My Uncle Henry's parents were removed from their resting spot and placed in another area of Washington Park Cemetery. To this day, I am unsure where in the park that Sarah Hodge, my Uncle's grandmother was buried. Visiting St. Louis this past July and coming across Sarah's Certificate of Death made me think of her. So I pray that she is resting peacefully and that one day I will have an opportunity to visit the park and find where she is laid to rest. The old Cemetery is overtaken with plant life and has not been up-kept. There are some efforts to care for Washington Park Cemetery, but so far it has been a losing battle.
Sarah Hodge was born on November 23, 1882 in Tupelo, Mississippi and died in St. Louis, Missouri on July 11, 1954. She was married to Sam Hodge. Sarah's parents were Moses Simon and Martha Hunter. Sarah and her husband lived at 2901 Washington Avenue for many years, and this was the place my uncle Henry Hodge was raised so many years ago.