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Catalog Number 2005.051.00056
Object Name Booklet
Title Abiding Memories
Scope & Content A funeral book titled "Abiding Memories." The book was for the funeral of Thomas G. Edmison, who was born at Winthrop, IA on January 29, 1871 and who died in Sioux Falls on April 9, 1955 at the age of 84. The booklet is spiral bound with hard covers in white and gold. The pages are white printed in gray. The first few pages have quotes from the bible, with one page showing a color image of Jesus with an angel. The booklet includes information about the deceased and his family, the time and location of the funeral, the place of interment, a list of people who attended the funeral, a list of people who sent floral arrangements, numerous poems, and so on.

Edmison's parents were Percival and Margaret Edmison. He moved with his parents to Sioux Falls in 1880, where he lived until his death. He attended public schools in Sioux Falls, graduating from Washington High School in 1888. He attended college at Beloit, WI and Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. On September 11, 1900, Edmison married Florence Herschelman. Edmison worked as a farm loan and insurance agent in Sioux Falls for the firm Northrup & Edmison. He was also a member of the Congregational Church and the Elks Club. He and his wife had three children, two girls and a boy.
Date 1955
Dates of Creation 1955
Language of Material English
Imagefile 068\200505100056.JPG
Search Terms Booklet
Miller Funeral Home
Mount Pleasant Cemetery