted Ens. Palcich's photo and transcribed bio to his memorial. I notice the date of death is different but you know how accurate newspaper can be and there is a lot of misinformation passed around. Also, I asked my aunt about the family. She remembers they lived on the other side of town but didn't know them.
Thanks for all of your work!
Added by Marybeth Novak Lindgren on Apr 25, 2015 11:51 PM
Rusty Macon Weber
RE: Nathaniel D. Foster, Jr., Memorial #75880510
Patricia - I would be honored for his memorial page to be turned over for me to maintain.

I'm really impressed by, and grateful for, the time and effort that you have put into this project.

Thank you,
Added by Rusty Macon Weber on Apr 17, 2015 8:13 PM
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