Yesterday, after 25 years of searching, I found both the date of
death and resting place of my elusive grandfather Myer Malkes, also
known as Meyer Marcus by looking at US Wills and Probate Records on
Ancestry.com. I learned that he died on or about December 31, 1917
and was buried in Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery on January 3, 1918.
His death was announced in The Jewish World, a newspaper in
Cleveland. Is there an archive for old issues of The Jewish World?
It also appeared in the NY Jewish Forward.
Are there records for the JD Deutsch Funeral Home in Cleveland?
The 20 pages of records >from the Probate court of Cleveland contain
wonderful information that answered many questions and led to new
ones. I highly recommend searching this database.
MALKES, MARCUS >from Tiraspol; RAPAPORT >from Velikiye Komyati &
Nyzhni Vorota (Vereczki), Ukraine;
SCHEIN & GREENFIELD >from Bucharest, Rom.