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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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Bio Photo I just got back from vacation in Missouri. It is just beautiful country with all kinds of "Weeeeeeee" Hills. Amish Folks trotting around in their carriages. "Why would anyone leave here?" I ask myself. And then 100 degrees that feels like 115 in the shade. With humidity. I am very, very happy to be back in Colorado. I didn't finish the Masonic Cemetery. I'll try to get back there in a year or so. With something for snakes. I hate snakes.

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.

I've recently become a little hooked on taking pictures out in Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colorado. 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.

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!
Oh, yes, I have kept the original photos, so if you want a larger picture, just e-mail me and I'll get it to you. I went and bought an external hard drive just to save them all, and am currently in the process of organizing everything. (7/11/2012)

How on Earth other contributors input 100,000+ Memorials into Findagrave's data base is beyond me. I'm not a big fan of data input; however, Courtney B. (Contributor # 47335873) and I created Memorials for the approximately 15,000 Folks buried out in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. It took from October 2012 'til the end of July 2013. This is no piece of cake.

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. 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.
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Beverly Lackenbauer
Ada Dearing Payne 1875-1933
First I want to say, thank you for sharing the information you have on this family and for the pictures. I have some different information on Ada's children:

w/James McQuay (m. Feb 1896):
George Thomas McQuay b. Jul 1897 d. 1905
Marie Beatrice McQuay b. Oct 1898 d. Jun 1939
m. Earl J Barnard 5 Dec 1918

w/James Payne (m. May 1902):
James Robert Payne b Jun 1904 d. 1993
Edward Dearing Payne b. 1907 d. 1970
Lila Mable (twin) b. 4 Jan 1912 d. 2000
Nila Laura (twin) b. 4 Jan 1912 d. 1915
Avalon May Payne b. 1916 d. 1973
LeRoy Christopher b. Aug 1908 d. 1914

This info is based on the 1900, 1910, 1920 Census as well as other researchers.

Beverly Peer Lackenbauer
Added by Beverly Lackenbauer on Sep 15, 2014 8:13 PM
Brad Whitney
RE: Carolina Lash
NP Beth! A number of folk do the same. I'm cataloging Block 29 and just trying to make sure memorials are as complete as they can be.
Added by Brad Whitney on Sep 13, 2014 6:43 PM
Pat Lambert
RE: Frank & Margaret Hampton
Yes you may.
Added by Pat Lambert on Sep 09, 2014 12:28 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Myrtle May Ryan Bonner, Memorial # 134409285
I am so glad you contacted me re; her memorial, I had her in the wrong Hopewell Cemetery, there is an earlier memorial for her, so I wrote the contributor, and as soon as they are finished taking any info from my duplicate, I will delete. she is buried in Dallas County Missouri.
Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 08, 2014 1:56 PM
Linda Dukes
I meant Vernon County
Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 08, 2014 1:42 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Myrtle May Ryan Bonner, Memorial # 134409285
MODC # 31930 May Bonner 1944 Veron Co MO
free online at:
Added by Linda Dukes on Sep 08, 2014 1:39 PM
Caryn Hood
RE: William Mitchell and Serena Allen White
Yes, you may use any tombstone photos that I have added to Find A Grave.

Thanks for asking.


Added by Caryn Hood on Sep 03, 2014 6:56 PM
Donna Otto
RE: John W. Pearson @ Lakeside Cemetery
Thanks for the transfer & your work for findagrave
Added by Donna Otto on Aug 27, 2014 7:00 PM
Alice Huitt Preston
Susan Huitt
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Alice Huitt Preston on Aug 23, 2014 11:56 AM
Pictures Thank you
Added by Logan on Aug 18, 2014 6:23 AM
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