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Zim (#47821831)
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Bio Photo I enjoy family history and when I discovered Find a Grave I was quite thrilled. Unfortunately none of my relatives were posted.

My mission was to get my relatives posted and while I was at it I posted the people around my relatives. I keep expanding the circle hoping the effort will help someone.

If you see your relative I would be happy to transfer management to you(except for my immediate family). Please don't assume that they are my family if they are linked to spouses or children. If I am sure they are related I link them.

I am not fussy about copyrights to my pictures posted on find a grave. Please feel free to copy and use them as you see fit. Not only is this site for the memory of loved ones, but it is also used to help others find their ancestors. Please feel free to post picture, death certificates, military records or any information you can provide. We are all in this together.
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Robert Brotherhood
Arabic text
I have done some research on your stone's text in Arabic (read from right to left). I live in Europe and asked an Arabic man to translate:

Top line: Born 1894 died 1919
But the Arabic years are 1310 and 1330 (should be 1311 and 1337 if Christian era years are taken.... Numbers checked against those in World Coin Catalogue).
2nd line: Young man age 25
3rd line: Boy was found
4th line: origin unknown
bottom line: his soul rest (unknown word)

Unfortunately no name. Years are confusing. Text not helpful.
As other people asked: where is this stone?
Good luck.
Added by Robert Brotherhood on Feb 21, 2015 1:48 PM
John Wilson
RE: John Mackin
Not a relative. When I see names in print like his, I sometimes look them up in find a grave to see if the information can be added to the memorial. Often these are names that can only be picked up on by reading an old book, i.e. They are unsearchable on the net. As you say, it sometimes clears up mysteries!
Added by John Wilson on Feb 13, 2015 5:26 AM
L Evans
Edward Brindle
Thank you so very much for the transfer, it is so nice to have found him and now have him connected with his family.
thanks too for all your work with FindaGrave.... it is really appreciated.
btw - my son in law thinks your mystery headstone may be in either Hebrew or Arabic of some kind.... you may already know this...but if I run into the man who I think can read this, I will ask him to take a look...
Added by L Evans on Feb 10, 2015 8:02 AM
Hi Janet, again, lol.
Eeek, it didn't come out right. Here's another:

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Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To You And Your Loved Ones!

Added by ღAlberticoღ on Dec 21, 2014 4:39 PM
Sara Tietz Kozel
RE: Andreas
Thanks for transferring the memorial, Janet. By the way, I sent your mystery text to my daughter who studies languages. She wanted to know where this gravestone is located. I'll let you know if we get any clues! Sara
Added by Sara Tietz Kozel on Dec 08, 2014 1:38 AM
Hannah Bentz
Hi Janet! How are you? I accepted all the edits except this one. I can't remember how far down this marker was and I even took some landscape images but I can't tell where the "Duquesne" section begins/ends and where the "Oakland Singles" section begins/ends (according to the map). I took many others and now I might have to go back and figure them out as well. Hopefully, I'll be able to do this next week and then I'll let you know. I did see that photo you attached of the death certificate. I guess they didn't differentiate between Oakland and Oakland singles in those days. Very neat how you find this stuff. Thank you for posting that, too! Cheers! :)
Added by ღAlberticoღ on Sep 05, 2014 10:07 PM
RE: Jean Lombardozzi
Thank you for finding that information. Will the Catholic Cemetery Association give me that information as to the whereabouts of Donna and her mum? Hmmm, I wonder if I can just walk in or something, as in person. I'd love to try and find them.

Shortcuts, :O deplorable is right! That never even crossed my mind. I'm still in a bit of shock here. Even with shortcuts, I thought there were protocols that they were suppose to follow but I guess when there is a time factor, that all goes out the window, lol. What other cemeteries has this happened to?

St. Mary's at Mount Royal, that is the very edge between East Lawn and South Lawn, right? I wonder which St. Mary's and who would know.

I haven't even ventured there yet. There is still so much of Northland section and Oakland section that I'm interested in. Forest Hill, too. I also like to explore that smaller Northland section as well. Mount Royal used to seem like a huge place but once you get to know the layout of the place, it seems small with lotsa hills, lol.

I enjoy talking with you as well. Let us surely KIT.

Cheers! :)

Added by ღAlberticoღ on Aug 10, 2014 6:31 PM
Kathleen Matlock
RE: Buch/cooper
Yes, many cemeteries were abandoned and the graves were left behind. It is a disgrace. Two examples that come to mind are when I-279 came through Pittsburgh and the old Voegtly Cemetery was desecrated, and the cemetery in Clairton (I forget the name) that was bought by the city and turned into a dump. There are many other cemeteries in Allegheny Cemetery in deplorable condition, and the work you do helps to bring attention to cemeteries and interest in preserving them.
Added by Kathleen Matlock on Aug 10, 2014 4:58 PM
Kathleen Matlock
RE: Buch/cooper
Hello, Thank you for your kind offer to transfer the Buch/Cooper memorial. Barbara Buch is my gg grandmother. I haven't found her grave or the rest of her family yet, so I greatly appreciate your work that enabled me to find Esther and Charles. Pittsburgh is not only the city of bridges, I think it is the city of cemeteries. Thanks again for all you do.
Added by Kathleen Matlock on Aug 10, 2014 8:53 AM
RE: Klear
You're welcome! I like doing stuff like that. I'd be interested in seeing some of those Italian markers at St. Mary's to see what those say. :)

Added by ღAlberticoღ on Aug 07, 2014 10:57 PM
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