My family history in Los Angeles, California
When I started thinking about my genealogy, the first thing I did was to find out where my great-grandparents were buried in Los Angeles. It's actually my great-grandmother Isabelle (Steele) and her third husband, George Howe, and they are in Forest Lawn in Hollywood. Yeah, where the movie stars are. But they were just ordinary people who had retired to North Hollywood in 1945. Forest Lawn, by the way, is on the opposite side of the hill that says *Hollywood*. The markers are mostly small and flat to the ground, so that the view of the cemetery from The San Fernando Valley is just green grass. Pretty valuable real estate that no one can touch!
I like to imagine Los Angeles in the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. It must have been quite a place!
Posted by Brad Hall