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Edson B. Waite, Jr. (#46828056)
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Bio Photo I am 71 years old and retired for 10+ years. I started working on photographing the grave markers of my family members, mostly in the Beechwoods Cemetery, Beechwoods, Pennsylvania. I live in Dayton Ohio, but have a camp just south of DuBois, PA. My niece Carol Laughlin and I have managed to photograph every grave marker in this cemetery as of the spring of 2007.

Since then, I have moved on to do several other smaller cemeteries located closer to my cabin. They would be Wood, Greenville & Chestnut Grove Cemeteries. I have now completed all three of these as of October 2007. I have also finished another (June 2008) named St Bonaventure located near Irishtown, Clearfield Co., PA.

On a recent trip to Alaska, I took photos of the first cemetery that I saw, it was in Seward, Alaska. I now have those listed on Findagrave. I was not able to take all of them, but managed 32. Also in the winter of 2012, I photographed all of the markers in a cemetery in Rayville, Louisiana while there on a hunting trip.

October 2013 update: I have just finished taking photos at St Catherines Cemetery in DuBois, PA & the Medway Cemetery in Ohio, Between those two, I have taken nearly 7000 photos. I have acquired the records for St Catherines in DuBois and for the past month I have been adding memorials. There were 318 when I started, and the records indicate over 3100 burials. Medway contains over 4,000 burials.It will be a while before I get all the memorials uploaded, then I will start editing the photos. I should have them done by spring of 2014.

I have finished Dille Cemetery, Ohio: Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Penfield, PA (Added cemetery and 116 memorials): Soldier Hill & Holy Trinity, Sykesville, PA: Conway Cemetery(9 new memorials) and Bundy in Sabula, PA; (Added 49 new names and markers in Bundy)

Time marches on, I just finished uploading about 4000 photos to the Medway, OH Cemetery. (Jan. 2014) and I am now editing another 3800 for St Catherines in DuBois, PA. I gained access to the cemetery records and was able to add apx. 3300 new memorials. Photos will follow in due course. Happy to report that St Catherines photos are all uploaded.

Also of note, while in PA recently, I photographed about 600 markers at Taylor Cemetery in Falls Creek, and another 1000+ at St Josephs in DuBois. took the time to photograph St. Michaels in DuBois also another 1100 or so.

Took a good long look at the Enon, Ohio cemetery this afternoon, must be at least 4000 markers in there, really a big place. On my to do list for the future.

In August 2014 I took about 400 photos at McClure Cemetery outside Curwensville, PA. Uploading photos and new memorials right now.

I have also photographed the Lumber City Cemetery, but someone else beat me to upload photos. I may still add mine as needed for clarity. During the same trip, I photographed all the markers in Friends Cemetery near Grampian, PA. I will eventually get those uploaded also.

If you are interested in a CD of the photos I have taken at any of my chosen cemeteries, they are available at minimal cost. I have the originals from Beechwoods on 8 discs, and the cropped and sized images on 2 discs. For information on the other cemeteries, please contact me directly. The cost would be $1.00 per CD plus postage. Obviously not trying to make a profit from this, but will pass on any costs. Feel free to contact me via this website.

On a recent trip to England, I came across a small cemetery in the city of Oxford. I was able to take several photos from outside the locked fence. From those photos, I added two new memorials to St. Mary Magdalene Churchyard cemetery and updated four others.

You may use any photos I have posted as you need, especially for family records.
Ed
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L. dalesandro
Transfers
Thank you so much for the quick response. Im now excited to start adding bio and pictures to the sites. Thank again.
Added by L. dalesandro on Jul 25, 2015 3:39 PM
M. C. Best - Willie
Could you please put a transcription of what it says top of the gravemarker on his memorial?
Could you please put a transcription of what it says at the top of the gravemarker on his and his wife memorials? I am visually impaired and cannot tell what it says. I think on the top of his wife's gravemarker it states her birth year and death year?
Added by M. C. Best - Willie on Jul 23, 2015 6:32 AM
M. C. Best - Willie
Find A Grave Memorial# 36620101 Daniel F. Boedeker
Find A Grave Memorial# 36620101 Daniel F. Boedeker
Could you please put a transcription of what it says at the top of the gravemarker on his and his wife memorials. I am visually impaired and cannot tell what it says. I think on the top of is wife's gravemarker it states her birth year and death year?
Added by M. C. Best - Willie on Jul 23, 2015 6:26 AM
Ed Stahlnecker
Thank you.
Thank you Ed for the transfer of Dorothy Beach. Keep up the good work you and Carol are doing. It is much appreciated.
Added by Ed Stahlnecker on Jul 22, 2015 1:23 PM
Tom Schoening
Hazel Olmstead Anderson
Edson - Thanks for linking Hazel to her family

Regards - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Jul 04, 2015 4:25 AM
Tom Schoening
George A Anderson
Edson - Thanks for linking George to his family

Regards - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Jul 04, 2015 4:22 AM
Tom Schoening
Samuel D Daub
Edson - Thanks for linking Samuel to his family.

Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Jun 21, 2015 10:28 AM
gale hinderliter-smith
Good Work, Thank You
Hi,
I forgot to Thank You for your work in helping post these headstones too, good job....
Gale Hinderliter-Smith
Added by gale hinderliter-smith on Jun 21, 2015 6:11 AM
gale hinderliter-smith
Death before Birth
Hi,

I noticed and error you might want to take a look at on the information you posted on David M. Hinderliter #130575860. You have his death date before his birth date, the picture is not clear....Thank You
Gale Hinderliter-Smith
Added by gale hinderliter-smith on Jun 21, 2015 6:06 AM
cataholic4ever
Duplicate Memorial
Hi,

This memorial Memorial# 111698171 for John Alexander is a duplicate.

This is the original Find A Grave Memorial# 10543433
I did contact the person who added the photo to please remove that photo since it does go to the John Alexander with the dates of 1823-1894.

But, the one you made is still a duplicate. If you would like to add the suffix of Jr. just send the original memorial creator an sac on that memorial.

Thanks and Have a great Memorial Day!
Added by cataholic4ever on May 24, 2015 2:21 PM
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