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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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Bio Photo I cannot believe I have to say this, but....
People, I have a life. It is not always pleasant. Life is sometimes just that way. Someone has recently castigated me because I didn't change their family information on their family's memorials within a week. Within that particular week, I did an emergency run to Oklahoma due to a family death (14 hour drive one way). I came roaring back to Colorado to emergencies at work. I don't own a laptop, so I could make no changes while gone. My husband would like my attention periodically, as does the garden, etc. Please, PLEASE respect that we are all volunteers, unpaid folks who do this for the joy and love of family, cemeteries, or a boatload of other reasons. Give me A MONTH to make changes. I know that seems like for forever on your part, but on my part, at times, that's 32 seconds. Blessings, Beth

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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Evalene Paxton
William M. Paxton
On William M. Paxton's info..... the parents of him:
David Paxton should be 1821-1893 (08 May 1893)
Sara Rebecca "Sally" (Abel) Paxton should be
1821- 1894 (16 Sept 1894)

I am Evalene Paxton #48148135

David and Sara are my husband's g grandparents.

Thank you.

Evalene Paxton
Added by Evalene Paxton on Nov 25, 2015 11:51 AM
Samantha Hinson
Rev Ralph Wrex Lance
My name is Samantha L. Hinson (Mills) Rev Ralph Wrex Lance is my great Grandpa. I saw your post. Did you know him? He is greatly missed every day. I would love to hear how you know him. His oldest daughter Eva Jensen is very much into Genology and we have been researching him. That is how I found your post. Thank you again.
Added by Samantha Hinson on Nov 13, 2015 4:42 PM
Pauline DiSipio
Thank You!
Beth, Thank You for you for acknowledging me as the contributor of the Masciantonio info and links. Appreciate it.

Added by Pauline DiSipio on Nov 03, 2015 6:39 PM
RE: Edward & Mary Williams Photos
You are very welcome. I am glad I could help.....
Added by Michael on Oct 26, 2015 7:10 PM
Gallo Genes
You rock
Miss Beth, You are the best, I appreciate all your hard work in the cemeteries.
Added by Gallo Genes on Oct 06, 2015 6:44 AM
Deborah In Search Of
RE: Paul Kopach
That's ok. I just wanted to share it. Thanks for maintaining the memorial. You ever see a Deirks near the Kopach/Kopacz grave? I think his wife remarried a Deirks but I can not find out the first name of her husband.
Added by Deborah In Search Of on Sep 22, 2015 10:53 PM
Deborah In Search Of
Paul Kopach
He was the husband of my great aunt. He actually died Jan 10 1935 in a mine explosion. It was his birthday. Here are the links for the story. I have made a .jpg file with story and links but don't see a way to send it to you.

His last name is spelled Kopacz in this
Added by Deborah In Search Of on Sep 22, 2015 4:25 PM
Scotti McCarthy
Bessie & Fred T. Mitchell
Beth, are you a relative? I am researching the Mitchell and Pierce Families from Florence, CO and have some more information to add to their memorials, so if not, would you please transfer them to me, otherwise I would like to share information. Thanks.
Added by Scotti McCarthy on Sep 08, 2015 5:58 PM
Scotti McCarthy
Bessie & Fred T. Mitchell
Beth, are you a relative? I am researching the Mitchell and Pierce Families from Florence, CO and have some more information to add to their memorials, so if not, would you please transfer them to me, otherwise I would like to share information. Thanks.
Added by Scotti McCarthy on Sep 08, 2015 5:58 PM
Brice Blair
Joe Munson # 113818844
Hello Beth,
Joe Munson is my wife's great grandfather. When I was editing his memorial I mistakenly put his son's middle name instead of his actual middle name which is Barry. I have submitted his correct middle name in another edit.

His name is Joe Barry Munson. Barry is his mother's maiden name. Also, I submitted his actual dates of birth and death.

Brice Blair
Added by Brice Blair on Sep 01, 2015 8:42 AM
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