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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 9/17/2014 3:24 PM
Family Surname: Soboloff
Country: Ukraine
Town: Poltava
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Jona Yeshua Soboloff was possibly my great-grandfather, Isaac Soboloff's brother. They were born in Poltava, Ukraine and then lived in Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine. His only son was Harry (Hillel) Soboloff, and Isaac also had a Harry Soboloff (Hillel). Hillel was born in 1878 in Russia/Ukraine. No mention of Jona's wife. We don't know anything about him but his name. We're hoping that his father's name and maybe a date is on this headstone.
The years fit that of my family. Harry, Jona's son was born in 1878. Harry in my family was born in 1886 . Isaac was born in 1848 in Poltava. My guess is that Yona was born around 1858.

I'm not sure that the translation posted on Viewmate is correct. It talks about Avraham. The headstone says J. Soboloff, meaning Jona Yeshua Soboloff. Section S, Location S, Line 1, Plot 16. He was the father of Harry Soboloff. Is Avraham mentioned . . . in what context.


Gloria Golden
bgdr529@aol.com
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6/16/2013 5:17 PM Here lies a honest and respected man who trod a straight path. Avraham son of Yona Yeshia. Died 9 Sivan. 58 years of age.
May his soul be bound up in the bond of (everlasting) life.

No year is given.
12/9/2013 10:23 AM The translation given looks absolutely correct to me. I am more sure that the name is Avraham than that the initial before Soboloff is J.
12/20/2013 5:54 AM I agree with the others. This is a gravestone for an Avraham, the son of Yona Yeshaya, who died on the 9th of Sivan, aged 58. No year is given.
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