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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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Bio Photo 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!
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)

I just got back from vacation in Missouri, July of 2014. 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.

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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Linda Sue Hallberg-Suits
Donald Richard Walker
FYI I would like you to correct the information about Don. Susan was his material grandmother. Don's parents were the late Donald Richard Walker and Marian Ann (Smith) Walker. Susan was married twice. I am Don's ex-wife so I know the family well.

Added by Linda Sue Hallberg-Suits on May 14, 2015 4:49 PM
Olive Preston
Olive's middle name is Lillian and her maiden name is Bigler. Thanks.
Added by MHF on May 09, 2015 6:11 PM
Minnie Herman FAG #114823341
Just of answer your question, my Great Aunt's maiden name was Coleman. Her first husband was Ira Bigler, and her second one was David Herman. However, Minnie already has Find A Grave memorial # 11671136 created Sep 3, 2005. Thanks. MarGene
Added by MHF on May 09, 2015 5:39 PM
Anne Plummer
Margaret E Plummer
I see the stone that you added for Margaret Plummer. How would I add her obituary to the post?

Margaret was my husband's grandmother.

Thank you

Anne Plummer
Canon City, CO
Added by Anne Plummer on May 03, 2015 5:48 PM
Jessica Wiggins
John and Alice Kneff
Thank you so much for the transfer. :-)
Added by Jessica Wiggins on Apr 22, 2015 7:20 PM
Phil & Kathi
RE: Thank you!
WOW! What a WONDERFUL message!! We're glad we can help!

Happy hunting!!

Phil & Kathi

Added by Phil & Kathi on Apr 22, 2015 9:49 AM
Jessica Wiggins
Would you be amenable to transferring over the memorials of John Hamilton Kneff and Alice Kneff, my great-great grandparents? They are located in the Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City for Colorado. Their find a grave numbers are 114451698 and 114451671, respectively. Thank you.
Added by Jessica Wiggins on Apr 20, 2015 12:31 AM
RE: Dessie Sidwell
Thank you for transferring the management of the memorial for Dessie Sidwell to me.

I appreciate your kindness and courtesy.
Added by familysearcher on Apr 19, 2015 5:22 PM
RE: Cox Family
You are very welcome! I read your bio and loved it. This does become something that gets under your skin and you just do it. I too look at all those baby headstones and wonder. Someone asked me once what I did one weekend and told them that my husband and I visited cemeteries. They thought it weird but when I told them what we did they said it was interesting. Again you are very welcome.
Added by Virginia on Apr 19, 2015 12:12 PM
RE: Stephen & Jennie Schlaf
Thank you so much for the transfer!
No need to apologize. :)
Hope all is well!
Added by MConover on Apr 19, 2015 11:29 AM
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