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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."
And now, for all my fellow findagrave volunteers, here's a little something for each of you - and I'm sure you'll know exactly what I mean!

may all of your shadows
be out of the way
as you photograph graves
on a bright sunny day

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Brooks Family Cemetery (97)
Genealogy - the Broyles (2)
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Genealogy - the Osborns (9)
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Malcolm Paine
RE: Charles Frantz, #56782401

Thank you for the transfer, and for all you have done her on Find A Grave...

Added by Malcolm Paine on Apr 07, 2014 7:30 PM
Laura Plummer Ranville
RE: Byron Hess, Memorial #56290659
Thanks, Patricia. Yes, I would be appreciative of a transfer, if you're willing.

Added by Laura Plummer Ranville on Apr 07, 2014 5:24 PM
Malcolm Paine
RE: Charles Frantz, Memorial #56782401
Thanks Patricia,

Charles Frantz is a 1st Cousin 1x removed to my wife. We have not located his mother's grave at this time. She died 3 Feb 1983 in Bothell, King County, Washington, USA

Added by Malcolm Paine on Apr 07, 2014 11:28 AM
C. Rose
Arcenia Hardy
Nothing is ever easy. I returned to Snowd Branch cem & couldn't find the marker for Arcenia. I went to our local library & copied a 1979 survey of the cem which showed placement of her marker. Where the marker should be is a plot which also holds John & Mary Crisp. There is pea gravel in there so I think it is covered by the gravel. There is no Fred in the survey but there are many unmarked graves noted on the survey. No other Hardys. Sorry, Charlotte
Added by C. Rose on Mar 25, 2014 7:11 AM
jason burdette
RE: Broyles Cemetery Photo
We'll of course you can no problem at all,thank you
Added by jason burdette on Mar 24, 2014 8:00 PM
RE: Norman O'Neal, Memorial #22067322
I was happy to help out and I very much appreciate the kind words. Fran
Added by Fran on Mar 22, 2014 11:08 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
American War Cemetery, Cambridge
I am hoping to arrange some new photographers for the above; I will be in touch; Martin D. Packer.
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Mar 01, 2014 11:11 AM
Earth Angel
RE: Memorial #16749706, Allen W. O'Neal
Yes of course. I am glad that it will add to genealogy search.
Added by Earth Angel on Feb 25, 2014 6:18 PM
C. Rose
Arcenia Hardy
When I return to NC, I will got to the cemetery & look again.
Added by C. Rose on Feb 25, 2014 12:11 PM
RE: Floyd Preston Emerick
Hi Patricia,
Yes, Floyd is my family. That is so sweet of you to offer to transfer his memorial to me. I can't thank you enough for adding him to Find A Grave! I will take great care of Floyd's memorial. Thanks so much.
Added by Crystal on Feb 22, 2014 4:36 PM
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