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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.

Beth

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.

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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!
Added by Gary Decker on Sep 22, 2016 8:04 PM
Susan Wilson
Annie Cox
Memorial# 7950466

Hello,

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.

Thanks!
Susan Wilson
Grand Niece of Mrs. George Cox (Mary Ann Grant)
Added by Susan Wilson on Sep 07, 2016 10:19 AM
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. :)
Added by Linda Myers on Aug 24, 2016 11:10 AM
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.

Regards,
Tabi Menefee
Added by tamenefee on Aug 09, 2016 12:17 AM
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
Added by Rachel Keller on Aug 07, 2016 5:13 PM
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
Added by Rachel Keller on Aug 07, 2016 7:02 AM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
RE: Sheldon H. Van Etten
Thank you for the transfer Beth! I have linked "Shell" to his parents in NY.

Found an article yesterday which explains why Sheldon and Birdie went to Colorado-they weren't married and Birdie, who was married to Abraham Lasher, was having an affair with Sheldon. Yikes! Pretty scandalous for 1920, right?

Thanks again for the transfer! I am so glad to have found him and have been able to link him back to his parents, grandparents, great-grandparents ....

Thanks for all you do, you are a blessing!
Marnie
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Jul 31, 2016 8:24 AM
iamCorey
RE: Edna CHARLOTTE Smith Furnas
Thanks for the info on middle name, Charlotte. I didn't have her middle name. I really think it is so neat to be able to connect these families together in virtual cemeteries, parents to child, sibling to sibling and spouse with spouse. Also, thank you for the well wishes!
Added by iamCorey on Jun 19, 2016 6:15 PM
Cris Brown
Re: Benjamin McCormick updates
Thank you for all your efforts!! Much appreciated. Cris Brown
Added by Cris Brown on Jun 19, 2016 4:21 PM
iamCorey
Wow!!! Thank you! :D
I just want to let you know how much I appreciated the time you took to do the obit. lookup! That was so awesome of you! lol Thank you! I really enjoyed it. It was very detailed. Sometimes when I do the obit lookups, the notices can be a short two or three sentences with nothing in particular (information wise) or sometimes you hit the jackpot with a really nice biographical write-up. You never know what you'll find, or if the individual even had an obituary. The information contained in both John's and his wife, Elizabeth's were such nice memorials to them. I think it ties together a lot of lose ends and completes this family. I will work on adding this to his memorial and maybe putting some hyperlinks on the text too. In any event, I wanted to send my thanks for all your efforts. I appreciate it very much and I'm sure that other researchers in future will appreciate it too. You're awesome! lol Best wishes to you in your research and continued transcription projects as well. A million thanks!
Added by iamCorey on Jun 18, 2016 5:25 PM
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