Louis Walford

Louis’s resting place

The grave of my great-great-father, Willesden green Jewish Cemetery,  sacred to the memory of Samuel Moses; the inscription on this side is in English, on the reverse it is in Hebrew. “His good deeds  praise him, his wife and children lament him.” My great-great-grandmother, sacred to the memory of Rosetta Blanche; her grave is inscribed […]

More

Touching Louis’s hand…

My great-grandfather Louis Walford died at a tragically early age, just before his fiftieth birthday in 1895. He left a grieving widow, Lois, and young  children… or maybe they never married… After his death Lois was supported  by the charity of Louis’s very wealthy Jewish family; however, because she was a Gentile their support did not extend beyond the […]

More