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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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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
RE: Mabel Larson
Glad to be of assistance.
Added by Neil on Mar 13, 2015 3:55 PM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: Alice Warner Dunn
I appreciate the tip, and I will try to see what she knows.
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Mar 03, 2015 8:26 PM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Alice Warner Dunn and Herbert Dunn headstone
Thanks so much for finding this burial site and obtaining the nice photo (Powderhorn Family cemetery in Gunnison county). I've been through this area a few times, and never knew that I had a connection to the Dunn (I see the ranch signs) nor to the historic Powderhorn area. I also know that you had to drive quite a few miles to get to it, so I really appreciate it!
You said that you had access to information there in Gunnison county. Alice's date of death is not engraved on thie shared headstone. She did remarry, but to the best of my knowledge she was not buried with her second husband in Furnas County, Nebraska. Is there some way of checking to see if Alice really is buried along side her husband, Herbert Roosevelt Dunn?

Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Mar 02, 2015 8:34 PM
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