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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, 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 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.


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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Jeanette Martin Froeschner
Thanks for your Starrett entries
Thanks so much for adding my Aunt Lyla Fay Picton Starrett, 110608888. I just added her maiden name Picton and plan to connect her to the rest of her family in Kansas. Also thanks for adding my Uncle Jim,James Harold Starrett, 110608851.

I understand how deeply you can get involved in the persons you find, even if not related.

Jeanette Martin Froeschner,
Added by Jeanette Martin Froeschne... on Mar 12, 2017 9:52 AM
Edwin Haskin
I haven't been able to locate him. I looked for him again without success. I know he was alive at the time of his wives death in 1895. I checked all my sources for any information on him other than employment, birth date and location.

Added by Saratoga on Mar 11, 2017 11:00 AM
robert easton
Robert Easton
Hi Beth,

Robert Easton is the brother of my great grandfather Alexander Easton who is buried in Fairfield, Iowa

I have been looking for Robert's actual burial location. I knew he lived in Co but not much else.

Its interesting to learn that he had four children who were living at the time of his death.

It would be nice to find more family members.

I live in Carson city, Nevada. My dad is buried in Reno, NV and he is Alex's grandson. Alex's sons are all buried in Fairfield, Iowa.
Added by robert easton on Mar 06, 2017 10:04 PM
Pauline DiSipio
Thank You!
Thank You, Beth in Colorado, for your acknowledgement in the Memorial for Esperanza "Hope" Alvidrez #93637326! How kind of you!

Pauline in Colorado
Added by Pauline DiSipio on Feb 14, 2017 2:26 AM
Sharen Moon
Hi Beth,
One more tweak on Dollie Marie Young Bustos (79504799), please. Fred Anderson Young was her brother, memorial in subject line, not Fred H. Young.
Thanks for all you do and your great sense of humor! I wish we had met when I lived in Colorado because I love UH Cemetery, too! One day when I win the lottery, I will get a headstone for Celia Lindsay Young, Fred and Dollie's mother (133806744). -Sharen
Added by Sharen Moon on Feb 11, 2017 9:14 PM
Ruth Watkins (Pew) Jaynes
Constance Virginia (Robb) Paraylia
Hello Beth,

I am hoping that you could please delete the reference to the "maiden name of 'Chorus'" coming from me, as her maiden name is "Robb." Her second husband had the last name "Chorus." I made a mistake.

Thank you very much for giving me credit for the changes I send through.


Ruth Jaynes
Added by Ruth Watkins (Pew) Jaynes on Jan 01, 2017 3:31 PM
Ann Koch
Joseph Regis Koch
Beth, thanks SO much for the transfer of my brother's listing, not to mention thanks for all you do to help folks on Findagrave. I am similarly dedicated to assisting folks whenever I can so I can appreciate the hours you put in on Findagrave. Ann Koch
Added by Ann Koch on Jan 01, 2017 1:04 PM
Thank you for the Woodward transfers.
Added by Smilydino on Dec 06, 2016 9:12 AM
RE: Mr. D. W. Lane
WOW!!!! Thank you so much Beth!

DW Lane is my grandmother's father. After his death his wife went with the three daughters to live in Berkeley, California where she subsequently died. We have wondered about Daniel for many years. It is wonderful to know where he is! Thank you again. We had beautiful weather up there when we visited, so I am glad it held out for you to have a nice excursion.

Added by JennJ on Nov 05, 2016 6:29 PM
Trying to Find D. W. Lane
I have an ancestor named Daniel Webster Lane. He was born Sept 11, 1831 in West Point, New York. His obituary says he died in Florence, Colorado, August 30, 1904. He was a member of the Methodist Church. I was recently in Florence, CO and went to the Cemetery there (pretty sure it was the Union Highland). We were shown a book listing names but couldn't find D.W. Lane. However, when I looked at Find-a-Grave just now I see there is a Durh Lane that is being managed by you. I wonder if you have a photo of the grave? You say the death date is actually the burial date so that would be the correct date for Daniel who died Aug 30th. I realize you are a very busy person, so don't feel any pressure to get back to me quickly. But when you can I would love to hear from you. Also, if you don't have a photo would it be possible for you to take one? I live in New Mexico and this was my first chance to get to Colorado, so I doubt I will be that way again soon. Also, I looked at the Union Highland Cemetery webpage that lists grave sites and no Lane was listed...? Thanks, Jennifer Johnson

Added by JennJ on Nov 05, 2016 1:28 PM
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