JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Peculiar burial question, Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Queens #general


David W. Perle
 

Hi, all.
I have been a bit perplexed about something ever since visiting a pair of
great-great-great-grandparents' graves for the first time at Mount Carmel
Cemetery in Queens, NY: The rows in their section are so close to each
other! Meaning, it's no more than about 5 feet in between rows of head
stones. There's no way that all of those people were so short, so I'm a
bit perplexed about how they were all buried. This section happens to be
on a hill (sloping downward as you face the fronts of the stones), so I
wonder if the caskets are perhaps parallel to the slope, which would give
a bit more length? (But that seems especially awkward since it's sloping
downward to the back.) Thoughts?

David Perle
Washington, DC

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