JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Gravestone over a Baby's Grave #general

A. E. Jordan

-----Original Message-----
From: Shelda Sandler

To date, the gravesite for which I am
searching has not been located.
Might the reason for not erecting a
matzevah over a baby or child's grave be
because the parents could not afford
a gravestone? Or could there be some
other reason, religious or

I do not know about religious reasons but it could be affordability issues.
Also a lot of child stones were done of softer, less expensive materials
and stood closer to the ground. The end result the child stones did not
stand the test of time the same way adult stones. I have seen this in the
NYC area a lot of times even at well maintained cemeteries.

So may not be an issue of did a stone exist but instead Did the
stone survive the years.

Allan Jordan

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