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Patricia O (#47113049)
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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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Mary Ann Loss
RE: Teel Transfers
Thank you. You are so sweet and considerate. We are of like mind and I so appreciate knowing that someone like you exists. MA
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Mar 21, 2015 3:42 PM
Ken Hutchinson
ET & Patience Savage
Patricia, thank you for the photos. Your help is appreciated.

Added by Ken Hutchinson on Mar 10, 2015 6:13 AM
G White
RE: Bill Waters Memorial
I'd be happy to manage it,thank you. I usually try not to ask unless its a close direct relative...some folks can be rather persnickety about these things.

Added by G White on Mar 07, 2015 2:13 PM
G White
RE: Bill Waters
Blank message is all that came through...
Added by G White on Mar 07, 2015 2:10 PM
G White
RE: "bill"
I believe "Bill" is the correct nickname.. The name field I was attempting to help with was for the middle name, my only guess is since I'm working through my mobile device and not on a PC, I may have inadvertently entered the wrong name in the wrong field when submitting the edit. . . and to answer your question, yes Bill was my great uncle.

Thanks again for all your help. :)

Added by G White on Mar 07, 2015 2:00 PM
G White
Thanks for the pictures Patricia! :)
Added by G White on Mar 07, 2015 10:05 AM
Bella Rosa
RE: Seaman John Ramsell, Memorial #47625585
What a blessing! Thank you so very much! I hope to get over there and see it in person some day but for now that's a great idea!!! Can't thank you enough!
Added by Bella Rosa on Mar 04, 2015 12:13 PM
John Dowdy
RE: SS Henry R. Mallory
OK Patricia, Thanks and the same to you let me know if I can be of any service. Sincerely
Added by John Dowdy on Mar 03, 2015 9:13 AM
John Dowdy
Henry R. Mallory
Hello I do not see where my information is inaccurate. However I am not at an expert in this area. If you would like I would gladly transfer these memorials to you for your update and improvements. Make transfer request and I would be glad to help you and assist making these memorials accurate, Thank you and thank you for your work as well.
John Dowdy.
Added by John Dowdy on Mar 02, 2015 8:36 PM
Linda Albright
Thank you for the Hoots photo.
Added by Linda Albright on Mar 02, 2015 2:04 PM
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