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Edson B. Waite, Jr. (#46828056)
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Bio Photo I am 73 years old and retired for 12+ 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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Rick Gleason
Mark W Lyons (1877-1965)

Mark W. Lyons (Memorial #21847953) is my 2nd great uncle and I wonder if you’d consider transferring management of his memorial to my care? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for creating the memorial.

My Contributor number is: 47064561


Rick Gleason
Added by Rick Gleason on Aug 22, 2017 1:56 PM
Fred Tracy #124319663
Fred Tracy is actually buried in Detroit with his 2nd wife Mary Jane Tracy. Memorial # 159631053. Maybe you can make a note to this on the memorial you have created.
Added by ernie on Jun 30, 2017 2:14 PM
Donna Fike Beck
Thank you for all your contributions to Find a Grave and fulfilling the edits I sent. Have a wonderful day!
Added by Donna Fike Beck on Jun 30, 2017 2:39 AM
RE: Town Name
I believe it was misspelled in the obit...should be Cramer in Indiana county.
Added by wndwlker on Apr 13, 2017 5:52 AM
Thank you for your work at St Michaels in DuBois.
Added by Caitlin on Jan 14, 2017 6:59 PM
RE: Duplicate Memorials

Have ran in that problem as well. For one couple, who made all kinds of errors as well as dups, someone took it over. How that happened, I don't know.

I agree you should leave yours up.

Added by Jim on Dec 13, 2016 6:04 PM
RE: Duplicate Memorials

I probably got the memorials mixed up.

Created by: David Groves
Record added: Feb 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13480795

Created by: Edson B. Waite, Jr.
Record added: Oct 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22167451

Added by Jim on Dec 13, 2016 11:11 AM
Edna Crawford King
Aunt Eliza Osburn
Hello there, I haven't caught up to you in a long time. That doesn't mean that I don't think of you every time I go 'play in the Beech Woods';-).
Three of the sibs went to the area for the deer hunting season the week after Thanksgiving (youngest brother got his buck the first day); my sister decided to camp at the Best Western(they have warm water for showers!) in Du Bois instead of the 'box mansion' that is heated with kerosene on the Crawford farm.
She played tourist, went to see the white deer herd etc; and went to the historical society to see about digging up tree roots. Ms Lyons even stayed late for her!!
She found that our great grandfather Sam Crawford Jr, had had a first wife--Elizabeth Osburn and a son named Edward before he married Miss Rishell....You have added a nice little note under her bio section where it said she filled out the Family Bible etc. Do you have that bible or have access to that info? Ever hear why the marriage failed??
Your aunt married my great grandfather(her first cousin) then that would have us related through that side of the Osborne/Osburn family..and explain why I have found a certain Waite family member listed as a boarder with another certain Crawford family in one of the census records??!! Thanks for any help, Edna King
Added by Edna Crawford King on Dec 13, 2016 7:33 AM
Tom Schoening
RE: Duplicate obit
Edson, Duplicate obit deleted and Thank You for pointing it out.

Regards, Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Sep 27, 2016 2:28 AM
Shelley Miller
Memorial# 21952595
Thank you for photographing Nellie Adeline Strope Protzman's grave. So glad to see the young mother had a headstone. Very thankful you took that trip to Alaska!
Added by Shelley Miller on Sep 16, 2016 8:55 AM
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