Tombstone Tuesday – Alois Tlapa, 1879-1936

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.

So we have an interesting one today – this individual is Czech, but was living in Latvia during the interwar period. The tombstone inscription is in Czech, and I’ve provided my best guess as to the translation by using some online translators and dictionaries, but if you speak Czech and can correct it, please do.

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

Name: Alois Tlapa, born September 29, 1879 in the Czech Republic, died March 23, 1936 in Rīga.

Bottom Inscription: “Za Tvoji lásku nenahraditelnou, nic jiného Ti nemužeme dáti, jak jenom pamět nezapomenutelnou, a krásny sladky spánek přáti” (“For your love is irreplaceable, It is nothing I cannot give, Just an unforgettable memory, I wish a beautiful sweet sleep.”

Location: Meža kapi, Rīga

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