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Frederick Dalton "Fred" O'Neal
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1914
Dare County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1961
Dare County
North Carolina, USA

Fred O'Neal, Jr. of Rodanthe burned to death in a fire which destroyed the home of his parents Monday night [Oct. 3, 1961].

Mr. & Mrs. O'Neal were in Norfolk visiting relatives. The son, who owns a home nearby where his wife and five children live, was spending the night in his father's house.

The fire is reported to have broken out at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. D.R. Basnett of Buxton, Deputy Sheriff, went to the scene. The remains of O'Neal were brought to Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo.

Fred O'Neal is a retired Coast Guardsman who for many years was stationed at nearby stations. He has been retired for more than 20 years. The family is one of those most highly regarded in the community. The home which was lost was a large tee-shaped two-story house on the west side of the state road.

Jim Hankins and Jesse Stamey of the National Park Service from Buxton brought equipment to the scene to fight the fire.

The funeral was conducted Thursday from the home of Charlie W. Midgett by Rev. Robert Johnson of Fairhaven Methodist Church and burial was in the family plot.

Frederick Dalton O'Neal, 47, was a native and lifelong resident of Rodanthe, a Coast Guardsman, having retired in 1957 after serving 20 years. He was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Midgett O'Neal; his parents, Fred. B. and Beulah Midgett O'Neal; three sons: Dalton W., F. Ronnie and Gary O'Neal, all of Rodanthe; two daughters: Mrs. Verona Jennings of Norfolk and Miss Brenda O'Neal of Rodanthe; five sisters: Mrs. Helen Midgett of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Zenova Hooper and Mrs. Olive Patrick of Norfolk, Mrs. Lovie Midgett of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Cynthia Williams of Elizabeth City; three brothers: Oscar O'Neal of Cape May, N.J., Arval O'Neal of Norfolk and Jimmie O'Neal of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren.


Preceded in death by his brother, Eddie O'Neal


msg to move from ONeal Cemetery to Midgett Cemetery
Family links: 
  Frederick Berrit O'Neal (1889 - 1963)
  Beulah Anna Midgett O'Neal (1895 - 1966)
  Ethel Midgett O'Neal (1916 - 1987)
  Dalton Washington O'Neal (1933 - 1997)*
  Brenda O'Neal Ewell (1948 - 2016)*
  Gary Wayne O'Neal (1954 - 2008)*
  Frederick Dalton O'Neal (1914 - 1961)
  Cynthia O'Neal Williams (1923 - 1997)*
  Oscar Berriet O'Neal (1926 - 1969)*
  Wilbert Arval O'Neal (1931 - 1998)*
  Jimmie Covell O'Neal (1939 - 1986)*
  Eddie A O'Neal (1957 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Midgett Cemetery
Dare County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Jul 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73440286
Frederick Dalton Fred O'Neal
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Frederick Dalton Fred O'Neal
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