Hugh Gable's Grave

Hugh Gable's grave

Not much is known about Hugh. Hugh's great-nephew, William Schlicher, tells of remembering his grandfather, Willoughby, receiving a telegram in Corning that Hugh had died. Willoughby and John got together and decided to make sure Hugh could "come home."

William remembers, "One morning Grandpop hitched up the horses to the cart and we took it to get loaded with stone. Then Grandpop [Willoughby], my father and I went to Chestnut Hill and dug and laid the foundation for the grave stone. Then another morning, Grandpop took the wagon down to the train and got [the remains]. He never talked much about it, but I do remember Grandpop and John wanted him here."

The stone reads, "Hugh F. Gable/died/Oct. 26, 1934/Aged 66 yrs. 9 mo./& 12 days"

(Paraphrased from an interview with William Schlicher in August 2004.)

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