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Patricia O (#47113049)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 25 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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Eric Ackerman
RE: Michael Frank Deproperty, Memorial #76980433
I was only too glad to assist. Thank you for all you do on Find-A-Grave!!!
Added by Eric Ackerman on Oct 09, 2014 7:56 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Cambridge memorials
Let's continue this correspondence PRIVATELY; I will read your message and reply to your e-mail address shortly as I am unwell this morning. I admire what you are doing, and suggest that we 'work' together, especially as I can learn a lot from you, as I have done with other gravers? My primary interests are the family of Charles Darwin and my new book proposal, which includes several Darwins by marriage (especially Americans). Martin
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Oct 09, 2014 4:27 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Clifford Mullins, Memorial #56292734
I am NOT changing your memorials Patricia: why would I? The question is WHO IS? But not me!!
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Oct 09, 2014 12:37 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Cambridge War Memorial Photos
Sorry Patricia, I have no idea as to why those ??images were deleted and by whom; regards, Martin.
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Oct 09, 2014 12:33 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Cambridge War Memorial edits
ps "THE CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN WAR CEMETERY: I am now managing some 599 ex-'CWGC/ABMC' memorials; please be patient as I attempt 'remedial' work on most of them.[I have added countries and US states of birth, some were born well outside the US of A mainland and most importantly, ranks]. It has been a privilege to do this: I now need dates of birth and place names, as well as (in some cases) dates and places of death, so do HELP please ASAP!" from my Profile.
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Oct 08, 2014 4:50 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Cambridge War Memorial edits
Unfortunately the person who originally created these memorials did not indicate the country of birth; I have been surprised at how many of them are not American, hence I thought it was important to show not only the countries of birth, but also in the case of Americans, which states they may have come from. I am now managing 599 Madingley memorials and the majority of them are 'work in progress' as I am checking for better data, and asking relations/other organisations to supply the missing data - the response to "A" to "E" has been encouraging. Equally a lot of these 599 memorials lack images, I have had to request some of them and have asked Arthur Brookes for his assistance; so far he has supplied 7, but I need about 62 in total. I am not a military historian but am doing this work at the request of Find-A-Grave. I would appreciate your own assistance please, rather than criticism? This work is a "labour of love" for me and I am 'honored' to be doing it. Regards, Martin
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Oct 08, 2014 4:43 PM
Sharon Goddard
RE: Oliver Teakles, Memorial #71023458
His great grandmother (on his mother's side) was a Burnham. I am related on his father's side but will attempt to support him on his mother's side as well.

Thanks for your great write up on his behalf.

Added by Sharon Goddard on Oct 06, 2014 7:56 PM
Sharon Goddard
RE: Oliver Teakles, Memorial #71023458
Yes, Patricia, he is a 4th cousin. I will continue to look for where his father (Alfred Dobson Teakles) is buried. I appreciate your offer to transfer him. His mother died when he was a baby, his father married two more times. I have not found any siblings. Thanks so much.

Sharon (Goddard) Livingstone
Added by Sharon Goddard on Oct 06, 2014 7:05 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
Perkins family
Thank you so much for the great photo of their stone. I truly appreciate your efforts on my behalf.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Oct 06, 2014 4:46 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
Roebuck - Perkins
I received your note. Thanks so much and I had no idea of the name change. You are wonderful!!
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Oct 03, 2014 8:11 PM
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