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A Founding Member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits

 

Let's talk of graves and worms and epitaphs.
Shakespeare

 

 

An Epitaph A Day - October 26


Keeps Death's Spectre Away

Sacred to the Memory of

RACHEL LAZARUS,
Relict of Marks Lazarus

Died on the 27th of Heshvan, A. M. 5608, corresponding with 6th. November, 1847, aged 85 years, 2 months, 15 days. Fifty-two of her descendants preceded her to the grave, and one hundred and twenty-one survived her!

"Our mother! She taught us how to live and how to die."



Source:

Elzas, Barnett A. The Old Jewish Cemeteries at Charleston, S.C.: A Transcript of the Inscriptions on Their Tombstones. 1762-190. Charleston, S.C.: Daggett Print. Co. 1903.

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