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Vicky Johnson Crane (#47099092)
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Bio Photo I'm a sociologist at UW-Eau Claire, book lover, travel lover, family lover. . .

Much of my work on Find-A-Grave is coordinated with my daughter, Sandi Knutson Kaduce. We are particularly interested in cemeteries in Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, and Clark counties in Wisconsin.

Genealogy is my passion. Recording information and taking pictures of graves in my area is an important service I can provide to others. I appreciate those who add information and pictures that I do not have geographical access to. The ability to "connect the dots" or fill in the branches, so to speak, of our family trees is deeply meaningful to me. I also love history and appreciate the history I explore as I learn more about the graveyards and communities around me.

I am willing to share pictures and information with anyone, but I expect to be given credit for pictures used by others.

My love for graveyards, and the stories they hold, began with reading Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology" as a teenager. It is a collection of free-form poems, one for each individual buried in Spoon River (a fictional town). It is now entirely available on the internet: http://spoonriveranthology.net/spoon/river/. Enjoy!
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David E. Hall
Mem. #60029518
Melville, Mary Ann Roycraft there is an error on Marys date of death.
Added by David E. Hall on Mar 20, 2014 8:25 PM
Martha Berryman
Shilts and Edson Union
Hi Vicky!
Thanks so much for all of your hard work. I'm still sifting through everything and hopefully I'll have it all updated and cleaned up and figured out by this weekend. I've been busy teaching family history classes this week and that is consuming a lot of my time right now. But I did want to make sure that I took the time to thank you and your daughter. Just so you know, Jackson and Louisa Purdy Shilts are my direct line. That's kind of how it all fits together. Thanks again!
Martha
Added by Martha Berryman on Aug 02, 2013 4:48 PM
JBS Gauger
Edson Union Cemetery
Hi Vicky
Yes I was at Edson Union Cemetery last week. We have a cabin south of there. A close friend of mine is the sexton of Union and is doing some research through the old cemetery records. I gave her the list of requested and will be sending her the entire list without pictures. Hopefully we'll get some answers. This fall we are going to go through the cemetery. Want to join us? Judie Gauger
Added by JBS Gauger on Jul 31, 2013 8:34 AM
Martha Berryman
Shilts
Vicky,
Thank you for your hard work today. It is greatly appreciated!
Martha
Added by Martha Berryman on Jul 30, 2013 9:26 PM
Angela Scott
transfer request
Do you do transfers & if so can I get memorial # 113969776 transferred over please? Thank you.
Added by Angela Scott on Jul 25, 2013 10:56 AM
Dean Knudsen
Ostenson marker
Dear Ms Crane, Thank you very much for taking the photo of Knute Ostenson's grave marker. Your effort is very much appreciated. Sincerely, Dean Knudsen
Added by Dean Knudsen on May 31, 2013 7:07 AM
doreen hanson
mary cole
I remember reading Mary Cole has a gravestone at this cemetery, but her body isn't. destroyed some how Doreen Hanson. If any info on her or descendants would love to hear
Added by doreen hanson on May 14, 2013 9:52 PM
Cheryl Miller
RE: Edwin Severude 102851625
Thank you so much!

I added his cemetery information.

Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Miller on May 11, 2013 12:30 AM
Elizabeth Needham
Alice Croshaw
Vicki, Thank you for the picture of Alice's headstone. She is a cousin and also a Mayflower descendant of Edward Fuller. I want to make sure I could connect her with the rest of her family. God Bless!
Added by Elizabeth Needham on May 06, 2013 10:19 AM
Elizabeth Needham
Alice Croshaw
Vicki, Thank you for the picture of Alice's headstone. She is a cousin and also a Mayflower descendant of Edward Fuller. I want to make sure I could connect her with the rest of her family. God Bless!
Added by Elizabeth Needham on May 06, 2013 10:19 AM
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