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Patricia O'Neal (#47113049)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 8 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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Jenkins @ Pinewood
Thank you for taking the time to honor my photo requests. The photos are greatly appreciated.
Added by MARY on Aug 29, 2015 12:24 AM
Sharon Fulton
George Thomas Heumann
Thank you so much for filling this photo request! I really appreciate it!
Added by Sharon Fulton on Aug 15, 2015 9:21 PM
ashley gagnon
albert mc clure Hare
Hi Patricia I was wondering if you had any pictures of albert Hare, he was my mothers first husband and Im doing a family tree thing and need his picture. Thank you Oneida
Added by ashley gagnon on Aug 13, 2015 11:53 AM
RE: Profile
Thank you, so much.....
Added by kateb on Aug 06, 2015 8:20 AM
Sara Tietz Kozel
RE: Brenneiser again
No, so far no evidence of his being married other than the "Mrs. Otto Brenneiser" that you found!
Added by Sara Tietz Kozel on Aug 01, 2015 8:40 PM
Sara Tietz Kozel
RE: Otto Brenneiser, Memorial# 86132946
Yes, I looked at it today and loved all the additions you had made. I really think that Otto's father was the brother of Johann Brenneiser/n who was married to my grandfather's sister Auguste. I keep looking for that link that confirms it and hope to track down more information about Johan/John and Auguste through those relatives.
Added by Sara Tietz Kozel on Aug 01, 2015 6:19 PM
Sara Tietz Kozel
Hi Patricia,
I don't see a date on Otto's WWII draft registration, but it can't be 1943 as he died in 1942. Maybe April 1942 and then he died later the same year? Where did you find the date? Thanks, Sara
Added by Sara Tietz Kozel on Aug 01, 2015 5:57 PM
Sara Tietz Kozel
RE: Otto Brenneiser, Memorial# 86132946
Hi Patricia, The Brenneiser/Brenneisen families who all came from the small area of Lithuania are related. One of them married my grandfather's sister so I have been working to link the various members together. While Otto was not directly related to me (as far as I know yet) I am sure he is part of the family. You wouldn't know his parents' names would you? So glad I could honor him with recognition of his life. Sara
Added by Sara Tietz Kozel on Aug 01, 2015 9:23 AM
Ann Z
RE: Palcich photos, Calvary Cemetery
Patricia, You are very welcome. I only "do unto others..". Also, it is sort of a time saver because so often after a requested photo is posted the requestor realizes there is other family there and makes a request for them so we have to return. The Palcich headstone is a beautiful, unique stone.
Added by Ann Z on Jul 30, 2015 6:58 AM
Susan N Brown
RE: Joshua L. Jones, Memorial# 147832380
No, I am not a relative. I was looking at the new entries for Pinewood Cemetery in Greenville, NC, and his name drew my attention. I am related to the Major Jones family of Bethel, Pitt County, NC. I research and add new info as I come across F-a-
G memorials that can be linked, etc. I'm grateful for other contributors work, and hope that my interest and work will help other searching family members and genealogists.
Added by Susan N Brown on Jul 27, 2015 7:27 PM
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