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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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Bio Photo Well...JLH will have all of the Headstones on Lakeside's Memorials by the end of the year. Hooray! I'm getting the hang of this now.

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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Ann McClary
Michael Fabrizio 89202970
Made your update...would you like me to transfer this memorial to you? If yes, please send me your Find A Grave number.
Added by Ann McClary on Jul 05, 2014 5:47 PM
Jennifer Saenger
RE: Paul Theodore Saenger
Thank you SO much!!!
Added by Jennifer Saenger on Jul 04, 2014 11:01 AM
Jennifer Saenger
Paul Theodore Saenger (Memorial #105449322)
Hi, Beth!

Paul is my paternal grandfather. Was hoping I might be able to have his memorial transferred? If not, please let me know... extensive additions to offer, including a rather lengthy bio. Thanks for your consideration. Hope you have a safe and happy Fourth!
Added by Jennifer Saenger on Jul 04, 2014 10:08 AM
Pat Joubert
Lillian Adney Kerby-Gribble
I want to thank you for the obituary for Lillian Adney Kerby Gribble. The information just brings life to her life's story.

Added by Pat Joubert on Jul 01, 2014 10:39 AM
Bonnie Waltman Radford
Ollie Radford Lloyd Kohler
I loved reading your bio & understand it completely! I have been hooked since I started working on my family tree & it is a daily activity once I get home from work. I wish I could have started it sooner while my parents & grandparents were alive - they would all have been happy to contribute and oh my gosh the stories I know I have missed! Thank you for all of your research and dedication to documenting on F.A.G. It was because of you that we found the final resting place for our great aunt & her family who was born in Missouri but lived in Colorado. I love putting the pieces of the ancestry puzzle together. Thank you again - your hard work is greatly appreciated.
Bonnie Waltman Radford
Added by Bonnie Waltman Radford on Jun 28, 2014 9:30 AM
S Johnston
Thank you!
Thank you for the photos of the Johnstons in the Union Highland Cemetery, they are very helpful!
Added by S Johnston on Jun 26, 2014 1:04 PM
Lorinda Mann
RE: Sarah Laura Harvey
Thank you so much for your help. Sorry for not replying sooner My husband has cancer and sometimes my time is a little crazy.
Added by Lorinda Mann on Jun 25, 2014 9:21 AM
David R. Moore
RE: Cargo's Ryan's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
You're welcome Beth. I will keep the Cargo name in mind when searching. I'm curious, is there a way to submit photos other than just one by one, like, can they be added to the survey spreadsheet? I have thousands of photos, but just do not have time to submit each one.

Added by David R. Moore on Jun 25, 2014 8:17 AM
Evelyn Linger Thorn
Grace Francis Cathell
Thanks for the obit on Grace Cathell. I have added it to her Find A Grave memorial #113170264.
Added by Evelyn Linger Thorn on Jun 24, 2014 9:21 AM
Gallo Genes
You are the best!
Your dedication is so appreciated. I cannot thank you enough for creating the memorials which allowed me to locate so many relatives and link them to each other.
Mille grazie Miss B!
Added by Gallo Genes on Jun 24, 2014 5:16 AM
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