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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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Marybeth Novak Lindgren
RE: Photo of Stanley #56293130
Hi Patricia,
I was back in Minnesota for a funeral so I stopped my my dad's America Legion post. They had all of the newspaper memorials that my dad had published in 2000 taped to the walls. (not a great idea...yellowed newspaper and gloss tape) I took pictures and have been trying to crop and enhance the photos as they were full page layouts with close to 30 portraits and bios per page. I posted Ens. Palcich's photo and transcribed bio to his memorial. I notice the date of death is different but you know how accurate newspaper can be and there is a lot of misinformation passed around. Also, I asked my aunt about the family. She remembers they lived on the other side of town but didn't know them.
Thanks for all of your work!
Added by Marybeth Novak Lindgren on Apr 25, 2015 11:51 PM
Rusty Macon Weber
RE: Nathaniel D. Foster, Jr., Memorial #75880510
Patricia - I would be honored for his memorial page to be turned over for me to maintain.

I'm really impressed by, and grateful for, the time and effort that you have put into this project.

Thank you,
Added by Rusty Macon Weber on Apr 17, 2015 8:13 PM
Rusty Macon Weber
RE: Nathaniel D. Foster, Jr., Memorial #75880510
Thank you for making the edits. I haven't found his exact date of birth or his wife's grave yet, but I'm still looking. When I find more information, I'll let you know. It was a big boone to find his memorial page and the wonderful information that it contains - he had just fallen off the grid.

In 1934 he was aboard a ship named Elizabeth from Puero Rico when it arrived in port in both New Orleans and New York.

He married Ruth Davis Hawley in Searsport, Waldo County, Maine on 08 July 1939, and is found in the 1940 census in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine.

His Merchant Marine service number listed in the US Rosters of World War II Dead is #102365

His mother was Elizabeth Jones Macon. I do the research and maintain the database as well as do the Find A Grave work for the Macon family, so yes, I'm related.

Thank you again,
Rusty Macon Weber
Added by Rusty Macon Weber on Apr 17, 2015 3:17 PM
Reverend Danny
RE: Carbotti, Michael and Catherine
You're very welcome!
Added by Reverend Danny on Apr 17, 2015 9:50 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Citizens serving in the US Armed Forces
Most of the 601 memorials that I manage did not even record them as having been born in America!
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Apr 12, 2015 3:08 PM
Melissa White
Royce Sutton photo
Thanks so much for adding the photo!!!
Added by Melissa White on Apr 12, 2015 7:14 AM
Pinewood Memorial Park
Thank you for adding the Mayo family grave photos from Pinewood Memorial Park. I really appreciate your doing so!
Added by Lanie on Apr 08, 2015 1:17 PM
Skip Farrow
RE: Cambridge Photos
I do a lot of travel to many different places. I tried to go to the American Cemetery last year when I was in Cambridge only to find you could not due to work they were doing at the time. It will be awhile before I am there again but I still have lots of photos to post in the meantime.
Added by Skip Farrow on Apr 06, 2015 11:16 AM
Skip Farrow
RE: ref: George C. Thisby, Memorial #56294900
I think my eyes must have wandered down a line as I went across. Thanks for all the listing you have done in this cemetery. I am still trying to post photos but will probably take a while yet.
Added by Skip Farrow on Apr 05, 2015 3:54 PM
Sonja Garrett Fox
Thank you so much for your help taking photos at Pinewood for me - I appreciate it
Added by Sonja Garrett Fox on Mar 31, 2015 5:05 PM
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