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Rita McDermott (#47250046)
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I am a fifth generation native to the Gunnison area and enjoy assisting folks with their genealogy searches. Our local museum has a great collection of old newspapers that I have access to and am willing to look up information if dates are provided.

Please feel free to use any of the photos I have submitted.
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RE: Clinton Judy
You are so welcome. Thank you so much for posting the obituary. Greatly appreciated.
Added by Shock on Oct 04, 2016 6:46 AM
RE: J S Farley
No, I did not receive anything. Sherry
Added by JayWsNana on Sep 08, 2016 7:21 AM
J S Farley
Hi! I am trying to determine if this is twin of my ancestor. Joseph Farley was born in 1917 April 15, to Jessie Aretta Rose Farley, his twins name was John Bernard. Possibly born in LaPlata County, CO. Could this be my missing Joseph?? Any help you could give me on this mystery would be greatly appreciated. Sherry
Added by JayWsNana on Sep 02, 2016 9:56 AM
Smith, Samuel G. -Military Stone
Information to add to above entry:

Documents in Military Pension file give:

Born: 20 Dec 1831 Grafton, New Hampshire

Died: 18 Feb 1912 San Francisco, CA. at

the Pacific Branch Soldiers Home.

Thanks, Loline
Added by L.Sammons on Jan 25, 2016 3:19 PM
amanda allen
Wylie History

I am doing a little research on a 1891 cabin we will be staying in during the Christmas holidays. I was informed by the Gunnison Museum that it was once part of Wylie Ranch and the Wylie spur of the railroad. The home is beautiful. Keeping the old cabin and restoring and adding to it keeping the old charm. I believe John Edward Wylie is part of the history and was wondering if you had any info? I love to share history with my children especially on such a special trip.

Thank you

Added by amanda allen on Dec 02, 2015 7:58 AM
Princess Roddy O'Brien
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Pearl Hildreth Dent memorial # 79555083 was marred to Charles Dent memorial # 79555368

They had a son named Dave Roy Dent memorial # 79555604

Thank you
Added by Princess Roddy O'Brien on Nov 19, 2015 4:11 PM
Brad Melton
RE: Kissee
Thank you
Added by Brad Melton on May 13, 2015 7:25 AM
Willis Kissee
Rita: I cleaned the lichen from the bottom part of the stone today, and the birth date is 19 April 1832. also "Born in the state of Ind." is just above the birth and death date. This is one of the stones that I suspect was moved from the old, old cemetery near the confluence of the Tomichi and Gunnison rivers. Sometimes that old cemetery is called "Riverside" in the old newspapers and sometimes it is called "Boulevard" cemetery. If you were to keep going south on Boulevard Street, which was the main street of West Gunnison you would cross the modern day runways of the airport and shortly run into the old cemetery that was uncovered in the mill tailings project, which was enclosed after the 36 graves were uncovered during the cat work of the tailing project in the early 1990's. Had a great afternoon in the sun at the cemetery. Thanks for the visit today!!
Added by L.Sammons on May 11, 2015 7:54 PM
Brad Melton
RE: Willis Kissee
No; no relation. Just from the same county. Want to do a short bio of him for the White River Valley Historical Quarterly Journal but need to track down a photograph of him. -Brad
Added by Brad Melton on May 04, 2015 7:00 PM
Brad Melton
Willis Kissee
Rita: I just added a brief newspaper article to Willis Kissee's memorial in Gunnison Colorado, died 1884. Have you by chance ever seen a photograph of him? Brad Melton, Taney County, Missouri @
Added by Brad Melton on May 03, 2015 6:35 PM
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