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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)
Times 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.

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 the other cemeteries, the photos are available on one CD. The cost would be $2.00 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.

You may use any photos I have posted as you need, especially for family records.
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Doug Johnson
Patricia Hibbard
Thank you for the transfer. Hopefully Spring like weather will arrive soon!
Added by Doug Johnson on Mar 27, 2015 8:28 AM
Dale Szczech
RE: Sierzega
thank you
Added by Dale Szczech on Mar 17, 2015 8:38 PM
Amy G
Thank you again!
I appreciate that you are so kind to allow me the honor of taking care of Martha Smith's memorial. I promise to upkeep it and share all that I know with anyone looking for her. Thank you with all of my heart.
Added by Amy G on Feb 10, 2015 2:47 PM
Pattie Carter - Davis
Photograph of Headstone
Thank you so much for photographing the headstones of so many cemeteries. The photography is amazing.
The memorial and headstone of Elizabeth Kline buried in Medway Cemetery, she died 1863. I would have never found her final resting place and been able to connect her with her family who moved on into Mississippi, then into Missouri. After I finish connecting them together, they will be together forever. Amazing work
Added by Pattie Carter - Davis on Feb 07, 2015 12:12 AM
Marilyn Washburn Boyles
Bell Family in McClure Cemetery
Thank you so much for photographing the headstones of my ancestors who are buried in the McClure Cemetery. All the work you have done in so many cemeteries is so appreciated and I wanted you to know that it does not go unnoticed. Also a big thank you for allowing family members to use your photos. I feel the same, that I do this because it is what I love to do and realize how important the work is to preserve these monuments as well as the memories.
God Bless You!
Added by Marilyn Washburn Boyles on Jan 17, 2015 8:03 AM
David Richards, Historian 84th PA
William G Addleman grave
Many thanks for tracking down WGA's grave. However, the one I am looking for was a Civil War veteran. Served with the 42nd PA "Bucktails." I am inclined to believe his grave is unmarked. Any further advice you have would be most welcome! Thanks again >>> Dave Richards, Gettysburg, PA (WGA and his brother John - also a "Bucktail" is apparently buried in same cemetery. Both died around 1872, or thereabouts. Again, my sincere thanks
Added by David Richards, Historian... on Dec 25, 2014 7:09 PM
Tom Schoening
Merry Christmas
Edson - Thanks for all Your Help and Support this past year

Merry Christmas - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Dec 23, 2014 6:58 PM
Clarence J DILLION
Thank you so much for the transfer, he died so young saving a Dillion cousin(Dewey)of mine. I will take good care. My wife is from Marienville, PA, north of Clarion. Figured from your bio you would know where that is. We met in 1971 in the navy in San Diego.
Added by Clarence J DILLION on Dec 08, 2014 2:04 PM
Amber N
Lester Braden/Brandenburg
Hello Ed. I was going to delete mine and then I read his wife's obit. Their name is listed through- out the obit as Brandenburg. Do you think his military stone could have a typo?

Edna's #20515524
Added by Amber N on Nov 18, 2014 11:52 AM
Thanks so much for the transfer. I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Oct 22, 2014 11:52 AM
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