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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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Paxton Stewart
Evelyn A. Zimmerman Stewart: #22706027
Hello. Evelyn is my great-grandmother, and I would like very much if you'd transfer her to me. I added her husband Miller a few months ago would just like to manage both of them if you don't mind. My plan is to sponsor the memorials and add some more pictures.
Added by Paxton Stewart on Apr 12, 2016 10:24 AM
MaryAnn Dierolf
Effie I LaBorde
Thank you so much for the edit adding Effies father William A Morrison. We just found her mother and have requested that edit also :) Thanks again very much
Added by MaryAnn Dierolf on Apr 08, 2016 5:14 PM
Donna Kenyon
RE: Annie Reed MacDonald
Name: Anna Elizabeth Mac Donald
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 72
Birth Date: 27 Oct 1868
Birth Place: Warsaw Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 22 Apr 1941
Death Place: Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: John L Reed
Mother: Sarah Ann Schneider
Spouse: Donald Mac Donald
Certificate Number: 36348

Her mother's last name was Snyder

Jessie was Donald's sister
Name: Jessie Mac Donald
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 72
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1860
Birth Place: Scotland
Death Date: 21 Feb 1933
Death Place: Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: John Mac Donald
Mother: Catherine Mac Leod
Certificate Number: 15780

I have a copy of her death certificate and married license from online if you would like to see them.

I am still working on this family, at least Donald and Anna's family and I believe Donald death date is
Name: Donald McDonald
Birth Date: abt 1865
Death Date: 18 Oct 1953
Death Place: Selma, Dallas, Alabama
Death Age: 88
Gender: Male
Father Name: John McDonald
Mother Name: Caatherina Macleod
FHL Film Number: 1908883

I think his one daughter lived in Alabama but I haven't gotten to her yet.

By the way, looks like we are 4th cousin from the McMinn line.

Donna Williams Kenyon-my grandmother was a MCMINN.

Donna Williams Kenyon

Added by Donna Kenyon on Apr 03, 2016 12:32 PM
Diane Wolfgang Ross
Earl Bishop
I would like to request that you transfer the memorial for Earl Bishop #22884056 to me. He is my grandmother's brother and I would like to maintain his memorial. Thank You
Added by Diane Wolfgang Ross on Mar 21, 2016 7:21 PM
Debbie Fields
RE: Ethel Britton
Your so welcome .i am really enjoyong this sight.I have a gg grandfather Jacob H Fields born 1829 and buried in Brockport Pa and was mariied to Mary Ann Nolf but can not find his parents for the last 9 years you know how i could possible find them ..he was said to have been born in Redbanks Columbia County Pa and had a Brother Abraham ee only know of thank you
Added by Debbie Fields on Feb 14, 2016 11:53 AM
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
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