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Joan Edmonson (#46602147)
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Bio Photo I'm very much hooked on genealogy. Now that I'm retired I am willing to help others and fill photo requests for my area. This site has been a great help to me in finding information and photos and it's time for me to help others.

I'm currently photographing cemeteries in Hubbard and Eastern Becker county, Minnesota.
During the winter months I have been looking up obituaries to add to memorial pages that appear in the old Park Rapids Enterprise. If you are looking for an obituary you can email me but please make the request during the winter months.

I will add to, change, delete, and Correct any Memorial I've added.
I will be happy to Transfer Memorials according to FAG Guidelines but I will consider other transfers on an individual basis. Please State your relationship when asking for a transfer. I will not transfer Bulk name requests.

Please use the EDIT tab and SAC to ask for a transfer or to have me correct or add information and state your relationship to the person when asking for a transfer.

No need to ask permission if you want to use my photos for ancestry and personal use, but I do appreciate credit given to me for taking them.

Please do not take my photos and upload them to another page on Find a Grave. If you need a photo added to a different page just ask and I will add it.

If you want the Photo's for resale, for profit, permission is denied.

I am Researching these surnames: Reeser/Rieser, Dunham,Curphey,Newell,Lantz,Adams,Sullivan,Lamb,Bentley,Chapin, Wangen,Meisenhelder and Ziegler.
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"The goal at Find A Grave should not be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."
~Jim Tipton, creator of Find A Grave.
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Please don't use chalk, flour, chemicals etc. on markers when taking your grave photos. Overtime these things can all cause damage to a marker.

PLEASE,DO NOT use the message board for sending information or transfer requests. That is not what it is for. I WILL NOT MAKE ANY CORRECTIONS, LINKS OR TRANSFERS FROM MESSAGES LEFT ON THE MESSAGE BOARD.
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In the event of my death or my becoming inactive for a long period of time I would like all my memorial pages passed on to my son DR Wangen #47374156.

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Linda F
RE: Reynar Ludlam # 115949422
Hi Joan, You have done a beautiful job on Squire McKinley's memorial. I think his middle name is Simeon, based on the 1850 census.

I am in the middle of a project I need to finish. Once I'm at a stopping point I'll get back to you on this.

Added by Linda F on Feb 28, 2015 4:53 PM
Linda F
RE: Reynar Ludlam # 115949422
Hello Joan. Reynear's stepmother Flora B. (McKinley) Luce Ludlam died at Los Angeles County, CA in 1929. I'm distantly related to Reynear's 1st wife Isabelle Sonner through her mother. Linda
Added by Linda F on Feb 25, 2015 9:32 PM
James Ross Hammond
I am trying to research an uncle. I have found your name, if this is the right one, Joan Kay Szuszitzky was married to him. Are you the same?

Thank you in advance for any help that you can give.
Added by Bonnie on Feb 24, 2015 3:19 PM
Kenneth Eden Jr
Find A Grave Memorial# 125805143 is my father can you transfer to me thank you
Added by Kenneth Eden Jr on Jan 28, 2015 4:37 PM
Tina Mallory
Thanks for allowing others to use your photos for our family trees.I have given you and find a grave credit when using your photos.
Added by Tina Mallory on Jan 26, 2015 10:38 AM
mahala collins
Smith Family
I have been looking for William Pearl Smith born in 1882 mother Mary sisters Fannie and Ellen and brother Oscar.William married Lena Davis born 1895 in Ind.They were married in 1911 at Henry and Martha Davis home at Bryan,Douglas Mo.They had kids William Lester Delbert,Hazel,Clara,and Preston.William was born 1914 in Ks.,Delbert,in Mo,Hazel,in Ark.,Preston in OK.tHE Story goes,William Pearl shot his wife and killed his self in May or June 1931 in Kansas or Oklahoma,as i don't know.I married Martha Davis daughter ,son Dillard Collins of Willow Springs Mo i now live in West Plains Mo.I have been looking for three years and can't find anything about the family.The Smiths lived in Bryan Douglas mo. in 1900 1910.I hope you can help me find there graves as my Sister-in-law is 89 and she wanted to know where they are as she is the last of the Davis family.Thank you very much.I am on face book as i am Mahala Collins.E-mail is
Added by mahala collins on Jan 24, 2015 8:31 PM
Thank You!
Thank you Joan for your quick response in editing my Grand Uncle Alna Loyal's memorial. I truly appreciate it!
Added by S McG on Jan 11, 2015 3:28 PM
Margaret Mayson
RE: Detals of Lucy Maude Maskell Cripps
Hi Joan
Thank you for your reply. Here is the link to a copy of Lucy's birth certificate (, which confirms the date and place of her birth.
Just to clarify, her bieth date is Twelfth April 1870, and the place is Commonside, Kingswinford, Staffordshire.

I am still working on the siblings and children, so will message you another time regarding them.

Added by Margaret Mayson on Jan 02, 2015 9:24 AM
laura borgmann
Anna Dinkel
I am new to this relative quest and your finding Annaf buried in the Boyer plot in Park Rapids interesting! Are you a relative? Anna and Emma where my grandmother Alice Dinkel Helmbrechts aunts.
Added by laura borgmann on Jan 01, 2015 6:33 AM
Margaret Mayson
Detals of Lucy Maude Maskell Cripps
Hello Joan

Thank you so much for the Photographs of Lucy's headstone. You do such a good service. I was so excited when I found this information

I am the granddaughter of Thomas Percival Maskell, Lucy's youngest brother, and have done extensive research into this family.

Please would you make a few corrections to the information accompanying the photos.

In the following corrections you will note that I give Lucy's birthdate as 12 April instead of 11 April. I have a copy of her birth certificate, so I can be exact in that date.

1. Under the heading 'Rites' the second paragraph should read - Lucy Maud Maskell was born April 12, 1870 in Commonside, Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, the daughter of Lucy Law and Charles Bewick Maskell.

2. Under the heading 'children', there should also be Gladys M Cripps (1896 -)

3. Under the heading 'siblings' there should also be:-
Ida Beatrice Maskell Pritchard (1877 - 1954)
Clara May Maskell Kingston (1880 - 1966)
Mary Annie Elizabeth Maskell Harrop (1882-abt 1955)
William Bewick Maskell (1885 - 1968)

Once again, many thanks for all you are doing.

Margaret Mayson
Added by Margaret Mayson on Dec 30, 2014 3:24 PM
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