Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--Harold Hess Tate

Harold Hess Tate, son of Charles Christian Henry Tate and Ida Mae Hess, was born in Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio on December 12, 1899.

The Tate family moved to Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio around 1915.

Harold remainded single. At age 17 he was a glass cutter for the Tiffin Glass Company and is listed as a painter on his death certificate. He died on December 03, 1939 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio and is buried along with his family in Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.

Harold is my husband's maternal granduncle.

Beautiful lady painted in 1929 on a piece of a brown paper bag
and in the possession of
Helena Smith Hiser, his maternal niece

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. Linda, I'm responding because I wonder if you have the Hess line back. I have a lot in that line. Beautiful painting...on a brown paper bag, just amazing.

  2. On a brown paper bag?? My, that is beautiful! What talent!