JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Headstone question #general

Beverley Davis

Aubrey Jacobus wrote:

I have a photo of an Australian headstone which clearly reads
Sabattai ben Menachem :Vav Vais Vav Lamed Hay

His father was Mark and his mother was Bella
Can it be that the stone carried his father's and his mother's name ?
Sabattai was his maternal grandfather .
>from my more than 25 years of researching Australasian Jewish
gravestones, I can say that (sight unseen) this inscription is
definitely " ..... ben Menachem v'Bailah" (i.e. "and Bailah", his
mother's name), not all that unusual.

Beverley Davis in Melbourne, Australia