Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Albert Allen & Elizabeth Wolfe

Albert Allen Wolfe and his wife Elizabeth would have been my great-great uncle and aunt on my mother's side. They are both buried in the Monongahela Cemetery in the city of the same name in Pennsylvania.

Albert Allen Wolfe was born on March 18, 1886, in Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania, the 7th of 8 children (and third and last son) of Joseph William Wolfe and Margaret Melzina “Maggie” Carroll Wolfe. He appears in the 1900 census living in Monongahela with his parents, older brother Abraham, younger sister Irma, and older sister Margaret, along with the latter’s husband Edward Yohe and their son Lloyd L.

In the 1910 census, he is a bricklayer, still in Monongahela, Ward 3, living on Fourth Street with his wife Elizabeth and their newborn son Joseph. In the 1920 census, they are still in the same place; Joseph is now nine and younger brother Albert is six. The family is still in the same location on the 1930 census; Joseph is now also a bricklayer.

Albert’s 1942 World War II draft registration card shows he is still married to Elizabeth, his residence as 4th and Black Street, and that he is working for Hiram Swanks Sons in Large, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Albert outlived all but possibly one of his siblings, passing away in 1958.

Little is known so far of his wife Elizabeth. Based on census data, she and her parents were born in Pennsylvania. Her maiden name may have been Miller, and/or her middle initial M. According to her tombstone, she was born in 1886 and died in 1961.

The photo above is courtesy of Harry Adams at the Find A Grave website.

© Amanda Pape - 2010

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