William M. Hough
Dec 19, 1803 Dec 17, 1858
Amy C. Hough
Sep 19, 1805 Aug 18, 1886
In 1853 William came to Madison, where he became the county surveyor and city engineer. He
laid out streets, inspected cisterns, and surveyed the marshes. In 1858 he was assigned
to prepare plans for a 40-acre cemetery, later named Forest Hill.
During the late fall of that year he spent his days and evenings as a juryman for the
circuit court, then half of each night platting the cemetery. Exhausted, he contracted
pneumonia, and before his labors upon this home of the dead were ended, he himself has
been summoned to become one of its first inmates. Amy later sued the city to obtain
the money owed him for his Forest Hill work.
Auntie Alice R Hough
Died Dec 21, 1899