|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!
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.
While researching my family on Ancestry.com, the never ending story, right?, I found the Chicago Tribune's Obituary section. I've taken to putting entries from there on to Findagrave. Can I say I love the names in Chicago? I also noted burials from church records in Philadelphia that are also on Ancestry.com. I'm going to go back and start in-putting those records on Findagrave, too.
I became a little hooked on taking pictures out in Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colorado back in 2011. 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.
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 waaaay on the other side of the cemetery. 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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Thank you for the Woodward transfers.
|JennJ||RE: Mr. D. W. Lane|
WOW!!!! Thank you so much Beth!
DW Lane is my grandmother's father. After his death his wife went with the three daughters to live in Berkeley, California where she subsequently died. We have wondered about Daniel for many years. It is wonderful to know where he is! Thank you again. We had beautiful weather up there when we visited, so I am glad it held out for you to have a nice excursion.
Added by JennJ on Nov 05, 2016 6:29 PM
|JennJ||Trying to Find D. W. Lane|
I have an ancestor named Daniel Webster Lane. He was born Sept 11, 1831 in West Point, New York. His obituary says he died in Florence, Colorado, August 30, 1904. He was a member of the Methodist Church. I was recently in Florence, CO and went to the Cemetery there (pretty sure it was the Union Highland). We were shown a book listing names but couldn't find D.W. Lane. However, when I looked at Find-a-Grave just now I see there is a Durh Lane that is being managed by you. I wonder if you have a photo of the grave? You say the death date is actually the burial date so that would be the correct date for Daniel who died Aug 30th. I realize you are a very busy person, so don't feel any pressure to get back to me quickly. But when you can I would love to hear from you. Also, if you don't have a photo would it be possible for you to take one? I live in New Mexico and this was my first chance to get to Colorado, so I doubt I will be that way again soon. Also, I looked at the Union Highland Cemetery webpage that lists grave sites and no Lane was listed...? Thanks, Jennifer Johnson
Added by JennJ on Nov 05, 2016 1:28 PM
Thanks for the info. I'm not related and don't have any problem with you removing the info I provided. Thanks for including me.
Added by Pam on Oct 01, 2016 8:21 PM
|Gary Decker||RE: Bessie May Proctor Crowder|
Thanks for the reply. I had already suggested that correction also, so between the two of us, hopefully it will be corrected. You might also change Thomas and Hulda's relationship so that it shows the marriage in 1897 (if you can), so that the marriages are in order. Thanks so much!
|Susan Wilson||Annie Cox|
Anna Cox is NOT the daughter of Stephen Charles Grant, nor the sibling of any of those you have listed. I have the family bible and the Mrs. George Cox you listed with the Paradox article is Mary Ann Grant Cox, who was the daughter of Stephen Charles Grant and Mary Rebecca Jones.
Please remove the incorrect information.
Grand Niece of Mrs. George Cox (Mary Ann Grant)
|Linda Myers||Thanks...perhaps a bit late!|
Hi Beth - Just came across an old email indicating that you had transferred ownership of my great-grandmother's FAGS page to me. Not sure if I thanked you at the time, but just in case I didn't, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your work on FindAGrave! Blessings to you, Linda, great-granddaughter of Ida Cheese Trotter. :)
|tamenefee||Louise Moyer Lobach|
Hello Beth. I stumbled across this web site and was rather surprised when I found my Mother's obituary. I am her youngest daughter, Tabitha Ann Menefee and I have an older sister, Louisa Ann Seder. Our father was James Morgan Green, my Mom's first husband . He passed away in the early 80's (not much help as I never met him). I added a couple of photos and would love to hear how you knew my Mom. It has been 7 years now since she passed and I miss her like it was yesterday . Thank you so much for being such an amazing historian! Looking forward to digging deeper into this site.
|Rachel Keller||RE: Eisenbarger's & Me|
Thanks Beth..None of the info will help me...but I love your sense of style...You should be a blogger of what I do not know...but you would keep me coming back week after week just to hear what you have to say...Thanks so much for taking the time to see if you might be of help...Dang not to be...
|Rachel Keller||Made my Day|
Beth: I am still chuckling at your bio on Find A Grave.
Thanks for sharing..Could not agree with you more.
I noticed you have placed numerous photo's for Eisenbarger Family in Harrison Co. Mo. any chance you have any family connection? Doubtful but thought I would ask..looking for some help with this family. Thanks have a great day! Rachel
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