Re: Headstone Translation #translation
Dear mother and beloved grandmother / Leah Block of the House of Zeltzer / Died 17 Kislev 5760.
Mr. Tzvi, son of Hertz / Died 9 Tammuz 5723.
1. Gives Hebrew dates (remember that Hebrew day begins at sundown).
2. Gives Leah's probable birth surname, and Harry's father's Hebrew/Yiddish given name (look for confirmatory info in other records)
3. The English inscriptions indicate that they were survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and for Leah, the Hebrew indicates grandchildren). Such information can give clues to chase down as to descendants [Example: Husband is listed as a grandfather, but wife, who died later, is listed as a grandmother and great-grandmother; indicative of a birth in the interim.]
Best of luck with your searches.
Petach Tikva, ISRAEL
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