Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Howard "Alto" Gauslin

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Howard Alto Gauslin is remembered just as "Alto" by his family. My great-uncle, he was born to Peter Herbert Gauslin and Lydia Jane "Jennie" (Moore) Gauslin on April 3, 1923 in Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wisconsin. I don't know very much about Alto because he died of diphtheria when he was only eight years old on September 3, 1931, also in Rhinelander.

Alto was buried at Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander. His grave was unmarked for many years before a wooden cross was placed there by his cousin Robert Anthony "Bob" Moore. Bob also marked Alto's mother Jennie's grave at the same time. After some time, Bob replaced the crosses with different wooden markers, as seen above.

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Alto with his mother Jennie and sister June Eunice (Gauslin) Daft. Jennie is on the left, Alto in the middle, and June on the right.

Alto's Find A Grave memorial is #76645012.

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