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Vickie Smejkal (#46951688)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy for over 28 years (for myself and assisting others) and love doing so. I enjoy going out and gathering information and taking pictures at the local and information that I hope will benefit others in finding their ancestors. I hope my efforts will benefit those looking for their next of kin. If you are related to any of the folks I've posted information on and would like to have the site transferred, I'd be most happy to do so. Or add, or make any changes you would like made. Present project: Documenting all of the vets at the Denver Riverside Pioneer Cemetery and Documenting the headstones and occupants of Block 12 at the Denver Riverside Pioneer Cemetery. Much of what I have documented so far can be viewed at my website:

If you have a picture and/or story to share about any of my Block 12 or Riverside Veteran individuals, please feel free to send them my way. I will add your information 'as is' to my website and to any of the postings I have made to Find A Grave. I believe memories should be shared, as after 3 generations, the individuals will be forgotten without those stories to tell.

Again, if you are related to any of these individuals and would like for me to transfer the site to you, I am most happy to do so. The 'counts' don't matter to me. What is important to me is being of service to you in assisting in finding those elusive ancestors and kin folk when all else seems not to exist in finding them. Ergo, I go with camera in hand ....

."Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." ~~~Princess Diana
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RE: Frederick Livenbruck heastone picture
You're very welcome, I'm glad you liked it. If you ever find out where Lizzie's grave is, let me know and I'll look for it. There was no marker or inscription for her on the Grover monument, but if she is there, I'll post a photo of the plot .
Added by Roibeard on Sep 02, 2017 6:51 AM
RE: Baby Henry Leland Briddle 32900811
Vickie father was Fynis Cecil Briddle and mother Marjorie (Loiselle) Briddle
Added by FYNIS BRIDDLE on Aug 19, 2017 2:56 PM
RE: Baby Henry Leland Briddle 32900811
Hi Vickie.
Leland was my uncle. This is the story my grandmother to me about him.
She was small only about 4'8", my grandfather was 5'4".

While Grandmother Marjorie was in the Hospital having Henry her 2nd child, she contacted
the mumps on June 5th, Henry Leland was born normal June 7 and died a few days later on June 10th in 1928. Hospital took care of body because she had no money for burial. She told me he was cremated however I found a death record of a Baby Briddle buried in Colorado in 1928.
He died on the 10th of June 1928 and I was the 11th of June 1950.

My Great Grand Grandfather changed our name to Briddle some time after the family arrived in Denver from Missouri around 1910. In Missouri it was Briedwell/Bridwell. Bridwell being the name dating back to 1640 when my 9th GGF came over from England to help settle the colony and was given 50 acres in Virginia. it was Birdwell in England. His Father John William Birdwell married an Alma May Lee Stewart and that flows up to the Royal family of Stewards of Scotland.
The most notable person I am linked to is Thomas Jefferson. He is my 1st cousin 3 times removed from the wife of 1st cousin 3 times removed.

thank you for taking of all the unknown children. If you need anything I can be reached at
Fynis Briddle
Added by FYNIS BRIDDLE on Aug 19, 2017 2:49 PM
Karen Harvey
RE: Millicent Wanser Hicks 53600712
Hi Vickie, Really not sure how you can fix things there, since there are several memorials. I was researching my daughter-in-law's family when I went to make sure that everyone was hooked together with find a grave and thought that the least I could do is to hook Millicent to her kids. (I usually go beyond family a bit). But with there being several memorials, I think I would contact the others who made them. I tried to correct the death date on Millicent's father I believe it was, because the stone plainly says he died in 1917, but it says 1947, and my edit was declined. I don't get that, but oh well. Good luck!

Added by Karen Harvey on Aug 19, 2017 8:02 AM
RE: Jane Augusta Babcock 155852870
Greetings, Vicky,
According to Grove Street Cemetery's on-line database, Jane Babcock was interred 5/9/1815.

Added by DWV on Jul 31, 2017 7:16 AM
michael gavin
RE: Rebecca Jane Cox 65471528
When William Henry Cox was born on June 29, 1833, in Rockbridge, Virginia, his father, Eli, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth (Hamilton), was 16. He married Rebecca Carter on September 11, 1856, in his hometown. They had 12 children in 23 years. He died on January 17, 1903, at the age of 69, and was buried in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Added by michael gavin on Jul 23, 2017 9:56 PM
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RE: Rebecca Jane Cox 65471528
West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971
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Rebecca J Murphy
Spouse's Name
William H Cox
Spouse Gender
Marriage Date
Marriage Place
Nicholas, West Virginia, United States
Ths is not Rebecca Cox
She was my wives 3rd great grandmother her DNA links her to the Carter family where William came from in Va.
Added by michael gavin on Jul 11, 2017 3:27 PM
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RE: Rebecca Jane Cox 65471528
Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
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Rebecca Carter
Marital Status
Birth Date
Birth Place
Marriage Date
11 Sep 1856
Marriage Place
Rockbridge County, Virginia
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Sarah Carter

David Carter

Rebecca Carter

Eli Cox

Elizabeth Cox

William Cox
Added by michael gavin on Jul 11, 2017 3:23 PM
RE: Theodore Pembleton 171801645
Hi Vickie,
Glad your great great grandparents are found! I put the photo on their memorials and deleted mine. My husband and I may be visiting that area again this summer and I'll try to get a better photo for you. I drove through Highland Mills on a trip and arrived at the cemetery very early in the morning. The sun was at a terrible angle for photos. I took photos of all the Pembletons I could find as they are in my husband's family.
Added by Mavis on Apr 02, 2017 6:06 AM
deanna french
#38751469 William C. Gray
I am working on a project to identify the last resting places of many Civil War soldiers, that had ties to, or roots in Vermont. William C. Gray is one such patriot.
May I use the grave marker photo that you contributed to his Find A Grave Memorial to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Mar 29, 2017 7:53 AM
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