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Old 07-14-2014, 10:40 PM
davidm davidm is offline
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Originally Posted by runningdude View Post
I think it means a still born child was also buried in the plot, in addition to Ms. Lukanen eventual occupancy. There is a tradition is Judiasm to circumcise a Jewish male post-mortem if he hadn't already. The child may have been Jewish, and the stone specifies this for the record.

("Ritually mutilated" seems to be common phrase in Europe but not in the United States - http://community.beliefnet.com/go/th...ally_mutilated - I haven't really heard of the term before today)
This explanation would seem to make sense, except for that other headstone referencing this one. That adds a whole new level of weirdness to it.