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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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Bio Photo We have a problem, Houston. 350 - 500 edits a week, calculate to 1500 - 2000 edits per month. I actually LOOK at these edits, Friends, each & every one of them, and leave flowers at the same time. Could we back off just a tad? I have a pretty busy real life, too. (See below.)


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? 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.
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Ginna Sanders
Julia L. Moore Memorial
Beth, I've been looking for my husband's great-grandmother for so very many years. You just got her added this month. I have sponsored her memorial, and added a photo of her. She had a hard life, with 10 children, most of whom died as children or in their 20's. Her husband died at 52, leaving her with children at home to raise. She was only 38 at the time. She remarried a man named William Moore, who you also added. He helped her finish raising her children. I am forever grateful to your dedication to this effort. If you happen to find one for her first husband in this same cemetery, he was John C. Garberich. He died Sept 24 1900. Some of their children are buried in this same cemetery.
Added by Ginna Sanders on Apr 16, 2014 5:24 PM
I am looking for a Mitchell Adam Jenovick who was the son of Susan Millicent Jenovick.

Is there any record of his being buried in Union Highland Cemetery and a Find-a-Grave memorial has not been established?

I would appreciate any help you can give me.

Thank you.
Added by Anonymous on Apr 05, 2014 5:23 PM
Lucille Bennefield
Hello Beth...Connections were made as requested. I know how far it is to Colorado as I used to live there and made that LONG drive more than once. Maybe a transfer will make Lucille seem a little closer. Best to you! Caretaker
Added by Caretaker on Mar 31, 2014 12:13 AM
Beverly McGowan Norman
RE: William Cobb Cargo & Mattie
I think that's a different William and Mattie. I'll email you.
Added by Beverly McGowan Norman on Mar 30, 2014 7:54 AM
I am hunting for a holmes
I notice that you do union Highland Cem in Fremont count Colorado-I have noticed a Elizabeth Holmes with husband Thos. W Holmes-I am hopeing this is a long lost relative-is there any way you can find a obit or anything? The Elizabeth I am looking for maiden name was a Bass= Roxanne
Added by Roxanne on Mar 30, 2014 5:28 AM
Ima Glaze
RE: Eleanor Krug Krug Campbell Kasza
Hi there!
Better late than never with a response, my apologies to you. I am delighted to know you were able to find a lead from Eleanor's Find A Grave memorial page.
Added by Ima Glaze on Mar 29, 2014 3:06 PM
Sherman and Cora McNew
Hi Beth: Would you transfer Sherman and Cora McNew to me? These folks are my husband's grandparents. Numbers are: 113718736 for Cora and 113718776 for Sherman. If you would rather I "Leave an email message" I can do that.
Great job! Thank you so much
Added by Carol on Mar 24, 2014 8:38 AM
RE: Edits
Success! Everything just had to digest the info, I guess. Overnight seemed to be the ticket, I now have NO EDITS in my profile. YeaH~
Thanks for your help.
Added by Carol on Mar 23, 2014 8:15 AM
RE: New editing tab on your main contributor page
^Thanks, Beth:
I just got myself in hot water because I did not know about the "edits" page, and a lady was very irate!
However - I have gone in and "accepted" all the changes, but it will not Process the Changes, they are still there.
Now what????
Thanks, again. Carol
Added by Carol on Mar 22, 2014 8:25 PM
Courtney B
Just a heads up - I'm sorry, but I'm going to be sending a boatload of edits! I went to the cemetery yesterday and took about 200 photos, so you'll be getting a lot of birth year edits.

Please don't hate me! :P
Added by Courtney B on Mar 17, 2014 5:53 PM
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