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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 12/26/2012 4:10 PM
Family Surname: Kaplan
Country: Uruguay
Town: Montevideo
Date of Image: 2012
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This is my Great Grandmother's Grave.
She died on a trip to Uruguay to visit her oldest son in 1948. I am looking for a translation of everything on the stone. Hoping to at least find the name of her father!
Many thanks in advance!

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12/26/2012 4:16 PM Here Lies
A pious and (can't quite make out the word) woman
Mrs. Esther, daughter of Mr. Mordechai
12/26/2012 4:21 PM Here lies an important and honored woman
Mrs. Esther daughter of Reb Mordechai Kaplan, on her be peace
Happy with good elderliness, in the 88th year of her life.
(Died) 20th of Av 5708
A Memorial from her children
May her soul be bound in eternal life
12/26/2012 5:22 PM I am a bit confused or is the translation a bit off.
Her married name was Kaplan.
Her maiden name was Wallach or Volyk.
Thanks! And thank you for the quick responses.:)
12/26/2012 5:38 PM I guess it is just lack on punctuation.
Thanks again!
1/2/2013 3:13 PM The final line is an acronym but the 4 lines above that comprise a 4-line rhyming verse expressly composed in Hebrew to honor the deceased, not a conventional formula. At the top of the stone, she is described as an "important and honored woman", implying that she had a high status in her community or family. All of that makes me think that she was quite a special person.
Ellen

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