The tombstone says:
Leo's parents, Harry Edelstein and Rose Cohen were married by "minister" B. Berenstein on January 15, 1901 at the Congregation Anshe Knesses Israel Synagogue.
|Rabbi B. Berenstein|
1911 was a joyous year for the Edelstein family. Their daughter Vivian was born May 20, 1911. But their joy turned to sorrow in 1912 when Vivian died March 10, 1912 of pneumonia.
This reminds me of the book Angela's Ashes where Frank McCourt tells us that in the old days they told mothers in Ireland not to get too close to their children until they turned 5 years old - the chances were that the child would not make it to that age and they wanted to help mothers deal with their grief.
Unfortunately it is here that Leo died on January 13, 1919 from "pneumonia".