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Edson B. Waite, Jr. (#46828056)
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Bio Photo I am 72 years old and retired for 11+ 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.

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.
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Debbie Fields
Ethel Britton
Ethel Britton buried at Beechwoods Cemetery Jefferson County Pa passed away Janurary 16,2016 you have her info in find a grave and picture of tombstone ..she died of short illness
Added by Debbie Fields on Jan 27, 2016 4:40 PM
Chris Painter
Mt. Pleasant Cem - Penfield PA
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for posting better photos than what I had for the memorials of my family in this cemetery. It was March when I was there and so dull and colorless. Yours are much better. I've deleted mine where you had better, and thanks again!
Added by Chris Painter on Dec 13, 2015 9:46 AM
Barbara Mogush
Aaron Transfers
Ed, Thank You so very much for transferring the Aaron memorials to me!!

Barb Mogush
Added by Barbara Mogush on Nov 04, 2015 8:37 PM
Carl Catherman
Harry & Myrtle Stauffer
Thank you very much for updating their memorials.
Added by Carl Catherman on Oct 11, 2015 7:31 AM
Tom Schoening
Mary Wilsoncroft Kelly
Thanks for linking Mary to her family

Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Sep 20, 2015 5:02 AM
Tom Schoening
Clara Freeman Parks
Thank You for processing the link to Clara's family - Greatly Appreciated

Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Sep 20, 2015 3:59 AM
Rich Vance
WW II Veteran emblem
Hi Edson,
The WW II emblem photo you have posted to the memorial for Charles William Kelly is probably wrong.

His PA Veterans Burial Card indicates peace-time service with dates of 10/25/1926 through 11/15/1932. Also, the headstone itself does not have WW II engraved on it.

I'm thinking this small cemetery may not have had a generic Veterans or American Legion flag holder available so they just used the closest one they had on hand, or whoever placed the flag holder was just assuming from the DOB & DOD.

Cheers, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Sep 18, 2015 6:10 PM
RE: 21848080
Thank you for the reply. I was just curious because I saw in your family memorials that the Turks were in your family line, so I figured it was worth a try. My husbands great grandmother was Glenna V. Timmis Turk. (memorial #137430768) I am having a hard time finding the Barwell family. Thank you again.
Added by amandasue on Sep 04, 2015 6:57 AM
I was wondering if you are related to this family. Ida Mae and Clarence W. Thomas? My husband is related and I would love more info, because for some reason the dates don't match up. Thank you in advance.
Added by amandasue on Sep 02, 2015 8:14 AM
L. dalesandro
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
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