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. He is my husband's maternal granduncle.

     The Tate family moved to Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio around 1915. At age 17 he was a glass cutter for the Tiffin Glass Company.  Harold remained single and made his home with his mother.

     Harold died, at age thirty-nine, on December 03, 1939 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.  He was a patient at the Toledo State Hospital.  He is buried along with his family in Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. Harold is listed as a painter on his death certificate.  He was an interior and exterior house painter.  He also dabbled in the creative arts and a remaining piece of his artwork is below.

Beautiful lady painted in 1929 on a piece of a brown paper bag

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  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!