Oak Hill Cemetery 3001 R Street, N.W Lot 944 Washington District of Columbia 20007
Michael Richman, SAAM curatorial assistant, 1967-1969.
Image on file.
(Lower right corner:) C. Rosseau (On front:) In memory of / Sophia C. / Wife of / F. W. Howe / Born Nov. 6, 1846 / Died June 24, / 1872/ A loved companion faithful and brave / In the work which the master gave her to do / Sweet be thy rest in that home bright and fair/Until called by my Saviour to meet thee there / F.W. Howe / March 13, 1839. July 19, 1891 / Howe/ signed
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The memorial is carved in relief in the shape of a church facade with an elaborate spire adorned with Gothic windows, small roofs, and decorative carvings.