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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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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
Maredia Haddock
In Appreciation.
Yes I would be glad to. I am trying to search for as much info and add as I can. Thanks for all your help.
Added by Maredia Haddock on Jul 27, 2015 1:52 PM
Steve Poole
RE: Eva Jo Judalena, Memorial# 20069026
You're welcome
Added by Steve Poole on Jul 24, 2015 2:17 PM
Marybeth Novak Lindgren
RE: Stanley Palcich and Family
Hi Patricia!
Just finishing up my trip to Minnesota. At the Minneapolis airport. I found Stanley's parents & there is a memorial marker there for him. I'll add it as a separate memorial & send you the info so maybe you can mention it on your memorial & I'll mention yours since you have the family linked. I also stumbled across his sister Anne Liebfried's grave & will add that photo. She & husband Daryl weren't on the cemetery listing so I tried calling one of her daughters but numbers didn't work. Found the grave while looking for someone else. Then 2 days later I saw the daughter but didn't get a chance to speak to her. It's going to take me a while to get photo added. I took hundreds at several cemeteries.
We'll talk soon!
Added by Marybeth Novak Lindgren on Jul 13, 2015 7:12 PM
RD Hall
The Avery's
Patricia, thank you so much for your very nice photographs and citations of the Avery graves.
Added by RD Hall on Jun 14, 2015 6:03 PM
Lynne W.
RE: Louise Heath O'Mary, Memorial #146039487
Thank you, Patricia for all that you have done.
She is part of my family and I would be happy to manage her memorial if you would like to transfer it to me.
Thanks, again.
Lynne. (#48699226)
Added by Lynne W. on Jun 14, 2015 7:42 AM
Joyce O
RE: Ruley Family, Milford Cemetery
You're welcome. My pleasure.
Added by Joyce O on Jun 12, 2015 7:25 AM
RE: Seaman William J. Crosbie, Memorial #56171184
I'm glad I was able to help. I appreciate your kind words ~ it's a beautiful location & tribute to all the men & women.

~ Linda
Added by Linda on Jun 04, 2015 9:43 PM
RE: Whayne and Shelby Photos
You are very welcome. I photographed all the Whayne's I could find while I was looking. Many thanks for the welcome. Questions will come up and I will be sure to contact you as they do.
Added by Chey on May 26, 2015 4:03 PM
Carl David Kester
Thank you so much for the gravesite photo!
Added by auntiemable on May 19, 2015 1:51 PM
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