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Detra Gates is holding my baby son, Ryan. est early 1985. What a joy it was to find this photo! I believe the young man in the photo on the wall to the right was her nephew.
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Mar 2, 1904 - May 1987
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The 1977 Pomona High School Golf team which includes: Back Row: Coach Ed King, Bob Woessner, Jeff Potts, Greg Fagan, John Evanyo, Steve Ramirez, Brian Bracken, Troy Gardner. Middle Row: Kirk Mueldener, Randy Lane, Bill Scherer, Scott Gibson, Bill McKendry, Steve Robinson, Dan Marcantonio. Front Row: David Igata, Dave Schneider, Eric Arnbrecht, John Hagen, Mark Schneider, Bryan Formby
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Jun 8, 1961 - Jul 6, 1997
Winner of the Denver Post Relay Cup during Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne WY. 1907
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Mar 10, 1886 - Dec 10, 1970
Hour long TV special "Meanwhile Back At the Ranch" shot on location in Central City, Colorado and telecast, Friday, August 16th 1974.
This is a photo of Sarah Parilla Close added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 3, 2020.
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Aug 28, 1854 - Nov 18, 1924
Added Sep 3, 2020 by: Jesse Dean Williams
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This is a photo of Stevie Grotberg added by Stevie Grotberg on August 14, 2020.
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Added Aug 14, 2020 by: Stevie Grotberg
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Some writing obscured, writing on back: xxx in front of the xxx hospital. 10/7/22 Denver. I'm getting a little more bald head every day.
Added May 15, 2020 by: Kat Schwartz
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My father at a club in the late 60’s
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Jan 10, 1942 - March 1974
Added Oct 27, 2019 by: Kendall Chappelle
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A photo of Charles Francis Moore, purchased at a Colorado antique mall. Labeled :Charles Francis Moore, age 8 months. June 1895
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1894 - Unknown
Added Apr 25, 2019 by: Diane B
Diane B
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A photo of Lois Faulkner and her brother. From Edler in Baca Co. in the state of Colorado.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Apr 2, 2019 by: Andy Scott
Andy Scott
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A photo of David C. Russsell, from Denver. Found at a scrap store in Portland, Oregon, March 2019.
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Added Mar 23, 2019 by: Patti Hutterli
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A photo of Sergeant James L Lindsey. Served during World War II as an airplane mechanic. He could not serve overseas in battle because of his eyesight but could serve stateside. At end of the war he mustered out of the Army - Air Corp at LaJunta, Colorado.
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May 23, 1922 - Aug 5, 1981
Added Mar 19, 2019 by: J S Allmon
J S Allmon
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A photo of Harold Francis Long
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Dec 28, 1934 - May 1, 2016
Added Feb 17, 2019 by: Wendy Willis
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A photo of the Thomas / Anderson girls, Denver 1929
Added Jul 26, 2018 by: Richard Jackson
Richard Jackson
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A photo of Minnie Ann Alice (Amelang) Skinner
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May 13, 1887 - Mar 20, 1969
Added Jul 1, 2018 by: Wendy Willis
Wendy Willis
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A photo of Robert Joseph Sparlin 1960 Senior picture.
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Sep 29, 1942 - Unknown
Added Jun 20, 2018 by: Wendy Willis
Wendy Willis
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A photo of Maxine Joy (Amelang) Long Senior photos 17 years
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Sep 25, 1942 - Unknown
Added Jun 13, 2018 by: Wendy Willis
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A photo of Verle Wesley Penfold
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Jul 1, 1900 - Jun 2, 1963
Added Mar 22, 2018 by: David Penfold
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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Christina MISNER which was taken at the Nast Studio in Denver, CO. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's or early 1900's when Christina was about 9 years old. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Christina and her family: Christina or Christine MISNER was b. 1893 in Colorado to parents Andrew “Allen” Johannes MISNER (1839-1926) and Elizabeth HERREN or SCHULTZ (1851-1943). Christine was one of 6 children born to this couple including, Theresa; Barbara; Emma; Rosa or Rose M.; Bertha; and Christina or Christine “Tina” MISNER, all born between 1879 and 1893. Christina married Simon H. CLOSE on 23 Jun 1915 in Denver, CO and died in 1988 and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO. Census records provide the following details: 1900 census of Franktown, CO: Andrew MISNER, age 61, born Apr 1839, married 31 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, to USA 1859, a Farmer Elizabeth MISNER, wife, age 48, born Jun 1851, married 31 years, 11 children/8 living, born Switzerland, parents born Switzerland, to USA 1851 Theresa MISNER, dau, age 20, born Jun 1879, born CO Barbara MISNER, dau, age 18, born Feb 1882, born CO Emma MISNER, dau, age 16, born Feb 1884, born CO Rosa MISNER, dau, age 13, born Mar 1887, born CO Bertie MISNER, dau, age 9, born Sept 1890, born CO Christina MISNER, dau, age 7, born May 1893, born CO Michael MISNER, brother, age 67, born Feb 1833, born Germany, parents born Germany, to USA 1860, a Farm Laborer 1910 census of West Castle Rock, CO: Andrew MISNER, age 71, married 41 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, to USA 1859, Own Income Elizabeth H. MISNER, wife, age 59, married 41 years, 11 children/8 living, born Switzerland, parents born Switzerland, to USA 1852 Barbara MISNER, dau, age 28, born CO Rosa MISNER, dau, age 23, born CO, a Dressmaker Bertha MISNER, dau, age 20, born CO, a Private Home Servant Christine MISNER, dau, age 17, born CO Michael MISNER, brother, age 77, born Germany, parents born Germany, to USA 1867 1920 census of Colorado Springs, CO: Simon H. CLOSE, age 28, born IN, parents born IN/PA, a Police Dept Secretary Christena CLOSE, wife, age 26, born CO, parents born Germany/Switzerland Cora E. CLOSE, dau, age 1 year + 6 months, born CO 1930 census of Colorado Springs, CO: Simon H. CLOSE, age 39, married at age 24, born IN, parents born IN, a Police Dept Secretary Christine CLOSE, wife, age 36, married at age 22, born CO, parents born Germany/Switzerland Cora E. CLOSE, dau, age 12, born OK 1940 census of Colorado Springs, CO: Simon H. CLOSE, age 49, born IN, a Police Dept Secretary Christine CLOSE, wife, age 46, born CO Cora CLOSE, dau, age 21, born OK, a Theatre Cashier I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that this beautiful old photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley
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Added Jan 13, 2018 by: Shelley Cardiel
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Anna was only 9 & Kenneth was only 5 when they were sadly shot by their teenage brother on December 19, 1941
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Aug 31, 1932 - Sep 19, 1941
Added Aug 7, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
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Nellie was only 7 when she was sadly murdered with an axe by an unidentified person on Sept 17,1911. John was only 2 when he was sadly murdered with an axe by an unidentified person on Sept. 17,1911.
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1904 - Sep 17, 1911
Added Jul 9, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
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A photo of David W. Mason - Picture is from the Men of Note in Cripple Creek, CO
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Added May 31, 2017 by: Sharon Faires
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I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Stafena STEDAHAR of Crested Butte, CO which was taken about 1907-1908 at the Anderson Studio in Denver, CO. The spelling of both the first and last name are followed by a “?” on the back of the photograph. Stafena appears to be in her teens at the time the photograph was taken. Someone has also written “Mom’s friend” on the back of the photograph. I’m hoping to locate someone from this family, so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley
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Added Apr 30, 2017 by: Shelley Cardiel
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A photo of Walter Powell at Pike's Peak - Train trip with group of people to Pike's Peak - Walter Powell is 5th from right
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Aug 13, 1891 - May 1973
Added Apr 20, 2017 by: Kathy Doto
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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Will Coxey CANDLER which was taken at the F. E. Post Studio in Denver, CO. The photograph was taken in the 1890's with Will noted as 8 months old at the time the photograph was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information on Will and his family: Wilkie Coxey CANDLER was born to parents Rudolph W. CANDLER (b. Feb 1861 in Illinois – d. 1930 in Littleton, CO) and Fannie MAYERS (1870-1954). The couple had 5 children including, Mabel D.; Mary L.; Wilkie Coxey; Eldridge Dewey; and Rudolph CANDLER, all born between 1889 and 1909. Wilkie was said to be 42 years old when he died on 22 Nov 1936 in Littleton, CO and is buried in the Littleton Cemetery in Littleton. Census records provide the following information: 1900 census of South Littleton, CO: Rudolph CANDLER, age 39, born Feb 1861, married 12 years, born IL, parents born Germany, an Artesian Well Driller Fannie CANDLER, wife, age 30, born Apr 1870, married 12 years, 4 children/3 living, born OH, parents born Germany/OH Mabel D. CANDLER, dau, age 11, born Nov 1888, born CO, at School Mary L. CANDLER, dau, age 8, born Apr 1892, born CO, at School Wilkie CANDLER, son, age 6, born May 1894, born CO 1910 census of Arapahoe Co., CO: Rudolph CANDLER, age 49, married 22 years, born IL, parents born Germany, a Well Digger Fannie CANDLER, wife, age 40, married 22 years, 6 children/5 living, born OH, parents born Germany/OH Mary CANDLER, dau, age 15, born CO William CANDLER, son, age 15, born CO Eldridge CANDLER, son, age 4, born CO Rudolph CANDLER, son, age 1, born CO 1920 census of Littleton, CO: Rudolph CANDLER, age 58, born IL, parents born Germany, an Artesian Well Contractor Fannie CANDLER, wife, age 49, born OH, parents born Germany/OH Wilkie CANDLER, son, age 25, born CO, a Purchasing Agent Eldridge CANDLER, son, age 14, born CO Rudolph CANDLER, son, age 11, born CO Clyde S. POTTS, son-in-law, age 29, born MO, parents born MO/KY, a Ford Motor Co. Foreman Mary C. POTTS, dau, age 27, born CO, parents born IL/OH Frances M. POTTS, granddau, age 6, born CO 1930 census of Littleton, CO: Louis BERTOLETT, age 56, married at age 17, born CO, parents born PA/TX, an Elevator Manager Louise G. BERTOLETT, wife, age 57, married at age 18, born Ireland, parents born Ireland Wilkie C. CANDLER, son-in-law, age 35, married at age 28, born CO, parents born IL/OH, a Well Driller Myrtle B. CANDLER, dau, age 30, married at age 22, born CO, parents born CO/Ireland Wilma C. CANDLER, granddau, age 4 years + 5 months, born CO Annie R. ANDERSON, sister-in-law, age 63, born Ireland, parents born Ireland I’m hoping to locate someone from this CANDLER Family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley
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1894 - 1936
Added Apr 7, 2017 by: Shelley Cardiel
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I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Joe WYNN which was taken at the P. D. Storm Studio in Denver, CO. The dates March 1898 and 18 Apr 1898 appear on the back of the photograph along with his name. I don’t know if the dates reference a range of him that Joe was someplace, attending a school maybe, or living in Colorado maybe, maybe he was staying with relatives there for that time, I just don’t know. Joe appears to be in his teens or 20’s at the time the photograph was taken. I’m hoping to locate someone from Joe’s family so that this wonderful old photograph can be returned to the care of his family. If you are a member of this family or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley
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Added Mar 26, 2017 by: Shelley Cardiel
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Alan (on the right) sadly perished from being hit by a truck while playing inside a cardboard box on March 28, 1963 at age 6.
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Feb 28, 1957 - Mar 28, 1963
Added Feb 6, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
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A photo of Haakon Svendsen. Army Photo restored 1943.
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Dec 13, 1911 - Nov 20, 1956
Added Feb 1, 2017 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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A photo of Haakon Svendsen
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Dec 13, 1911 - Nov 20, 1956
Added Jan 31, 2017 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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A photo of Arthur Robert Haight - 25th Birthday photo for his wife, Nancy.
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1887 - Unknown
Added Jan 10, 2017 by: Kelly Sullivan
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A photo of Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis - Clown. The card says it all... note the kid or kids standing in the back ground by the light pole. This photo was so faded I had to cut and splice, work with the contrast, etc. to bring it out enough so it could be viewed, not as wonderful of a job as I wish I had the talent to do, but.. we can see him.
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Feb 16, 1884 - Jun 16, 1962
A photo of Mureal Rudolph and Eloise Haight at Eloise's parents home on Holly Street in Denver, Colorado. Eloise is between 16 - 18 yrs old and I imagine Mureal is about the same age.
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1913 - March 1995
Added Jan 8, 2017 by: Kelly Sullivan
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A photo of Eloise Mary Haight Carr. Eloise is between 16 - 18 yrs old here.
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1913 - March 1995
Added Jan 8, 2017 by: Kelly Sullivan
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A photo of Eloise M. Haight. She was between the ages of 2 - 3 yrs old, daughter of Nancy J. Hargis and Arthur R. Haight. Isn't she a cutie?
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1913 - March 1995
Added Jan 8, 2017 by: Kelly Sullivan
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A photo of Neal and MIldred Haight. Taken in the back yard, at 2201 Holly Street in Denver, Colorado - shortly after they were married. Neal R. Haight and Mildred J. Ratliff --- Neal was the son of Nancy J. Hargis and Arthur R. Haight. Mildred was the daughter of Elsie G. Rogers and Joseph "Joe" Ratliff.
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Added Jan 7, 2017 by: Kelly Sullivan
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A photo of Martha Ann Butler Haight. She was the daughter of Libery Wellington Butler and Permelia Polhemus, born June 28, 1846 and died March 06, 1936. She is buried in Littleton Cemetery, Littleton, Colorado. She was the wife of Robert Delos Haight and Mother of Annie B. Haight, Minnie P. Haight, Grace Elvira Haight (Hockaday), Edith May Haight (Hutsell), George Butler Haight and Arthur Robert Haight. She had the habit of having formal tea everyday at 4pm, at which time she would offer tea and various desserts, to her visitors.
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Jun 28, 1846 - Mar 6, 1936
Added Jan 7, 2017 by: Kelly Sullivan
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A photo of Minnie Mitchell, Pearl Mitchell, Ida Mitchell, Ida Mae Smith, Betty Mitchell and Ruth Mitchell, Colorado 1919. Left to Right: Great Great Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Aunt, Great Great Great Aunt, Great Great Aunt, Great Great Aunt
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jan 7, 2017 by: Shelby Taylor
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A photo of Sarah, Alice and Minnie Smith, 1888, Colorado. This is my great great great Aunts and my great great Grandmother (Minnie).
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Added Jan 7, 2017 by: Shelby Taylor
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A photo of John David Hargis. Front of a postcard --- Sent to his sister Hattie (Harriet) Hargis in Littleton, Colorado. From John in Hargisville, Elbert County, Colorado. John was the son of Zachariah John Beckham Hargis and Mary Ette Mackey. He was born November 4, 1885 (Missouri) and died April 10, 1910 (Colorado) buried in the Littleton Cemetery. I do not think he married, but I am not positive. (the date added is the postal date so the actual date of the photo is when it was taken and how ever long it took to process as a postcard then for John to give it to his brother Paris Hargis who was the postmaster at Hargisville).
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Nov 4, 1885 - April 1910
Added Jan 5, 2017 by: Kelly Sullivan
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