Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Barney Newmark (1886-1956)

I have now posted photographs of the tombstones for 9 out of my 16 great great grandparents.
It's time to move one generation closer to the present, and I will begin with my great grandfather, Barney Newmark, buried at United Hebrew Cemetery in St. Louis:

Born in (or near) Warka, Poland, my great grandfather, a tailor, had a sense of humor when it came to writing his bio for a local Who's Who. He claimed to have been a native of Dublin, and to have studied at Oxford. He did spend 14 years in London, England from 1893 to 1907, but that is likely as close as he got to Ireland. He celebrated his birthday on March 17th, though April 14th is written down on a handful of documents, as well. It's uncertain which is true.

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