Post by Graveyardbride on Apr 14, 2015 13:34:35 GMT -5
Albertina Mae Allen Forrest (May 14, 1872 - April 27, 1904) and her husband, Jacob D. Forrest, were both professors at Butler College (now University) in Indianapolis. The two were vacationing in Sea Breeze, Florida, when Albertina died unexpectedly. Her husband was brokenhearted, as evidenced by the magnificent tomb he erected in Crown Hill Cemetery in honor of his wife. The memorial features the bronze figure of a woman, sculpted by Rudolf Schwartz, weeping at Albertina’s tomb. The figure holds a palm leaf, a symbol of victory over death. The memorial is listed by the Smithsonian Institution as "Woman in Repose."
Jacob was 33 when Albertina (above) died and following her death, her mother and sister shared his home. In 1911, his mother-in-law died and he married Cornelia Allen (also a professor at Butler College), Albertina’s sister, because it wasn’t proper for an unmarried man and woman who weren’t related by blood to share the same domicile. The marriage was annulled in 1914 and Forrest later married Cordelia Kautz and they had two children. He died November 7, 1930, and is buried beside Albertina. Cordelia Forrest, his third wife, remarried and is buried in another cemetery.