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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use my photos of Headstones in your own genealogy. It would be nice if you'd give me a little credit, but, let's get real, how am I to know? "Photo of headstone courtesy of Findagrave Contributor Beth in Colorado (#47321605)" works for me!
Oh, yes, I have kept the original photos, so if you want a larger picture, just e-mail me and I'll get it to you. I went and bought an external hard drive just to save them all, and am currently in the process of organizing everything. (7/11/2012)

I just got back from vacation in Missouri, July of 2014. It is just beautiful country with all kinds of "Weeeeeeee" Hills. Amish Folks trotting around in their carriages. "Why would anyone leave here?" I ask myself. And then 100 degrees that feels like 115 in the shade. With humidity. I am very, very happy to be back in Colorado. I didn't finish the Masonic Cemetery. I'll try to get back there in a year or so. With something for snakes. I hate snakes.

I love looking for family, no matter how far removed. It's just flat fun! My main interest, however, are Geer's, Hodge's, Hampton's, Cargo's, Walker's, Simmons', Sala's, Snyder's, and any attachments of said families.

I've recently become a little hooked on taking pictures out in Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colorado. I do so love UHC. One day I'll have photos of every Headstone out there up on Findagrave, and will have connected my peeps buried out there to each other. It was the Little Ones who got me hooked. "Where's your Momma, Baby? Where's your Papa?" Drove me nuts, so I started trying to find Momma's and Daddy's. I'm now a lost cause.

How on Earth other contributors input 100,000+ Memorials into Findagrave's data base is beyond me. I'm not a big fan of data input; however, Courtney B. (Contributor # 47335873) and I created Memorials for the approximately 15,000 Folks buried out in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. It took from October 2012 'til the end of July 2013. This is no piece of cake.

All of this with a full-time job that I'm on-call for 24/7, bowling on Thursdays (which I really suck at, but somebody's got to be the Team Handicap), gardening (both flowers & veggies), and riding bikes with my husband, John, in the mountains on my beloved Harley, Pookah.

Enjoy! And I hope I've helped you in your own searching.


So, this is how I get started on tracking and linking the Folks in Union Highland Cemetery.

1. I notice the Vahldick's and Cowperthwaite's are buried in the same Lot. Gee, why is that?

2. There's only one other Vahldick in the Cemetery, Miss Sadie, and, why lookie there!, her grave is right next to Edward & Mary Ann Cowperthwaite. Two separate Vahldick's by two separate Cowperthwaite's. Bet that means something.

3. Harold's father was born in Illinois; his mother was born in England. Sadie Vahldick was born in England IF she is a Cowperthwaite.

3. In the 1910, 1920 & 1930 census', Mr. Harold Vahldick is living with Mr. David R. Davis. Harold is David's nephew. Oh, gee! Mr. David R. Davis's Lot is right behind Mr. Harold R. Vahldick's plot. Nephew, huh? That means Mr. David R. Davis is married to Harold's mother's sister.

4. Mr. David R. Davis is married to Miss Joan. I'll bet Miss Joan is a Cowperthwaite, etc. etc.
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Bill Benson
Richard Grant Nesbit
Thanks for turning over Richard Grant Nesbit's record to me.
Take care, Bill Benson
Added by Bill Benson on Nov 13, 2014 6:59 PM
Terry Collins
RE: Memorial # 104259612, Garland Lester Todd & his wife, Norma



I appreciate your courtesy in asking for permission to use the photographs of Garland & Norma Todd.

Respecting other people's property online is becoming more and more rare.

Please feel free to use those photographs on and however else you wish to (genealogy software, written material, copies to relatives who may wish to have them, etc.).

In fact, you may have them, and do not need to put my name on any of your research.

Have a great day or night, and I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season. I love Fall. And I do want a lot of *snow* this Winter (and every Winter).

I thank you again for your sensitivity in this matter, Beth. It goes a long way to get past some of the rude people one must contend with in this type of research. I've done similar to others as you did when you found they had absconded with your copyright protected material. (laughing) A few went Private, also. Why it's 'almost' like they were hiding some guilty act? #;^ grrr!

Anyway, I wish you much success in your own family research, and I know your present and future generations will be so grateful to you for your hard work.

Most Very Sincerely,
Terry ♣
Added by Terry Collins on Nov 09, 2014 11:09 PM
RE: Meeting
Maybe some time next week end? You won't be caught up for long, there are hundreds coming.
Added by JLH on Nov 08, 2014 9:20 PM
RE: Memorial # 114039008, Loren Edinger
I seen that the records were dated same day so I had sent Courtney an SAC through email about it on Oct 30 because yours had the photo etc... I seen that there was still the 2 as I was cleaning up my sent SAC's through email, so I thought I would let you know and handle it. Alrighty then Beth have a good one.
Added by Boccapone on Nov 08, 2014 11:30 AM
Memorial #112788908
Edith Manley's maiden name was Branch. Her parents were Bert and Verna Dedman Branch. Her first husband was Benjamin Nitchen.
Added by Anonymous on Nov 05, 2014 5:40 PM
Leon Barton
RE: Daniel C. Pfaff & his wife Jennie
You are welcome to use the photo in your genealogy. Thank you for asking.
Added by Leon Barton on Nov 05, 2014 6:11 AM
Ron Mac
re:Guy Allen, Memorial
You can use my photo. Ron McCrehin
Added by Ron Mac on Nov 03, 2014 4:42 PM
RE: Lakeside
The barage will start this afternoon. Have church to go to. Have a good morning. By the way, I would like to meet you. Is that o.k. with you? We could meet somewhere public? I hope this doesn't sound creepy to you. We moved to Colorado a year ago and I don't have alot of friends, yet. Let me know if you would like to. It is totally up to you and I will be happy to meet you anywhere. We could even meet at the Museum in Canon City if you like.
Added by JLH on Nov 02, 2014 9:55 AM
RE: You ok out there?
I went to the cemetery yesterday and did another couple of sections. I will start loading them this afternoon, so gird up your loins!
Added by JLH on Nov 02, 2014 9:20 AM
Patricia Triplett
Tripletts and Campions
Thank you for finding my lost loved ones and giving them a place in time. You are so very kind and thoughtful Bless you

Patricia Triplett Birmingham England
Added by Patricia Triplett on Nov 01, 2014 11:22 PM
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