Tag Archives: Colorado

52 Ancestors: Week #14: Favorite Photo

The prompt for Week #14 of 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is FAVORITE PHOTO: Who is in a favorite photo of yours? Tell the story of the photo itself–where was it taken, what was the event? I love old photographs, and … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week #12 of 52 continued – Minnie Baxter Sanborn

Minnie May Baxter was the fifth child of Alonzo and Elizabeth Baxter, like her siblings, born in Bent County, Colorado in 1878. However, unlike her older sister Daisy, I had one heck of a time finding Minnie in the records. … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #10 of 52 – Alonzo Hayden Hayes Baxter, 1845-1930

The prompt for Week #10 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is STORMY WEATHER: What ancestor endured a particularly severe storm? Alonzo Hayden Hayes Baxter, my maternal 2x great grandfather, is the ancestor who immediately came to mind when I … Continue reading

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Henry Eston Lovelace, 1900-1965

Henry Eston (“H. E.”) Lovelace, 3 Sep 1900 – 9 Jun 1965 Henry Lovelace was my maternal grandmother’s second husband, Margarite Witzke Denton Lovelace. She had been a widow for more than ten years when she married him at the … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #9 of 52 – Margarite Mae Witzke Denton Lovelace, 1899-1966

The prompt for week #9 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is CLOSE TO HOME, as in Which ancestor is the closest to where you live? Who has a story that hits “close to home”? What Monica McGoldrick says in … Continue reading

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George Harvey Denton and the I.O.O.F.

Here is the main post for George Harvey Denton (1870-1918), Ancestor #5/52. According to his obituary, George Harvey Denton was a member of the I.O.O.F. in La Junta, Colorado. Alice Denton was a member of its sister organization, the Rebekahs. … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #5 of 52 – George Harvey Denton (1870-1918), “Plowing Through”

I honestly have to say that George Harvey Denton, my maternal great grandfather, has never interested me all that much. He seems like a perfect candidate for the theme of 52 Ancestors, Week #5: “Plowing Through,” since I know that … Continue reading

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