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Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 1/11/2012 4:02 PM
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Country: Canada
Town: Moncton, NB
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Translation of the two children's tombstones.

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1/11/2012 8:04 PM the first one reads
the child yitzchok meyer the son of yacov arya ????
died on 14 adar-1 5698
the second one reads
the girl chava chaya the daughter of
1/11/2012 11:18 PM Upper part the only thing I can read is Meir son of Yaakov
Lower is the young Chava Chaya daughter of ...
1/12/2012 9:48 PM The lower stone is that of an unmarried woman: "Khava Kaya daughter of" -- the rest is broken off.
"Betula" was not used to describe a child.

What I can read /guess on the first stone is the following:

The boy Yitskhak Meir
Son of Yaakov Ely[ahu?] [ Arye ?] XXXXX

Died on 14 Adar A 5698

I'm pretty sure of "Yitskhak Meir son of Yaakov"; could be very wrong about the rest of the father's name.
1/13/2012 9:33 AM On top - Here lies the boy Yitzchak Meir son of R' Yakov Eliya [or Eliyahu] ? [may he lives?] died 18 First Adar 5698. May his soul be bound in the bond of everlasting life.
Bottom - Here lies the virgin Chaya Chaya daughter of...
1/13/2012 6:46 PM Lower stone is for a young woman, unmarried, Chava Chaya.

Upper stone is for a boy. His name is too difficult to make out. Father's name is Yakov.
Hebrew date is given: 14 Adar I 5698, matching the civil date.
1/13/2012 9:17 PM Hello Alan,

The top part of the bottom stone appears to state: Here lies the virgin Chava Chaya Bas/(daughter of)....(the rest of the stone is missing).

However, one of the letters might be missing a part, so the name could possibly be Chana instead of Chava.

Either: Chava Chaya or Chana Chaya.

Hope that this gives you a start...Jo
1/13/2012 10:04 PM Hello Alan,

The top portion of the bottom stone reads as follows: Here lies the virgin Chava Chaya Bas/(daughter of)....(remainder of stone is missing).

Or....Since part of a letter is missing in one of the names, the other possibility would be Chana Chaya Bas/(daughter of).....

This is all that I can provide for you...Jo
1/15/2012 6:40 AM The lower one is for Hava-Haya - it is cut off before stating her age or parents.

The upper one is very hard to read and requires a lot of guessing. It is for a boy that might be named Jacob
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