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Beth in Colorado (#47321605)
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Bio Photo Please give this old (loud, a little odd, usually tired) volunteer a little extra time to get to your edits. Sometimes it takes me about 3 weeks or so to get to the edits. I'm not ignoring them; I'm probably pooped and in bed, or on the road visiting Kinfolk or doing Genealogy stuff. I'm on it! I swear!

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!

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 became a little hooked on taking pictures out in Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colorado back in 2011. 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.

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 waaaay on the other side of the cemetery. 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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Floyd Hussey
Dup memorials
There are dup memorials for Leo Robins #79508352 and Vincent Robins #79508548. Is there a way to merge these or delete them with the older memorials on file
Added by Floyd Hussey on Oct 19, 2017 10:15 AM
Virginia Brown
David Gass
Thank you VERY much for the transfer of David's memorial. You have MADE my day!
Best regards,
Added by Virginia Brown on Oct 15, 2017 9:18 AM
Judi Pantano
Seitz at Lakeside Cemetery
Hi Beth -
Thank you so much for transferring the memorials Benny Joe and Norman Seitz memorials to me and for updating the info on the other Seitz family members. I really appreciate your help with this family.
Thanks again! Have a good one!
Added by Judi Pantano on Sep 26, 2017 8:23 PM
RE: Memorials of Family
Hi Beth,
Thank you for your kind words. Keep sending the edits, not a problem.
Added by abby on Sep 17, 2017 4:27 PM
Russ M
I found the 5th child of Emelia 61504324 and Gottfried Wasserfall 140895094.
Ida Wasserfall (59273539) first marriage was to John McMains
Second marriage was to L.L.Graves
She had no children.
Russ Marti 47264677
Added by Russ M on Sep 12, 2017 6:41 PM
Bob Withers
Elizabeth Gladys Atchinson Volk
Hi Beth, Thanks for updating her Memorial# 102546686 and for the credit. I misspelled her maiden name, it should be Atchison, there is no "n" between the i & s.

I think she was born in Texline, Dallam, Texas, USA & died in Caņon City, Fremont, Colorado, USA but I don't have enough verified data yet to confirm either location.

Thanks, Bob Withers, Whitewater, Colorado.
Added by Bob Withers on Sep 07, 2017 12:53 PM
Angela A
Below thank you from Sharon
Working helping my niece Angela this weekend.

People need to sat thanks once in a while for volunteers thoughtfulness and realize other people do have a life. I appreciate you. Thanks for your links, edits and posting.

Added by Angela A on Sep 02, 2017 9:20 PM
Angela A
Thank you Beth
Have a fabulous holiday weekend.
Added by Angela A on Sep 02, 2017 9:10 PM
Jacob harris
Kate J Heath
Hi Beth,
I noticed your sweet message for Kate J. Heath (Union Highland Cemetery) on her profile. Somebody also found her obituary and wrote an abridged version for her page. Kate Heath was a family friend of Chester and Medora Harris and lived with them for quite some time. She is even buried next to Chester C Harris in Union Cemetery. I am curious how you are connected to Miss Heath and if you know anything more about her. Also, do you know who found her obituary? I can't find it online, and I'd love to see the full version.
Thank you for your time, Jacob Harris
Added by Jacob harris on Aug 19, 2017 8:08 PM
Bonnie Waltman Radford
Radford relatives
I loved reading your bio and I know exactly how you feel about wanting to link family members together on F.A.G. It is very important and helpful for research when you are trying to locate family members. I say keep up the volunteer work - you do an exceptional job and I for one appreciate it very much. Because of your documentation I was able to match some of my Radford family from Missouri.
Again, thank you for all of your help.
Bonnie Waltman Radford
Added by Bonnie Waltman Radford on Aug 12, 2017 12:07 AM
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