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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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Bio Photo 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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Susan A Huff
Memorial #114787429
Thank you for posting the picture of Susan Howland's gravestone. She is my maternal grandmother. She died from complications of childbirth when my dad was born, March 13, 1926. I believe it must have been a difficult birth as I think he was a large baby and his collarbone was broken during delivery. Her birthdate would have been after March 13, as Dad's birth certificate gives her age at the time of his birth as 24.

At the time of her death, Susan had 5 sisters and 3 brothers still living, according to her obituary. The obituary did not list her birthdate.

I am sad, never to have known Grandma Howland. According to her obituary and the number in attendance at her service, she was very well thought of by the citizens of Beaver Creek (Penrose?).
Added by Susan A Huff on Mar 19, 2015 4:19 PM
Susan A Huff
Memorial #79510907
Regarding memorial #79510907 for Eldon Howland:

Eldon "Skip" Howland was my dad's half-brother. Their father was Joseph L Howland of Penrose, CO. Uncle Skip had two sisters, Virginia Howland (Templeton) and Cevilla Howland. All three are deceased. Grandpa Joe passed away in the early 1970's. Skip's mom died of childbirth and Grandpa Joe later married Dad's mom, Susan Gierhart. She also died of childbirth when Dad was born - March 13, 1926. Dad passed away Oct 29, 2011. Coincidently, this is the date Eldon Howland's Memorial was created.
Added by Susan A Huff on Mar 19, 2015 3:32 PM
Phil & Kathi
RE: Thank you!
:-) Well thank you!! Let us know if there's anything we can do to help! Now that spring is about to sprung, maybe we can get out more!!


Added by Phil & Kathi on Mar 19, 2015 8:08 AM
Kate Duvall
Thanks for honoring Boris Nemtsov today! Happy St. Pat's!
Added by Kate Duvall on Mar 17, 2015 9:08 PM
Les and Lou Grimm
RE: Frank & Lena Pendergraft
You are welcome. It is a joy to help document part of the lives of each individual. The fact that this brings joy to the lives of family and friends is a bonus.

Lou and I plan to finish photographing the Lamont Cemetery as time and weather permits. (91%) done.Thanks to the work of other individuals we hope it will soon be 99.99%.
Les Grimm
Added by Les and Lou Grimm on Mar 17, 2015 8:34 PM
Ann Koch
RE: Duplicate of ANYBODY
Not a problem, Beth. Duplications just happen sometimes and seldom intentionally.

I truly appreciate all the effort that went into photographing all those Lakeside headstones. I'm very partial to Lakeside (and Greenwood) since my grandmother and brother are buried in Lakeside and my Koch grandparents and great-grandparents are buried in Greenwood. I've photographed many of the Custer county cemeteries in past years, so I can appreciate the effort it takes on both ends -- the cemetery AND on Findagrave. Ann
Added by Ann Koch on Mar 14, 2015 12:29 AM
Hubert Knauff, Jr.
KNAUFF Entries in CO
Thank-you for creating the Memorials for the KNAUFFs listed in Canon City, Fremont Co., CO USA. I have searched far & wide for these folks, knowing they were there, but not exactly which cemetery -- if any. Read the notes that there has finally evolved a historical society there and am pleased to see work being done in that region of the country. Thank-you again.

Hubert Knauff, Jr.
Added by Hubert Knauff, Jr. on Mar 04, 2015 12:51 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 61704474
Sorry I hate when it jumps like that on messages . Ok I have about 10000 - 20000 obituary's from Linn county Ks. I will
attempt to find her.Now I put them on flash drive but hers is most likely paper.My sister put them in books and tried to alphabetical sort them. I will look thew them soon. Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Mar 01, 2015 11:06 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 61704474
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Mar 01, 2015 10:59 PM
Evangeline Bass
HIS # IS: 111680373.

MINE IS 46991517.





Added by Evangeline Bass on Feb 24, 2015 1:29 PM
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