Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 21 September 2004 page 2 (of 2)
I am Alan Solomon, son of Sam and Lily Solomon. I live in Adelaide, South Australia and have a wife Helen and three boys, Reuben (15) William (11) and Henry (8)
I am extremely happy to keep in touch via the virtual Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation and look forward to receiving the newsletters.
I am saddened to hear via newsletter (July Edition) of the desecration of my father's headstone. It is Lot 283 in the new cemetery. I would be most grateful if you could advise me on how I can take steps to have his headstone repaired. Alan Solomon Adelaide, South Australia
[Ed note: The company to contact regarding the headstone is:
Lords Monumental Works St Barnabas Road Middlesbrough , Cleveland TS5 6BA Tel: 01642 817303
Unfortunately, they don't have a website, or even email so far as I know, so you'll have to phone or write.]
Cemetery vandalism shows the importance of photographing the matzevot and publishing the burial register of each cemetery. It would be useful it you could mention that the cemetery data has been donated also to JOWBR, a searchable database used by researchers throughout the world. This is the way to preserve our history. Photographs should be included in the submission to JOWB whenever they are available.
I found the newsletter very interesting; thanks for sending me the URL. Joyce Field Texas, USA
JOWBR is the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register. This can be accessed from their website
In perusing your website for the first time, I came across your "Missing People" list. As my family came from nearby Leeds, I was curious as to whether you might have any JOSEPH or GREENBERG names. Sure enough you have a listing of "A. JOSEPH." Can you connect me with the person who provided that name to determine if that person may be a relative? Jonny Joseph Los Angeles, CA, USA
I wonder if anyone can help me with any information on the Stockton Hebrew Congregation around 1865 - 1900.
I have found the grave on the Stockton Cemetery section of your website of Rebecca Gilbert, buried in Stockton on Tees in 1898, and believe that she may be a relation to my Great Grandfather Barnett Gilbert, of Manchester UK. I have no other information at all, except an address in Darlington where both Rebecca and her husband Samuel may have lived. It is very possible that Samuel Gilbert may be the brother of Barnett Gilbert, but I have no more information, and all searchable databases come up with nothing. The only link I have is by word of mouth from an aged cousin.
Does anyone know where records of this time period are kept and if they are still even in existence? There is a possibility that the family may have moved to Leeds or Sheffield, as their son, Israel was a tailor in Leeds early in the 1900's.
I should be grateful for any information. Stephen Gilbert Manchester, UK
Amazing site! Kol Hakavod!!
A couple of corrections:
Doris Saville died at 24 (it is on the stone).
Myra Saville's name shows Stanley Cohen (died at 3 mths), Myra was 4.
On both the Englanders you see only the stone of Julius. Ruth Posner Jerusalem, Israel