Friday, June 29, 2012

An unusual burial at Deane Road Jewish Cemetery

Saul Marks, our resident genealogist and chair of our committee, was going through the children's burial records for the cemetery the other day in an attempt to pin down some grave references, when he came across a very unusual entry:

9 Jul 1865: Abraham Glassman's leg from Workhouse hospital

All I can think is that the poor man was injured or the leg was infected and amputated. At any rate, somewhere buried in our cemetery is a severed leg!

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