In the area surrounding Lot No. 126, Section G of Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, dozens and dozens of headstones and grave markers rise from the ground. For an insect, it's a skyline that would match that of any great city. For Paul Harris, however, it has been the source of great consternation.
You see, while the surrounding area is filled with marble tributes and commemorative granite, Lot No. 126, Section G is bare, save the yellowed grass that has covered this area for decades.
Harris, a retired attorney, first visited the site in 1995 and just couldn't shake the idea from his head.
"It preyed on me," he says. "Every time I thought about her being buried over there, it just hurt me. I woke up one night, and it just hit me: No one has visited her grave since 1912. Not a single soul. No one even knows that she's there."
Today, Harris will correct a grave injustice. On Babe Ruth's 113th birthday, it's the slugger's mother who's receiving the gift. Harris and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum are buying a headstone for Katie Ruth, who died in near-anonymity 96 years ago.......