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Subject: Re: [BKLYN] Crazy Death Date Puzzle
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 08:33:31 EDT
How about checking the 1870 census to see if he is listed there? If he
did die in March of 1870, he wouldn't be listed with the wife and family as
the majority of enumerations for Brooklyn were done in June or July.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 07:38:46 EDT
Subject: Re: Crazy Death Date Puzzle
I don't think so because the obit which I copy below names the time to get
together and doesn't say its an "In Memorium" and are asked to attend the
funeral. I just don't know what to make of it but will call the cemetery
this morning and see what they think of it and if they have any other
information....it just seems to be the strangest thing!
The obit: Quinn - In Brooklyn, March 11, 1873, WILLIAM QUINN, the
beloved husband of Agnes Quinn, in the 44th year of his age. The relatives and
the family, also his brother Thomas Quinn, and brother-in-law, Patrick
are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at his late residence 100
Wyckoff St. on Thursday, March 18 at 2 1/2o'clock P.M. He will be interred
in the Cemetery of the Holy Cross, Flatbush, May his soul rest in peace.
Thanks everybody for the answers. I just got off the phone with the
cemetery and they confirm that the year of death was 1873. I imagine that when
his wife died in 1908, they finally got the stone and remembered the year
incorrectly BUT....... somebody from the list e-mailed me before and picked
up something I had missed and that is that the obit refers to the funeral
being on Thursday, March 18, 1873 except that in 1873, March 18th was a
Tuesday!! and in 1870 it was a Friday!
Is that not maddening?? It's a wonder we find any ancestors at all!
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