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Joan Edmonson (#46602147)
 member for 11 years, 7 months, 20 days
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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, Goble, Adams, Sullivan, Lamb, Bentley, Boyer, 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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Messages left for Joan Edmonson (494)[Leave Message]
Carolyn Clark Corey
RE: photo Thanks
You are very welcome. Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Clark Corey on Aug 22, 2015 7:31 PM
Colleen Turnbow English
Charles Bentley FAG #34486981

There is a lot of great information on this Memorial and I am hoping that you can provide me with the source from which it came. I need to find a source/proof document or published book that provides proof that William Bentley and Orange Tozer Bentley are his parents. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to a fellow Find A Grave Volunteer. And thanks too for the part you play in assisting in our research of our family history. Colleen
Added by Colleen Turnbow English on Aug 14, 2015 1:46 PM
Edwin Sarvie
Hello Joan. My name is Edwin C. Sarvie, I currently live in Alexandia, MN. I lived by first 19 years at Ponsford. My mother, father and brother are buried in Linnell Cementery.I would like to meet with you someday to learn more about "Find A Grave". I signed up today to the web site. My E-mail address is Phone # 320-763-9821. I have seen a lot of material that you have produced. ED
Added by Edwin Sarvie on Jul 27, 2015 5:59 PM
Roxie Davis
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 88965354
Thanks Joan! And I have emailed the cemetery where her husband is buried (with her name on the stone) to try to confirm that her ashes are also there. I will let you know when I hear back.
Added by Roxie Davis on Jul 24, 2015 8:16 AM
Roxie Davis
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 88965354
Thanks Joan!

It looks like there are two memorials for her, one under her married name and one with both maiden and married names.

Find A Grave Memorial# 88965354, married & maiden
and links to her parents.

Find A Grave Memorial# 118926205, her husband's

Find A Grave Memorial# 118926209, married name, linked to husband.

I'll email Jim and see what he might know.

Thanks again,
Added by Roxie Davis on Jul 21, 2015 4:45 PM
Roxie Davis
Find A Grave Memorial# 88965354
I'm curious about the note left on this memorial (of a distant cousin) and wondered if you knew anything additional about it. Her husband's stone lists her passing so it looks like at some point the information regarding her death reached relatives (and perhaps her ashes too?). Thanks! Roxie
Added by Roxie Davis on Jul 21, 2015 10:59 AM
Cliff Turnbull
RE: Mary Turnbull grave in Park Rapids, MN
Hi Joan - thanks - is there a way that we can communicate offline, and I'd make arrangements to meet with you when I'm in the area. Thanks
Added by Cliff Turnbull on Jul 15, 2015 9:11 PM
Cliff Turnbull
Mary Turnbull grave in Park Rapids, MN
Hi Joan - thanks for all you've done. I may be related to Mary's husband Peter, as (I believe) my Turnbulls came in through Canada; some went south, some stayed north, and may have strayed into Northern Minnesota. Do you have any other information on her and her family?

I'm working with Keith Butler and the Hubbard County Courthouse, and will be in the area in early August.

Thanks again for posting Mary's grave
Added by Cliff Turnbull on Jul 14, 2015 2:19 PM
c sato
Memorial #43350459 Herbert W. Culter
You have a nice photo of this person on Find A Grave. I am wondering about the source and copyright and if I can get permission to use it in an article I am writing for a non-profit genealogical newsletter about this family.
Added by c sato on Jul 04, 2015 6:32 AM
Cindy Casper
RE: Levi Craven #57350411
Hi Joan! Would you be a relative of my Uncle Scott Edmonson's? I am a great granddaughter of Levi's, John and Vickie Craven's youngest daughter. My dad, John, is Cathy's (Scott's wife) older brother. I assume you also live in Lewiston? I sure miss my cousins there and all my Aunts and Uncles and of course Grandma Elsie! She and I have the same birthday. I live in Virginia now, my husband is just retiring from active duty.
Regarding Great-Grandpa, I apologize, I had gone back into my edits and deleted this edit, but it must not have deleted in time before you saw it, for some reason? His parents' Quaker records clearly show a "Levi Eliza" and there is a WWI Civilian draft registration card that says "Levi Elzie" but all else I have says "Levi Elza" and that's how my dad remembers him also. So, I agree, Levi Elza!
Incidentally, I put in photo requests on Find A Grave for Grandpa Robert (Robert John Craven), who died the year before I was born (he died in '78), and Grand Uncle Vaden, who I have very little info on his family. They are both buried in Woodland Friends Church Cemetery also. Vaden is actually in the same plot as Levi and Alta, according to the map. It would be fabulous if sometime you have time to mosey down and get those? I would greatly appreciate it! I have never seen my grandpa's grave (Robert).
Thanks, it's so great to talk to you!
Cindy Casper
Added by Cindy Casper on Jun 29, 2015 6:31 PM
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