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Kathy Britton (#46994459)
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Bio Photo "When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am in who you are. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart." Fredrick Beekner

I am deeply interested in genealogy and family history work, which I have been doing extensively for about 30 years so far, and have started putting on workshops to help people get started. I have done alot of photographing of cemeteries around High Prairie, Alberta. I also have alot of ancestor photos on my family lines. I am hoping to scan and post these, so that others can see them, too. This site has been invaluable to me and I might be of some help to others as well! I am researching BRITTON, RENO, WATERS, STRONG, BREWER, LIGHTLE, COULTER, FITZ JARRELL, KELSAY, WILDE, CLARK, COX, SMITH, BISHOP, DEWE, GRAY, GENTRY, CALHOUN and related lines. I have one line back to a three-digit year!

In this profile photo of me with my Grandma (Ellen) Britton, taken a number of years ago, we are discussing one of my Reno family books. I remember, one of the last times she came to visit us in Canada, after Granddad died, she used to get to talking for hours about our ancestors, with my dad. I would sit beside her, with my clip board, and take notes, which I later transcribed into stories. Sometimes I couldn't keep up. I'd say, "Wait, Grandma! Wait!" She got a kick out of it!

I feel very deeply about learning all that we can about our precious ancestors -- who they really were, what they thought, their trials and their triumphs, what they stood for... In the process, we also come to understand more about ourselves. When we create beautiful stories about their lives, complete with photographs and other artifacts, these ancestors become real people -- not just names, dates and places on a chart! We can write letters, conduct recorded interviews (later to be cataloged and transcribed)... The possibilities are endless! And now, with Internet, doors are open to me that I never dreamed of 30 years ago!
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Newman Had a daughter Catherine do you by chance know who her mother was ?
Added by racheal1977 on Jan 27, 2015 6:28 AM
Leon Barton
RE: More biographical information
I would happy to enter some bio information on the memorial for Ruth Winona Britton. I us the copy and paste method. Have a great day.
Added by Leon Barton on Jun 06, 2014 11:53 AM
Calmly Searching
RE: Ellen L. Britton
You are very welcome. Your story on your contributor page was so touching, I know how you feel about trying to know every one of your ancestors, and finding everything you can about them.
I would be proud to be your "friend" I will add you to mine too then.

Calmly Searching
Added by Calmly Searching on Jun 05, 2014 4:36 PM
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Ellen L. Britton
Hi Kathy,
I was doing some research and came across the following obituary.
Thought you might like to have it. You can copy and paste it, then delete if you desire so it does not take up your entire contributor page.

Ellen L. Britton

Funeral services for Ellen L. Britton, 87, of Larchwood Inns in Grand Junction, Colo., and former Cortez resident, will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at the Bethel Baptist Church beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at the Summit Ridge Cemetery. Pastor Brad Ramsey will officiate. Visitation is scheduled for Friday morning from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Britton was born to Harry Lee and Fannie (Reno) Waters on July 19, 1912, in Pattonsburg, Mo. She passed away at Community Hospital in Grand Junction on Monday, Sept. 27, 1999.

Ellen married Clarence C. Britton in Kim, Colo., on April 16, 1930. He passed away in Dec., 1987.

During her lifetime, it was Ellen's custom to make quilts for all of her children and grandchildren. It was especially hard on Ellen when several years ago she had a stroke and was unable to resume her quilting for her beloved family.

Prior to her move to Grand Junction, Ellen was very involved with the Cortez Senior Center. She found that commitment to be very important to her.

Those left behind are her children and their spouses, Clifford and Kay Britton, of Grand Junction, Colo., Philip Britton, of Raymond, Alberta, Canada, Hazel and Brown Stratton, of Grand Junction, Nora and Fred Like, of Folsom, N.M., Larry and Ardie Britton, of Cortez, and Lois and Charles Rogers, of Osborn, Mo.; 21 grandchildren, 23 great- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; a brother Lyman Waters, of Dolores; and a sister, Emma Kinkade, also of Dolores.

Memorial contributions can be made in Ellen Britton's name with the Cortez Senior Center, c/o Cortez Nutrition Program, 103 N. Chestnut St., Cortez, Colo. 81321. Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home
Hope you enjoy it.

Added by Calmly Searching on Jun 04, 2014 8:56 PM
RE: Request
Sending you an e-mail....if you do not get it, let me know!
Added by BjJ on Jun 04, 2013 8:37 PM
Dave Reno
RE: Re: Reno
Sorry for taking so long to respond. My cousin Judy Reno Cook has all the family information, she has a wealth of information, and a great gal.
Judy Reno Cook
Added by Dave Reno on Oct 14, 2011 12:19 PM
Dave Reno
RE: Re: Reno
The oldest Reno I know of with that spelling would be Louis, he is the one that changed our name from Renuad to Reno. He would be by great-grandfather. I'm not sure when he died but he was alive in my lifetime. I was born in 1942 I can remember him.
Added by Dave Reno on Sep 30, 2011 2:00 PM
Caryn Hood
RE: Re: Maggie Creekmore
Sorry, don't know anything about Maggie Creekmore. I just take photos of tombstones and add the names and photos. I am not related to any of the Creekmore or Reno families.

As far as Virtual Cemeteries go: Start by logging on to Find-A-Grave and then click on your name at the top right hand corner of the screen.

Then scroll down a little until you see Virtual Cemetery with an "Edit Button". Click on the Edit Button.

Then click on "Edit" by the Cemetery that you wish to change.

You will see that you have a choice of "Yes" or "No" under "Show to Public?" Your choice should be Yes.

This should fix that for you.


Added by Caryn Hood on Sep 19, 2011 6:21 PM
Dave Reno
RE: Reno
I had not heard of Christopher Columbus Reno until recently. My Great grandfather was Louis (Renaud) Reno. He is the one that changed our name to Reno and my Grandfather's religion from Catholic to Prostestant. Apparently he had a grudge against the church. My father, the son of the second Louis was Denver Louis Reno married a Catholic, Marie Catherine Sweet and changed it back. The first Louis moved to Michigan from Canada leaving behind we many siblings never to see them again. That is about all I know of the early years. I'm sure we are related, but don't know where I fit in.
Added by Dave Reno on Sep 17, 2011 9:16 PM
Kyle Reno
CC Reno
My granddad owned and operated the general store in "downtown" Civil Bend. The picture was published in a Daviess County Centennial in the 1930s sometime. I'm guessing the picture was taken in the 30's. He also farmed. They did not live in the store, but in a house nearby. I'll post a photo of them in front of the house sometime. I understand my grandmother's sister, Rhea (Haver) Collins and her husband Lee, lived up there as newlyweds. Lee had the garage business on the side of the store and was good friends with my granddad. My grandad had the first generator and constructed the first radio kit that fit in a cereal box so folks could hear news from the outside world. So I guess he was president of the Civil Bend Power and Light Company for a period of time!

He died in the 50's before I was born. My grandmother lived to a ripe old age and I remember her well.
Added by Kyle Reno on Sep 14, 2011 4:29 PM
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