I am out of country until the middle of May! Please give me a bit of time to get any edits up to date.
I cannot believe I have to say this, but.... People, I have a life. It is not always pleasant. Life is sometimes just that way. Someone has recently castigated me because I didn't change their family information on their family's memorials within a week. Within that particular week, I did an emergency run to Oklahoma due to a family death (14 hour drive one way). I came roaring back to Colorado to emergencies at work. I don't own a laptop, so I could make no changes while gone. My husband would like my attention periodically, as does the garden, etc. Please, PLEASE respect that we are all volunteers, unpaid folks who do this for the joy and love of family, cemeteries, or a boatload of other reasons. Give me A MONTH to make changes. I know that seems like for forever on your part, but on my part, at times, that's 32 seconds. Blessings, Beth
You have my permission to use my photos of Headstones in your own genealogy. It would be nice if you'd give me a little credit, but, let's get real, how am I to know? "Photo of headstone courtesy of Findagrave Contributor Beth in Colorado (#47321605)" works for me!
I love looking for family, no matter how far removed. It's just flat fun! My main interest, however, are Geer's, Hodge's, Hampton's, Cargo's, Walker's, Simmons', Sala's, Snyder's, and any attachments of said families.
While researching my family on Ancestry.com, the never ending story, right?, I found the Chicago Tribune's Obituary section. I've taken to putting entries from there on to Findagrave. Can I say I love the names in Chicago? I also noted burials from church records in Philadelphia that are also on Ancestry.com. I'm going to go back and start in-putting those records on Findagrave, too.
I became a little hooked on taking pictures out in Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colorado back in 2011. I do so love UHC. One day I'll have photos of every Headstone out there up on Findagrave, and will have connected my peeps buried out there to each other. It was the Little Ones who got me hooked. "Where's your Momma, Baby? Where's your Papa?" Drove me nuts, so I started trying to find Momma's and Daddy's. I'm now a lost cause.
All of this with a full-time job that I'm on-call for 24/7, bowling on Thursdays (which I really suck at, but somebody's got to be the Team Handicap), gardening (both flowers & veggies), and riding bikes with my husband, John, in the mountains on my beloved Harley, Pookah.
Enjoy! And I hope I've helped you in your own searching.
So, this is how I get started on tracking and linking the Folks in Union Highland Cemetery.
1. I notice the Vahldick's and Cowperthwaite's are buried in the same Lot. Gee, why is that?
2. There's only one other Vahldick in the Cemetery, Miss Sadie, and, why lookie there!, her grave is right next to Edward & Mary Ann Cowperthwaite waaaay on the other side of the cemetery. Two separate Vahldick's by two separate Cowperthwaite's. Bet that means something.
3. Harold's father was born in Illinois; his mother was born in England. Sadie Vahldick was born in England IF she is a Cowperthwaite.
3. In the 1910, 1920 & 1930 census', Mr. Harold Vahldick is living with Mr. David R. Davis. Harold is David's nephew. Oh, gee! Mr. David R. Davis's Lot is right behind Mr. Harold R. Vahldick's plot. Nephew, huh? That means Mr. David R. Davis is married to Harold's mother's sister.
4. Mr. David R. Davis is married to Miss Joan. I'll bet Miss Joan is a Cowperthwaite, etc. etc.
Management of Memorial# 114451252 May I have management of FindAGrave Memorial# 114451252, Memorial# 114451315, & Memorial# 114451282. These are my paternal great-uncle, great-aunt, and first cousin once-removed.
I noticed today that you left a personal message for this person and I wondered if you knew him or about his family..I am trying to work out genealogy as to his mother, Angeline Barnes, a relative of mine through her brother, Orlando, my GGGF. I had an email yesterday from one of BP McCormick's descendants saying Angeline Barnes had been married to a Samuel A. Davis. I'm just interested in any information you have on Angeline, and if none, please excuse my question. Thank you for your time and attention. All the very best, Cris Brown
Ellen Lora Willis Scarlett (# 105719041) and John Jackson Scarlett (# 105719090) are the paternal grandparents of my husband, Michael Scarlett. Mike is the son of Randall Scarlett, who was the youngest child of Jack and Ellen. We purchased their headstone about 6 years ago, as we had been to the cemetery in Colorado in 2006, and they did not have one. (We live in Missouri.)
John & Sarah Eastwood Hi Beth, thank you for transferring John & Sarah Eastwood's memorials to me, I really appreciate that! We plan on getting down to Florence in the next few weeks, is there a good library down that might have old newspapers or historical information to look up? Thanks again, Rhonda
Paul Edward Yount Beth, I am doing Genealogy work for my branches and I got to Paul Edward Yount, Find A Grave Memorial #100136753, this evening. The death date appears to be the internment date. I read the little note under it. Rather than type in a change of date I decided that I needed to let you handle it. (Due to the little note underneath.)His actual death date is 11 November 1937 according to the book, "The Garoutte History 1775-1975 Revised Edition by Ellan Douglas Thiesen. I understand about finding the time to do these things. I don't worry about it unless it's been 6 mos. and I think it's been forgotten. Thanks for your hard work and Have as Great Day! Vickie (Clan Logan)