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Edson B. Waite, Jr. (#46828056)
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Bio Photo I am 70 years old and retired for 9+ 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): Sandy Valley, Reynoldsville, PA. About 1800 photos taken so it will be some time before they are ready to upload!

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 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.

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.
Ed
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Edna Crawford King
Turner Stone
Thanks for making the trip and getting the stone capture.. I just today found where his death certificate from the Warren State Mental Hospital shows that he died of cerebral hemorrhage after being there for just over a year. I have been dancing around all of the little clues that I have 'picked up' over the last year or so and it is finally showing that what I had been suspicious of proved correct.. Now if I can find out WHY he was at the Hospital to begin with;-) He could have had a prior stroke, or even a head injury, who knows at this point. I'm still tracking down the old newspapers from that time period and it is rough going. Thanks again Blair; I envy you- your trips to the area. Edna Crawford King
Added by Edna Crawford King on Jul 29, 2014 10:26 AM
Karen Carr
Anna Glenn/St Catherine's Cemetery
I just read your bio and seen that St Catherine's photos are all uploaded. I will search for the Glenn's. Thanks again!
Added by Karen Carr on Jul 26, 2014 8:07 AM
Karen Carr
Anna Glenn/St Catherine's Cemetery
Sorry it has taken some time for me to respond. I truly appreciate that you looked for her headstone. Of the 3500+ photos you took, was there any Glenn's? Anna was known as Leah. Her family: William, Clarence, Lucille, Clarence Jr and Elizabeth or Betty. Thanks again for all that you do!
Added by Karen Carr on Jul 26, 2014 8:05 AM
D M Rossie
Kassouf Memorials at St. Catherine
There is no photo for the memorial page for Mrs. Joseph Kassouf (Regina Hamamey Kassouf, 1859-1938). I assume that you were working from records and did not actually see a marker. You photographed her husband's marker, Joseph J. Kassouf, 1857-1904. I guess she must have been buried near there and has no marker

Many thanks for all your hard work in photographing and documenting so many cemeteries.

Donna Rossie
Added by D M Rossie on Jul 03, 2014 4:30 PM
Cathi Moore
Corrine Giska
Unfortunately, she was divorced & her parents are deceased. Her son does not live close & I don't think he has the funds to buy a headstone. I am glad that there was a marker & the memorial on Find a Grave is a reminder that she is remembered. That's for looking!
Added by Cathi Moore on Jul 02, 2014 4:32 PM
Cathi Moore
Corrine Giska
Thanks so much for posting the headstone photo for my friend. It means a lot to me. God Bless!
Added by Cathi Moore on Jul 02, 2014 3:19 PM
Mona Anderson
Kenneth Schuckers
Thanks for the transfer, Ed.
Added by Mona Anderson on Jul 01, 2014 5:50 AM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
And another...
Hello again Edson,
Thank you, once again, for your generosity in transferring another family member:
Harriet D. Leonard Freeman # 21653185
to my care. I have successfully connected her and as I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on May 23, 2014 2:57 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Another big thank you!
Hello again Edson,
Thank you, once again, for your generosity in transferring another family member:
Orene Leonard Freeman # 21653146
to my care. I have successfully connected her and as I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on May 23, 2014 2:20 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer X 2
Hello again Edson,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Lydia May (Wood) Leonard # 21653161
and her son;
Samuel Merlyn Leonard # 21653160
to my care. I have successfully connected them and as I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorials.
With sincerest appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on May 21, 2014 2:35 PM
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