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Judson Rhoads (#47089591)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 5 days
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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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Frank Flick
Dear Judson Rhoads,
Thank you for linking my dear friend Frank with his father. He was a kind young man, quiet, and soft spoken. His smile and soft laugh warmed the hearts of all who knew him. He was talented in shop and loved to set personal challenges to meet. He was a responsible driver, and one day on his way home he took the route home that went down a treacherous hill in the area when his brakes went out. He died in the hospital due to internal injuries he sustained on impact. We were all broken hearted to see him leave this earth so soon and in such a tragic way. He was memorialized in the school yearbook that year. Thank you for watching over his memorial. God bless.
Best Regards,
Added by Mary♥lee on Aug 07, 2014 4:23 AM
James B. Wallace
The death and birth date that you have down for this man do not match my findings. Is it possible for us to ask for a transfer on him? We are 5Chandlers, and I think you know my husband James.

He is not blood related to us, but did marry two sisters that were in the Gatch family tree.


Mary Ellen Gatch Chandler (5Chandlers)
Added by 5chandlers on Jul 27, 2014 10:45 PM
Added by ***V.*** on Jul 24, 2014 7:05 PM
Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the photos of John Bateman Batchelder, Ruth McLeod Bateman Batchelder, and Guy Alvin Batchelder's Graves Markers. Without people like you those of us looking to see where our family members rest who live out of state would not be able to do so. God Bless, Lauren
Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on Jul 17, 2014 9:51 AM
Thomas L. Harman
Mary K. Riddell

Great photo!! I like being able to see some of the surrounding area around the stone.

Thank you very much.

Added by Thomas L. Harman on Jul 17, 2014 4:07 AM
Thomas L. Harman
Sanford - Riddell

Thank you for filling my photo requests.

I wasn't sure of JJ Sanford would have a tombstone since the time period of her death was fairly recent, but I do like the area shot of the surrounding stones, which shows me other family stones.

Karen Anne Riddell was an only child and her name was inscribed at the time of her father's death, so no doubt her death date will never be inscribed.

I do appreciate the photos.

Added by Thomas L. Harman on Jul 14, 2014 3:48 PM
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
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