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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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Pauline DiSipio
Thank You
Thank you, Beth, for your nice comment about my adding links for Kenneth Erskine.

Added by Pauline DiSipio on Oct 23, 2014 1:59 AM
Kim Self Hughes
RE: Memorial # 17094219, Samuel Hobson Cargo
You are welcome to use the photo. :)
Added by Kim Self Hughes on Oct 15, 2014 12:35 PM
RE: Herman Langford Dodd
If you want transfers send through the memorials, I am not related and don't see why they shouldn't be with family. Would do it automatically but once got chastised for assuming person would want his family transferred, so I ask first.
Added by Eileen on Oct 13, 2014 7:09 PM
RE: Herman Langford Dodd
I didn't catch it either, I guess we must both be human. I fixed it with your auto edit.
Added by Eileen on Oct 13, 2014 6:28 PM
Paul E Twist
RE: Fredrick Morris Dodd, Memorial #60905823
Yes, Please use the photo. Appreciate you asking.

Paul E Twist
Added by Paul E Twist on Oct 12, 2014 5:39 PM
Anne Cady
RE: Corp Herbert Ancil Dodd, Memorial # 57042395
Yes, you have my permission to use the photos. Thanks for asking.
Added by Anne Cady on Oct 12, 2014 5:01 PM
Russ Marti
RE: Henry & Frances Pierron
Thanks for the transfers
Russ m
Added by Russ Marti on Oct 08, 2014 5:10 PM
Reidar Sumstad
Ruth Mae Adams Thomas
Thank you so much for creating all the memorials in the Lakeside Cemetery and for the quick update, I really appreciate it! Would you have any clue as to who the Thomas that Ruth married was? Ruth was my sister-in-law's Aunt (her father's sister) and I am trying to bring her family together. If you can help, I would be very grateful! Thanks!
Added by Reidar Sumstad on Oct 04, 2014 4:16 PM
Floyd Strader
Photo use request
Yes - you may use the photos that you requested with the notation referring to me having taken them.
Added by Floyd Strader on Oct 02, 2014 3:26 PM
William Fischer, Jr.
RE: George A. & Margaret Gilmore Palmer
Certainly you may use my photos of the Palmer headstones as requested.

Added by William Fischer, Jr. on Sep 28, 2014 1:12 PM
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