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Patricia O'Neal (#47113049)
 member for 6 years, 8 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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Claudia Bourdon
Thank You!

Thank you for the clear photo of my 6th Cousin, Thomas Eugene Minges' half of the gravestone he shares with his wife. It is easy to read.
Do you have a photo with the entire gravestone? or one of his wife's half? I am working on piecing together my family history and don't know Thomas' wife's name. I can see in the photo you uploaded that He was called 'Popsie' and had been married on June 8th,I can't see the marriage year.
Again, thank you for the photo and all of the wonderful work you do.

Claudia Bourdon
Added by Claudia Bourdon on Nov 27, 2015 9:38 AM
Russ Pickett
RE: Eugene Lewis, Memorial #70472751
Thanks Patricia. :-)
Added by Russ Pickett on Nov 20, 2015 5:19 AM
Max E. Rockafellow
RE: James O. Moon, #21117840
No Problem. Been there. Max
Added by Max E. Rockafellow on Nov 15, 2015 6:01 AM
Max E. Rockafellow
RE: Moon Memorials #21117841 and #21117840
Hi Patricia, placed photo for James. Did not post a picture because there was no death date on the marker. Has James passed? Max
Added by Max E. Rockafellow on Nov 14, 2015 1:35 PM
Russ Pickett
RE: Roger W. Nash, Memorial # 72327668
Thank you so much Patricia. I appreciate all your work on our veterans. :-)

Added by Russ Pickett on Nov 11, 2015 2:38 AM
RE: Charles O'Neal, Memorial #124767065
Hi Patricia,

Please don't apologize. It was my pleasure to search for you. I usually do about 10 a month, so I was out there already. He's in a pretty part of the cemetery.
Added by CameraLady on Nov 06, 2015 9:40 PM
RE: Broyles photos, Memorial #30247850
Hi--cannot remember if I replied to you or not--of course, you may use the pictures. No credit necessary. Ginny (poopmover)
Added by poopmover on Nov 01, 2015 7:15 AM
RE: William Pike Browne, Memorial #56774909
I am William Pike Browne's nephew. His mother was Ada Florence Nutter. His father was Frank Orville
Browne. His sister was Jeannette Hurlburt Browne. He joined the Navy upon graduation from high school at the age of seventeen. This was the second time he was aboard a ship that was sunk. The previous sinking was in the North Atlantic.
Bill was buried at sea in the Indian Ocean as was his ancestor
, Captain Benjamin Vanderford, Captain Vanderford, an officer of the United States Exploring Expedition, died at sea March 22, 1842 on board the United States Ship Vincennes. Bill's maternal grandmother was Anna (Annie) Bertha Vanderford.
Added by rwsFL on Oct 31, 2015 3:41 PM
James Walter McDaniel

Thanks for the photo of the gravestone of Jimmy's wife.

I really don't know of the Tuttle link.

Thanks again for all the good work you do.

Added by Hutch on Oct 29, 2015 9:50 AM
Charles and Enid Miller
Charles and Enid Miller are buried side by side right next to Harold Bergeson. It certainly looks as though he was her husband. If you would like me to transfer either of the Bergeson or the Miller memorial to you, please let me know.
Karin H
Added by KarinH on Oct 24, 2015 4:55 PM
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