JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding a NYC Death Certificate of a Suicide #general


Barbara Musikar
 

My great aunt died around 1921 in NYC on Houston St. in Manhattan. She
allegedly committed suicide. Her granddaughter does not know where she is
buried and was surprised when I told her that her grandmother was not buried
next to her grandfather at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island,
NY.

from the discussion group archives, I learned that suicides were buried in a
separate section of the cemetery. When I spoke to the clerk at Baron de
Hirsch, she told me that my great aunt was not buried at that cemetery. Not
only can I not find her grave site, but I cannot find her death certificate
as well. I have tried looking for the death certificate on the NYC Death
indices for the appropriate time period as well as those Death indices
posted on www.italiangen.org. I have been unable to locate her under her
married name, CORN, original married name, KLEMPNER, and her maiden name,
ROISMAN. I also looked in all five boroughs as well as outside of NYC in the
NY State death indices.

Someone suggested that I check the coroner's reports or newspapers for that
time period. Does any one have any ideas where I can find the death
certificate? Is it possible that the certificate was unindexed or does not
exist?

I am also looking for my great grandmother's death certificate which I
cannot find as well, but thankfully she is buried in the same cemetery plot
near my great grandfather in Union Fields Cemetery in Cypress Hills. She
died of natural causes. I have visited several times in my youth and twice
recently. In the cemetery register she is registered incorrectly as Sarah
KLEINBERG when her name in fact was Sarah KLEMPNER. On her tombstone she is
Sarah KLAMPNER. I looked her up under all three last names and I have yet to
find her death certificate as well. She is also not listed on the NYS Death
indices, NYC Death indices and on www.italiangen.org death indices. She died
on May 30, 1917 so I also have a date to go by, but alas have not found her
certificate. Any suggestions for locating her death certificate as well?

TIA for your help in these matters.

Barbara Musikar
President JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Surfside, FL
bmusikar@atlanticbb.net

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