|Beth in Colorado (#47321605)|
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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.
I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!
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I read your posting this is such a good deed that you are doing. I hope your life is getting better. Sorry to hear that other's are being mean to you.
You said your goal is to do the whole UHC wow. I have a lot of family buried there about 10 graves, if you like I can send you the information. The emails listed were not valid so I posted this on the public form. Please be free to contact me for any of the information. I am not very good with computors, but I can make copies of stuff and mail the stuff by computer, or if you live in Florence area take them to you.
Added by Wooden on Jul 04, 2015 10:20 AM
Sorry my previous message got messed up but I was just going to tell you my mom was born and raised in Colorado and by the grace of God He allowed her to die there because for 43 years she lived in Florida and hated every single day of it. My dad is from Central Florida and she came here at 15 after marrying him and in 2003 they returned to Colorado Springs and she was so happy. She got the flu and died in her sleep and it was so unexpected and such a SHOCK to say the very least but she had been there for a year and a half and she only asked my dad for one year and if he could not take the winter she would return to Florida but God took her Home. I thank him often for letting my mom die at home. How she loved Colorado and Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, so many places there. You live in a lovely state! :-)
Thank you for the photo of Myrtle Markham's gravestone in Union Highland Cemetery. Myrtle is my grandmother's sister who died when she was 4 years old. The family moved to Illinois shortly after her death, so it's nice to know that someone noticed her. Your work is appreciated!
Added by BWard on Jun 25, 2015 12:37 AM
|Eddie Manley||RE: Bruce J. Manley|
I went back and looked at the original paper clipping and that is what it says. Bad mistake, which I had never caught.
My records show that he married Lizzie Brown 6 Aug 1898 in Coffey Co KS. She actually died 28 Apr 1934, so that may where they picked up that date.
Thanks for catching that!
I don't see his death date either - 21 Nov 1942. Ed Manley that they mention is my grandfather.
|MissNolan||RE: Forest M. Kohler|
Don't beat yourself up too badly, we all make mistakes. I've certainly made my share.
Do you need the information about her husband, Marion Kohler, as well?
|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.
Olive's middle name is Lillian and her maiden name is Bigler. Thanks.
Added by MHF on May 09, 2015 6:11 PM
|MHF||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.
Canon City, CO
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