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Patricia O (#47113049)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 26 days
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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 (167)[Leave Message]
RE: Riley Ganey, Memorial #75714870
I'd be honored to maintain the memorial. Thank you!!
Added by Kmoore50 on Sep 21, 2014 6:54 AM
RE: Riley Ganey, Memorial #75714870

Riley Leroy Ganey
2nd cousin 2x removed of my husband.
Added by Kmoore50 on Sep 20, 2014 2:22 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: War memorial pictures
"THE CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN WAR CEMETERY: I am now managing about 600 CAWC memorials; please be patient as I attempt remedial 'work' on some of them!! Martin

ps Thanks to Geoffrey R. Gillon for all of his time and effort in creating so many memorials."
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Sep 18, 2014 5:34 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Your message board
E-mail please! I do delete old messages myself!!
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Sep 18, 2014 8:07 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Message Deleted?
NO I did not; I suspect some has unauthorised access to these memorials, and will advise Find A Grave.
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Sep 17, 2014 3:28 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: CWGC/ABMC Memorials
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Sep 17, 2014 7:32 AM
Margaret Gagliardi
Roebuck & Smith Families
Thank you so much for taking such great photos of their tombstones. Your efforts on my behalf are truly appreciated.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Sep 01, 2014 1:45 PM
RE: re: Geoffrey Gillon
He still goes to Cambridge American Cemetery regularly but has to send his photos direct to the requester to upload.
Added by darealjolo on Aug 26, 2014 3:01 AM
RE: John Evans, Memorial #56075823
Iíll let my friend Geoffrey Gillon know-he finds and feeds me so much information.
Added by darealjolo on Aug 25, 2014 12:48 PM
Diane McKnight
RE: Leslie Hodges, Memorial #133974486
You're welcome! I really enjoy working on these memorials.
Added by Diane McKnight on Aug 24, 2014 8:42 PM
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