24 June 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Marvin Myers

It's never easy reporting a child's death. Marvin Myers was the son of Joseph and Rose Myers and died at the age of 7 months.

photo by Emily Garber, 7 September 2008
Here lies beloved
Mordechai Eliezer
Died 27 Av 5677
BORN JAN. 10, 1917
DIED AUG. 15,1917

Marvin also left behind his older sister Lillian. Nearly a year after Marvin's death, the family had another son, Eugene.

I have been unable to locate Marvin's death record (presumably) in New York City, so I have no clue regarding how or why he passed away.

His grave is at the back of the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot at Block 89, Gate 159N, Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New York. The cemetery does not list his grave in their online index.


  1. His middle name was Eliezer. The aleph and lamed are sometimes (not too often) combined in this way.

  2. Of course! Thank you, Lara. And this also helps understand his middle initial (L), since, so often, Eliezer becomes Leizer and then, in English some name that starts with an L sound.


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