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Patricia O (#47113049)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 29 days
RE: Edward Murphy

Not much, I stumbled across a 1950 commemorative book from 1950 for English High School in Boston's War dead, it only says he enlisted on June 15, 1943 and is listed as ex 1943 for graduation year.

There are 271 pictures in it and I have been adding them where there is an existing find a grave.

The 1943 yearbook is missing so I couldn't check his original year

I was actually researching High School yearbook photos for the wall of faces vietnam war project, I've come up with about 25 of those just by searching yearbooks around MA

Added by Andrew on Jul 07, 2017 9:36 PM

RE: Merchant Mariners Walter Perry, Richard Perry and Herbert Lowe
Sorry, I thought I sent you one or two small items not previously included in your narrative(rank or specialty?). Note, I have no connections with these individuals. My Father-in-law (a different Mr Perry) was a Merchant Marine on the Betty Zane and Edward Berwind (then got drafted by the Army a couple years after WWII)...

Added by SBR on Jul 02, 2017 9:03 PM

Brenda Holman
RE: Ira Billinger
That will be awesome, thank you. .

Added by Brenda Holman on Jun 19, 2017 8:53 AM

Brenda Holman
Ira Billinger
Do you have any other information on him and his family ?
You can email me at or text me @ 903-227-5621

Thank you
Brenda Holman

Added by Brenda Holman on Jun 16, 2017 10:49 AM

Re: James Bryant aka Bryan James Latscha
Thank you for this memorial. Without your help, we would not have known his full story. Niece, M. Bryant

Added by M.Bryant on Jun 10, 2017 3:44 PM

Thomas J. Lively - #70275804
Thank you so much for your time and dedication on the projects you have worked on. I was wondering if you might be able to guide me in the direction of your source for Thomas's date of death? Everything I've found so far as indicated he was KIA in 1940, and I've found newspaper ads his mother had taken out notifying creditors and heirs of the closing of his estate. That was in the later part of 1942. However (and I'm not sure how it worked 70+ years ago), my own personal experiences have been that it takes 1-2 years for an estate to go through probate. That's why I'm curious about the source for his date of death. I've not been able to find a death certificate, either.

Thank you for your help!

Added by LadyLord on May 02, 2017 10:12 AM

Jay Heck
Thank you so much for the photo of Jay's memorial. I truly appreciate the time and effort you have taken to fulfill my request.

Added by JudyChildsMohr on Apr 04, 2017 3:43 PM

Bill Bloom
RE: Memorial #s 174467484 and 174665422
Thank you Patricia. Glad to help. I've removed the certificate.

Added by Bill Bloom on Mar 31, 2017 6:36 AM

Mike Folk
RE: Horace Ray Whitfield and Parents
Thank you. Please go ahead and transfer them.


Added by Mike Folk on Mar 25, 2017 9:35 AM

Mike Folk
RE: James Whitfield, Memorial #104396293
My wife is a Whitfield. Her great-grandfather was Robert Lee Whitfield, and James Hayward Whitfield was a son of Robert Lee Whitfield

Added by Mike Folk on Mar 24, 2017 2:46 PM

Jerry and Roger
Pinewood and George Haddock
Hey Pat, absolutely on your outing this weekend see if there is a marker for him, I don't see that anyone has grabbed the photo request. TY

Added by Jerry and Roger on Mar 03, 2017 9:59 AM

Jerry and Roger
RE: Amos J. Boyd, Memorial # 158426721
Hi Pat, Happy New Year, thanks once again for coming to my need for photos, yes you can transfer her to my care, I will be happy to take care of her.

I received a separate message from you via Find A Grave regarding a Mavis Mills, I updated her memorial to name her spouse, he is still living, he was named in her Obit. Good catch, I thought I had named him in her memorial.



Added by Jerry and Roger on Jan 24, 2017 3:53 PM

Keith Kuhn
RE: removal of photos
Patricia. I went ahead and removed the duplicate. Thank you.

Added by Keith Kuhn on Dec 22, 2016 10:18 AM

Keith Kuhn
RE: Mabel Bencal, Memorial #145260886
Your welcome. Just FYI... I accidentally added the "Headstone" twice and didn't realize it. If want to delete one of them please do. Also I added the GPS info if you want to visit the grave. It comes in pretty handy.

Happy Holidays!


Added by Keith Kuhn on Dec 21, 2016 7:23 AM

RB McClelland
RE: SS Cynthia Olsen
And the best of holidays to you also!

Added by RB McClelland on Dec 19, 2016 3:17 PM

RB McClelland
RE: Samuel J. Ziskind, Memorial # 70701346
You are so welcome. I just read a book about what happened to him.
BTW, I have an old air force pal whose name is Pat O'Neal.
All the best,

Added by RB McClelland on Dec 18, 2016 10:15 PM

RE: Mary and Norman Louderback
Thanks. Where the office said they were there was open space. I did not locate a headstone for any of the names you listed. I walked the rest of the section with no luck. Thanks again for the welcome.

Added by rrfamilyhistory on Nov 30, 2016 12:12 AM

Gray Chandler
Emma Bowling photo
Thanks for your quick response.

Added by Gray Chandler on Nov 01, 2016 8:00 PM

Pinewood Memorial Park
Thank you for adding the Collier family grave photos from Pinewood Memorial Park. I really appreciate your doing so!

Added by Lanie on Oct 22, 2016 11:37 PM

M W Olivia
Augustus Warren "Gus" Darnell #87216400
Hi Patricia,

You have done an amazing job of documenting Gus Darnell in his memorial!

Gus' second wife, Mabel, affectionately known as Darnell, was the second wife of my husband's paternal uncle, John Robert "Jack" Bencal, Sr #145220238.

While researching Gus Darnell, I learned that a Liberty Ship was commission in honor of Gus as the SS Gus W. Darnell. The SS Gus W. Darnell was later commissioned as the USS Justin - -

I might not have the terminology right in the above paragraph. For that, please forgive me.

(I also need to do some updating on Mabel's memorial, which I will do as soon as I send you this message.)

I thought you might want to add to Gus' memorial that a Liberty ship was commission in his name.

Thank you for creating the wonderful memorial for Gus, and thank you for all that you do to remember those who have passed.

God Bless,

Added by M W Olivia on Oct 13, 2016 10:21 AM

RE: Glen Mathews, Memorial #56292144
I cheated! It was from my 'library collection'as I call it!

Added by darealjolo on Oct 08, 2016 6:29 AM

Pamela Whitaker
RE: Greg Hamilton, Memorial # 159999937
It was my pleasure! I am glad that you like them.

Added by Pamela Whitaker on Oct 06, 2016 5:55 PM

RE: Bobby Smith Nichols, Memorial #145114398
No relation to this family. I was a coworker of Bobby and had thought of him. I added the obituary to remember him with just a little more information for someone that might be researching his family in the future.

Added by ALLAN MORRIS on Oct 05, 2016 8:54 AM

Don Blauvelt
Josiah Wright, Jr. (c1756-1792)
Thank you very much Patricia! See also the inscription section of his memorial.

Added by Don Blauvelt on Sep 26, 2016 5:32 PM

RE: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Photos
This is something we have wanted to be able to do for years, but have only recently come across a program that allows this to be done. It does of course require considerable editing to ensure that the inscription is perfectly horizontal.
There used to be a program by which, instead of drawing the line around the inscription, the entire inscription line could be highlighted with colour.
We use yellow as we think that stands out best.
Kind regards

Added by darealjolo on Sep 23, 2016 9:32 AM


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