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Tombstone Tuesday – Jēkabs Dravnieks, 1869-1926

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. I do not have any further information on the people mentioned.

Photo taken by me, April 2012. Click to enlarge.

Top Inscription: “Ģimenes kaps” (Family Grave)

Name: Jēkabs (Jānis’ son) Dravnieks, born October 21, 1869, died September 29, 1926.

Bottom Inscription: “Dusi saldi!” (Literally: “Rest sweetly”, colloquially: “Rest in peace”)

Location: Meža kapi (“Forest Cemetery”), Rīga

Tombstone is written in partially in old orthography, my transcription is all in modern orthography.

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