|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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|Bill Hazard||RE: Klein|
My great-uncle Eddie Hazard had the Flying M ranch on the Cochetopa so, yes, I'm part of that family. I remember the Kreuger place along the side of Hwy 114 along the creek down the canyon, I believe. I think my dad, George, knew your dad from what I remember!
Good to hear from you.
|Paul McDonough||RE: Ralph Scruggs|
Ralph and were friends and He had been in the Army
for two years. I joined the Navy and Ralph went back in the Army. These were Korean War days. Ralph was killed down at Fort Huachaca, Arizona. I was on
leave when his body was sent to Gunnison for bural and acted as a pall bearer. The Army honor guard
from Colorado Springs was there and I remember Ralph's mother jumping in the grave causing quite a stir.
Years later I tried to find Ralph's grave and couldn't find a military marker. I asked Mark Vader about it and he showed me where the grave was but no marker. When I returned to San Diego got some forms from the VFW and sent them in to thee VA and they said that there was no Army record of Ralph Scruggs. They needed a service number. I tried Miller's in Gunnison, no luck. I couldn't find any relatives of Ralph, so one night I had an idea and out of the blue I called the mortuary in Bisbee Arizona. This nice man looked in his book and he found a toe tag with the name Scruggs and a number. Pay dirt. Mark Vader helped me and I paid for the cement foundation and when Mark got the bronze marker he installed it.
You have a picture of it. I am sure Ralph has a
smile on his soul.
|Richard Hessel||RE: Kreuger|
Rita thanks, I will do that
|Paul McDonough||George Williams|
Hi, Thanks for the picture from Gunnison Cemetery of the headstone of George Williams. I always want to kick myself for not making friends with Mr. Williams. I used to see him walking on Virginia St. in his black western hat and dark great coat. What stories were missed. He was in the 9th Caverly of the Army of the west during Indian war days. He was one of the buffalo soldiers. I went to Pine Street grade school in the 1930's and GCHS in 1946 and 47. During those years I had my chance and muffed it.
I knew Mark Vader quite well and when in Gunnison I always stopped to see him and my joke to him was to ask him to save me some room in his hotel.
Oh yes, when I was visiting my dad in Gunnison in
the winters of the fifties, I put my car in McDermotts for the nights to keep it from freezing.
|Jon Todd Evans||RE: Flick|
I thought John had a sister, but I couldn't remember. If you talk to her tell her I'd love to have her contact me. She may not remember me as a kid, but she might remember how sick I got after falling in that cold brook that went through her parents ranch.
|Jon Todd Evans||RE: Flick|
Thank you. I haven't seen John or Wanda for many years, but had heard they had passed away. Living with them that summer, riding Domino an Appaloosa and falling in the stream that went through John's parents farm chasing after a calf during that summer, meeting all the characters and beautiful people who lived in that little town of Ohio City was a memory I recall many times, and continue to do so on occasion. Thanks Again.
Jon Todd Evans; Council Bluffs, Iowa
|L.Sammons||Charlotte Gertrude Walker (|
A look at her stone indicates she is the wife of Walker Burnett. His stone is in the plot next to hers. I think her entry should read: Charlotte Gertrude Burnett....,,
What do you think? Thanks for the correction, I'm working on the 10 years of newspapers from 1889 thru 1899, and happened to run onto the above.
From: Gunnison Tribune 26 Nov 1897. "Yesterday(25 Nov 1897) while little Tommy, four year old son of M/M Charles Hazelhurst, was playing about the house, he dropped dead from heart disease......The funeral occurs tomorrow at the Presbyterian church at two o'clock."
Stone shows: "age 4 years".
Thanks for adding this, Rita.
|Sherry Pries||RE: John Pennington|
I have responded to you privately but want all Find-a-Grave members to know what a blessing you have been to me in researching my far=away family members. Thank you, Rita...I hope I can return the deeds someday. Sherry Pries
|Janice Dyer Doran||Thank YOU|
Rita, I can't tell you how much I appreciated your assistance in helping find the young Josie Scott and finding her beautiful obituary that linked her to her parents. I will speak for all of Josie's ancestors and tell you how much we appreciate your work. Also, thank you for the transfer.
Janice Dyer Doran
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