I visited Rosehill Cemetery this Summer, and while I didn’t have much time to spend there, I was able to take a number of photos.
This mausoleum for Louis M. Stumer caught my eye because while the architecture is simple, the figure is simply beautiful.
So who was Louis Stumer? Well, thank goodness for Google — because I found a great article about him, written by his great-granddaughter. She found out that he had published three literary magazines, The Red Book, The Blue Book and The Green Book, and also owned or co-owned a store, Emporium World Millinery, in Chicago. Her article is nicely written, and really interesting.
Thanks to Google Books, I found a digitized copy of The Green Book — check out the cover:
I also found references to him in proceedings of the Chicago City council, which granted permission to him, along with his partners, Benjamin Rosenthal and Louis Eckstein to build a store front on State Street in Chicago in February of 1901.
Here are two more close-ups on that beautiful figure at Rosehill: