V' Chaya is Sura's, mothers name. "v" stands for "and" so the names are
those of her father AND mother. Often the mother's name is not indicated on
a tombstone in Hebrew, but in this case it was.
Portage, MI USA
Herszfeld, Hirschfeld, Buchsbaum, Lindenbaum-Sielec Bienkow, Gliniany,
Skwarzawa, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI-Brest Litovsk, Wysoka Litovsk-BELARUS
I have a picture of a woman's matzevah with the name Sura bat Yisraeyl
v'chaya (vav-chet-yud-heh). I know that Chaya means life, but what would be
the significance of this word AFTER the father's name on the tombstone?