Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday- WWI Navy Vet

I was recently informed of two "very old" cemeteries within Onslow County. Family members asked me to visit them and was welcome to document the Veterans who were laid to rest in the two grave yards.
The Edens family have taken great pride in protecting their Ancestors. We should all commend them and other families who do the same hard work in protecting cemeteries.

One of the many Veterans within the oldest of the two family cemeteries served during
World War I.

Frank Namon Edens; U.S. Navy; WWI

Born: November 14, 1896

Died: Novemeber 17, 1918

Frank Namon Edens' headstone is not a Veteran's headstone although numerous other graves indicate military with such grave markers. This headstone appears to have been provided by the family of this young Veteran.

Take special notice of the markings at the top of the headstone--an anchor. A second interesting and as of this posting, is yet unresearched, is that this Navy veteran died in 1918-possibly a KIA or, soon after returning home from the war. In either case, a sad time for his family.

Do you notice a third fact pertaining to the date he died compared to the date of his birth?

If anyone has information on this Navy veteran who served with honor, please leave a note.
Thank you for taking the time to review this post.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Great new Tattoo shop in Jacksonville, N.C. Mall

I received my first tattoo today, to commemorate my fifteen years of research in regards to the little known histories of Onslow County, North Carolina

Gyspy Rose-tattoo and body piercing studio has a strong following of clientele of all ages, since they opened their doors within the Jacksonville, North Carolina shopping mall, located on Western Blvd.

Gypsy Rose studio is located to the left, just outside the "Sears" mall entrance.

David, owner of Gypsy Rose studio, begins the process of etching my tattoo.

Finished tattoo
Why a Tall Wind- sail vessel?
My first book, and first serious research project, was about the life of
Captain Burns' adventures and battles, on the High Seas, and against British Tall wind-sail vessels are still being talked about to this day.

To make an appointment for a new tattoo, touch up or, body piercing call David or, his staff, at Gypsy Rose 1-910-938-1200.

You can visit the studio each day during the week and weekends.

Custom tattoo art is welcomed.

Give them a call and tell them the Old Marine who writes about War of 1812 Privateers and Naval battles sent you.

Currently, my research projects consist of locating "endangered " cemeteries and caring for them In addition, I attempt to locate our "forgotten" military Veterans who were laid to rest decades ago with no one to give them their due respect and recognition.

Semper Fi !


Thursday, July 01, 2010

Twitter T.C. Thursday- A misplaced family herloom

You can find them in most "antique" or, "consignment' shops. Vintage photographs rediscovered through various means; not significant to the shop owner but, in the end, suitable to make a small profit.

Making money, sadly, is one of the final goals of a shop keeper.

The young lady in the photograph below, possibly from the late 1800s and from New York State, is somebody's Ancestor.

This image is a missing piece of a family's past. Someday, hopefully, she will be reunited with her family and be set on a fireplace mantel or, hung on a wall in a prominent section of a house.

I do not know the lady in this photograph. Printed on the back of the image are clues as to where she lived or, vacationed.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at this site. Come again, I will be posting more interesting images.
My resent blog posting for June 24, 2010, is a photograph taken by the same photographer. There is no evidence but, these two images may be related in some way.


Unknown lady in white dress

Reverse side of photograph