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Judson Rhoads (#47089591)
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Bio Photo My journey through my family history began as a project in 7th grade. At that point I had some names, and some locations. Through the years I have come to know so much more about these people that allowed me to be here today, and I'm passing those bits of information on to my own children.

When I'm not traipsing through cemeteries taking pictures or looking for my ancestors, I am an elementary school administrator. One of my favorite field trips is one where we take the 2nd graders to a local cemetery to find the "famous" people we've learned about in Fort Collins history. For many of the students, it is their first trip to a cemetery.

This is all about connecting families, and documenting history for future generations. If you have information you'd like me to add to a memorial, just let me know. If you'd like to take over management of any of the people I'm not related to, I'd be glad to transfer management over to you.

**If you notice that some of my pictures are sideways or upside down, I'm guessing you're viewing them on an Apple product. I sometimes will use my iPhone if I don't have my camera with me, and for some reason it rotates pictures even if I rotate and save them correctly.
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KE Tuttle
RE: Francis Brolliar
You are right about the census, but I did not see it on the SS Death Index. The older children were born in Saline NE and then the two (one before and Francis Emery) were Iowa. I wonder if Emma (the mother) went back to Iowa to have Francis and Fern. The younger brother Maynard was born in NE, again.

I am checking with the family to see if that is what happened. But since the records all show Iowa for F Emery...That would be best to have it listed as such.

Emma and Wm lived in an amazing big house near the LaPorte area. So many of their descendants still are in that same area. Francis Emery is about the only one who left the area for Calif. It looks like he made it home to be near his family after all.

My mother said the Brolliers were related to nearly every one of the early families of FC. I am so surprised to see the present generations on facebook when we posted a photo of this older generation.

Thanks Justin. We needed that checking. I usually do but came up with mostly family records.

What you do is appreciated!
Added by KE Tuttle on Jul 12, 2014 7:11 PM
Erv & Patty Hudson
Maym Burke
I have deleted the memorial for Viola Burke.
Thank you for finding this duplicate !
Added by Erv & Patty Hudson on Jul 06, 2014 9:12 AM
Thomas L. Harman
Gage - Springer

I really appreciate you taking all of these great photos.

Thank you again.

Added by Thomas L. Harman on Jul 02, 2014 4:30 AM
KE Tuttle
Dr and Mrs Sadler
Thank you for taking the photo of the headstone for the Sadlers. We now have the date of death for the Dr. I will pass this information on to those seeking information on this family.

You are so quick, too! Good shot!
Added by KE Tuttle on Jul 01, 2014 9:18 PM
SK Graff
First, thank you for the xfers and secondly for finding Elizabeth "Lizzie" Galyardt and her husband August Feil. It's great when you can find proof where family members are buried. I appreciate your leg work in finding their graves and so QUICKLY! Plus, GPS is a great touch, can zero in and actually see the burial site. You're a great detective, photographer, recorder and a very special person! You are truly appreciated. Shirley
Added by SK Graff on Jul 01, 2014 11:16 AM
KE Tuttle
Ephraim Love
Thank you so much for taking the terrific photos of Ephraim and Sarah's headstones. This will help us to honor the members and Past Masters of Collins Lodge 19 and to link their families.

We already found someone looking for information on this couple and had more links from them.

"info on and descendants of Ephraim Love son of William and Sarah Semple Love born 24 Mar 1850 Pittsburgh, PA died 13 May 1899 Fort Collins, CO. Married 1879 Sarah Battey. Three children: Edna, Clara, and Helen. Lawyer."
Added by KE Tuttle on Jun 30, 2014 1:38 PM
parkhurst memorials
thank you so much for the extremely quick reply on my request for family markers. you have done a very great service and I appreciate it so much I have other family in Longmont and I'm probably going to submit requests for them also. again thank you very much
Added by carl on Jun 29, 2014 6:13 PM
Thomas L. Harman
Marvin Mathews

Thank you very much for postng Marvin's tombstone photo.

I do appreciate it.

Added by Thomas L. Harman on Jun 29, 2014 5:16 PM
SK Graff
Galyardt again!
You have been so great in gathering info, could I impose one more time?

I only have one grave site unaccounted for:
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Galyardt (1897-1984), & spouse
August Feil (1894-1941).
They died in Fort Collins and their son is buried in Grandview (Plot: Section S, Memorial# 110356903).

Sometime, not urgent, when you're in Grandview would you check to see if they are buried there; if so, could you photo the site, I will gladly add a memorial.

A special thanks for all your help. Shirley
Added by SK Graff on Jun 29, 2014 10:28 AM
SK Graff
No, I did not notice the additional Galyardt memorials which you added, I have now! You added a Helen wife of William Galyardt, I have no idea at this time if they belong in my tree. However, I would appreciate the xfer of Lydia (131726501) and Reinhardt Galyardt Jr (131726540). I certainly appreciate the time and effort you put into gathering this information. Thanks again, Shirley
Added by SK Graff on Jun 29, 2014 10:09 AM
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