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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.
Beth

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.

Beth

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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Janie Whitty
Lois Mae Foley SUMPTER
Change of link to her father suggested...This is her father: Charles W. Foley Find A Grave Memorial# 149869360. He was born in 1863 and is buried in Minneapolis, MN where he died. He was never in the armed services. I added him to the Cemetery yesterday along with his death certificate and personal photo which includes the whole family. You can see his burial is listed on the death certificate.

The other Charles Foley in Dayton you have listed is the wrong one. (died the same date, but birth date is wrong, and wrong cemetery).

I was hoping to find Lois' mother, Bertha McDonald Foley. She was last known to be living with Lois in Canon City, Colorado in 1948 when she wrote a letter to my Grandmother who was double related to Lois both through her father and mother. I think I will have to inquire at the Minneapolis Cemetery to see if she might be there.
Added by Janie Whitty on Jul 29, 2015 9:39 AM
Gallo Genes
You rock!
Thanks so much for all your hard work and dedication
I am thrilled you had time to take photos and so many for my extended family
there is a place in heaven for you miss Beth!
Added by Gallo Genes on Jul 14, 2015 7:36 AM
Leslie Bell
Brown and Proctor in Union Highland Cemetery
no hurry on this, but I am interested in knowing if Norris Ivan Brown Find A Grave Memorial# 79505409 as Morris Brown is buried near Cora Jane Duckworth Proctor and her husband George Proctor. They are both in section 74. Norris was Cora's son by her first husband William Brown who died in Iowa before they moved to Colorado before 1917. I have submitted a photo request for Norris and Cora.
Added by Leslie Bell on Jul 08, 2015 10:56 AM
Wooden
UHC Florence
Beth

I read your posting this is such a good deed that you are doing. I hope your life is getting better. Sorry to hear that other's are being mean to you.
You said your goal is to do the whole UHC wow. I have a lot of family buried there about 10 graves, if you like I can send you the information. The emails listed were not valid so I posted this on the public form. Please be free to contact me for any of the information. I am not very good with computors, but I can make copies of stuff and mail the stuff by computer, or if you live in Florence area take them to you.

Wooden
Added by Wooden on Jul 04, 2015 10:20 AM
HISTORY
COLORADO
Sorry my previous message got messed up but I was just going to tell you my mom was born and raised in Colorado and by the grace of God He allowed her to die there because for 43 years she lived in Florida and hated every single day of it. My dad is from Central Florida and she came here at 15 after marrying him and in 2003 they returned to Colorado Springs and she was so happy. She got the flu and died in her sleep and it was so unexpected and such a SHOCK to say the very least but she had been there for a year and a half and she only asked my dad for one year and if he could not take the winter she would return to Florida but God took her Home. I thank him often for letting my mom die at home. How she loved Colorado and Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, so many places there. You live in a lovely state! :-)

Sincerely,

Terri
Added by HISTORY on Jun 28, 2015 12:16 PM
HISTORY
COLOR
Added by HISTORY on Jun 28, 2015 12:12 PM
BWard
Myrtle Markham
Thank you for the photo of Myrtle Markham's gravestone in Union Highland Cemetery. Myrtle is my grandmother's sister who died when she was 4 years old. The family moved to Illinois shortly after her death, so it's nice to know that someone noticed her. Your work is appreciated!
Added by BWard on Jun 25, 2015 12:37 AM
Eddie Manley
RE: Bruce J. Manley
I went back and looked at the original paper clipping and that is what it says. Bad mistake, which I had never caught.
My records show that he married Lizzie Brown 6 Aug 1898 in Coffey Co KS. She actually died 28 Apr 1934, so that may where they picked up that date.
Thanks for catching that!
I don't see his death date either - 21 Nov 1942. Ed Manley that they mention is my grandfather.

Eddie Manley
Added by Eddie Manley on Jun 11, 2015 6:54 AM
MissNolan
RE: Forest M. Kohler
Don't beat yourself up too badly, we all make mistakes. I've certainly made my share.

Do you need the information about her husband, Marion Kohler, as well?
Added by MissNolan on Jun 04, 2015 11:29 AM
Linda Sue Hallberg-Suits
Donald Richard Walker
FYI I would like you to correct the information about Don. Susan was his material grandmother. Don's parents were the late Donald Richard Walker and Marian Ann (Smith) Walker. Susan was married twice. I am Don's ex-wife so I know the family well.

Added by Linda Sue Hallberg-Suits on May 14, 2015 4:49 PM
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