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Tombstone Tuesday – Musts Children

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, September 2012. Click to enlarge.

Names: Imants Musts, born May 9, 1935, died February 12, 1936; Edgars Ludvigs Musts, born March 1, 1937, died March 14, 1937.

Inscription: “Ja mīlestība spētu brīnumus darīt, Un asaras mirušos modināt, Tad jūs nesegtu kapu smiltis.” (“If love was able to work miracles, and tears awakened the dead, then you would not be covered by the sands of the grave.”

Location: Torņakalns cemetery, Rīga

The inscription on this gravestone is almost identical to one I posted several months ago – this one was also a child’s grave, so it appears that this must have been a popular phrase for remembering lost children.

1 comment to Tombstone Tuesday – Musts Children

  • lilian

    I would like to find out where exactly is located the old TORNAKALNS CEMETERY where my 4th. grandfather JOHNANN GEORG JACOB PURRITH was buried March 9, 1786, and his sons erected a monument in his honor
    Best wishes

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