Marla Raucher Osborn <osborn@...>
Hi, and happy New Year to all,
A persistent mystery that I am hoping one of you resourceful
researchers can help me crack.
My Rohatyn (Galicia) great-grandfather Isak HORN, born Dec.
1882, died in 1944/1945 >from a fall down some stairs at the
family home in NYC. Family lore says he was having an argument
with his wife Rose, who apparently remained at the top of the stairs
after the fall and refused to call an ambulance. Their hysterical
teenage son Jacob (Jack) dragged Isak's lifeless body into a cab to
head to the hospital, which the cabbie was reluctant to do because
Isak was already dead. I don't know what happened thereafter.
Despite years of research on various databases for Isak's NY death
certificate, I have never found it. He is **not** the "Isaac Horn" who
died on 5/28/1945, nor the "Isidore Horn" who died on 1/3/1944
- I ordered and have both those death certificates.
I have also never been able to find where Isak is buried. He does
not appear to be buried with his wife Rose HORN who died in
1980 and is at the New Montefiore Cemetery, nor at Mt. Hebron
where Isak's sister Julia HORN is buried, nor at "old" Montefiore
where two of Isak and Rose's children are buried.
All very frustrating!
My question for the group: because of the circumstances of his
death (the fall), I am wondering if there is some other place I
should/could be looking? Police report? Hospital record? Taxi
The last known address for Isak and Rose HORN >from the 1930
census was 120-09 103rd Ave., Richmond Hill, Queens, NY.
I would welcome any and all ideas and leads!
Thanks and kind regards,
Marla Raucher Osborn
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn
(formerly, Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow and Sokolow Malapolski
(Poland); BLECHER >from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova); BRUNSHTEIN,
SARFAS/CHARFAS, and FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets
Podilskyy (today, Ukraine); and RAUCHER/RAUSHCER and
KESTENBAUM/KOSTENBAUM/KASTENBAUM >from Przemysl (Poland)