Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Louis Henry Wolfe 1872-1929

Louis Henry Wolfe is my great-grandfather, my mother's maternal grandfather. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Houston, Texas. My mother, Geraldine Guokas Pape, remembers visiting his grave with her mother, Sara Wolfe Guokas Archibald.

Around 1998 or early 1999, Mom went back to the cemetery with her first cousin and fellow genealogist, Edith Carole Ely Dillow. Below is a picture of how they found the gravestone that day. It had sunk quite a bit.

Members of Edith Carole's family later returned to the cemetery, dug up the stone to raise it, cleaned it off, and poured a new concrete base for it. The photo at the top of this post was taken in early 1999 while the base was still wet. You can see quite a bit more of the gravestone since they raised it up.

Louis Henry Wolfe was a brick mason, and is buried in a plot with a number of other brick masons. You can see the bricks outlining the plot in the photo above and just below the newspaper and tool in the photo below. More on Louis Henry Wolfe in a later post.

© Amanda Pape - 2009

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