Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Rebecca Levitt

Rebecca (Neminroff) Levitt was the first wife of David Levitt, a son of Max Levitt and his first wife. (David was a half brother to Rose (Levitt) Goldstein, my husband's grandmother.) Rebecca is the only person I have in my genealogy database who died during the 1918 influenza epidemic. She left her husband and three young daughters.

She is buried in Har Jehuda Cemetery, Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Photo courtesy FindAGrave.com volunteer Sheila Peascheck

Beloved Wife
And Mother
Rebecca Levitt
Died Oct. 7, 1918
Aged 35 Years
Photo courtesy FindAGrave.com volunteer Sheila Peascheck

The Hebrew is roughly translated as:
Here lies
My dear/beloved wife
Mrs. Rivka daughter of
Yerachmiel died
On the first of the month of Cheshvan
5679. May her soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.

Translation help is from the Tracing the Tribe Facebook page and JewishGen's How to Read a Hebrew Tombstone.

Her FindAGrave memorial can be found here.

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