Re: How do i find out if they were brothers? #general


What are the fathers' Hebrew names listed on their respective gravestones?

....... tom klein, toronto

me@... wrote:

Dear all,
I am trying to find out if my great-great-grandfather, Max RAPHAEL, had a
brother who also emigrated to England called Abraham David RAPHAEL. Max
came >from Kowal, Poland in about 1905 and settled in Darlington. Family
legend says that his brother David proceeded him. I can find no David
Raphael that fits in terms of years/location but there is an Abraham David
Raphael buried in Stockton cemetery (where Jews >from Darlington were
buried in the first half of the 20th century before Darlington had its own
Jewish cemetery) near Max's grave. A relative of mine says he remembers
'David' but when he knew him, he was already a very old man. The Abraham
David Raphael buried in Stockton was 85 when he died in 1940 so that makes
sense. There is also an Abraham Raphael listed as having a drapers
business in Darlington (where Max lived) at the beginning of the 20th
century so it all seems to fit. However, does anyone have any ideas about
finding a more conclusive link between the two men? I can't trace either
of them through available records in Poland and i don't want to make

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