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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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joseph lilly
Lillian J. Holiman
Beth: I grave you the wrong middle name for Lillian. It should be Jean. Joe Lilly
Added by joseph lilly on Jan 24, 2015 6:59 AM
joseph lilly
Lillian J. Holiman
Beth: In the Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont Co., Colo. you have entered Lillian J. Holiman. Would you please add the following. Her full name is Lillian Jane (Lewis) Holiman, She was born May 4, 1900 and married Claude Edward Holiman March 1 1924.

Thanks, Joe Lilly
Added by joseph lilly on Jan 24, 2015 6:53 AM
Ann Koch
RE: Duplicate of ANYBODY
Not a problem, Beth. I'm delighted that you're working on Lakeside (and other CO cemeteries). My grandmother, Flora McGlothlin, is buried there as well as a brother who died at birth (Joseph Regis Koch). Ann
Added by Ann Koch on Jan 19, 2015 1:32 AM
David Berry
RE: Charles Berry
Hello Beth,

I just now looked at my messages for the first time in a long while and saw the three that you sent to me about the memorial for my great great grandfather Charles Edward Berry back in August 2013. So sorry I didn't acknowledge them, but I don't remember seeing them before now. I need to pay more attention! Thanks for the info, and for transferring his memorial to me. I'm pretty sure the Berrys that you mentioned who now live in Florence aren't related to me, but you never know. I have been into genealogy for many years and enjoy researching and finding ancestors on and, but I tend to go in spurts with it.
Thanks again,
Added by David Berry on Jan 15, 2015 10:17 AM
Edna J. Ellis
Catherine Cook Brazzell
Catherine Cook Brazzell is the great grandmother of my husband, William "Bill" George Ellis.
Thank you Beth for the obituary of Catherine Cook Brazzell! I appreciate this so much!
You are such a BIG help to ALL!
Thanks again!
Edna J. Ellis
Added by Edna J. Ellis on Jan 06, 2015 8:33 AM
Robert Brotherhood
RE: Gwendlyn Lockhard, Memorial # 79511193
No, no relation at all. Just correcting SOME errors on Findagrave (names, dates, duplicates, etc.). About 6000 corrections so far....
Oh well, it is winter....
Added by Robert Brotherhood on Jan 06, 2015 12:28 AM
Derald Johnson
RE: Joshua Albert & Elma Snyder
You may use any photo I have taken of Headstones. I don't want any credit.
Have a great 2015...
Added by Derald Johnson on Jan 06, 2015 12:03 AM
Edna J. Ellis
Bessie May Tripp
Bessie May Tripp is the grandmother of William "Bill" George Ellis!
OMG! Small world out there!
Andrew Jackson Allen is the 2nd great grandfather of William "Bill" George Ellis. He is a brother of Abel Willis Allen!
The ABC's of Our Family Tree by Dorothy Allen Gibbs, she is on PG 72 and on PG 73 Bill's mom is their daughter, Alice Lee Brazzell Ellis. She and her sisters, Ruby and Zelma are all deceased. But Aunt Betty is still living in St Joseph, MO, although not in good health, she will be 93 in May. Bill and I are also listed on that PG along with our family.
I have tried and tried to get a copy of that book and cannot find it anywhere! Do you know where I could obtain a copy?
Also, do you have an obituary for Catherine Cook Brazzell?
Would love to keep in touch!
Edna J. Ellis
Added by Edna J. Ellis on Jan 05, 2015 9:43 PM
Edna J. Ellis
Brazzell Obits
Beth, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the obituaries and photos of Sampson Brazell and his daughter Mary Ann "Kate" Brazzell! Of course the Sampson Brazzell photo includes his wife Catherine Cook Brazzell. They are the great grandparents of my husband, William "Bill" George Ellis! And we have been up to visit their graves and take pictures, but I have no idea how to add pictures to these memorials. Probably at least 90% of Allen Cemetery is related to my husband! And the Tripp family in Masonic Cemetery is also related!

I am every so grateful to you for adding them so I could put the obits not only on their Find-A-Grave page, but also in my genealogy. You will never know how very much I appreciated it!

Thanks again, a MILLION times over!
Edna J. Ellis
Added by Edna J. Ellis on Jan 05, 2015 3:29 PM
William Ray Salmon
Thanks so much for transferring this memorial to me.
Added by Brenda on Jan 05, 2015 5:16 AM
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