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Looking for the whereabouts of Gussie HOCH #galicia


NTalbot
 

Looking for the whereabouts of Gussie (WARSHAFSKY, WHARSHOWSKI) nee HOCH from Dynow, Galicia (Aug. 22, 1891-Apr. 8, 1957). Gussie (Gietl) emigrated from Dynow, arriving in NYC July 7, 1903 with her mother and five siblings. I have NY census records of the family living on the lower east side for 1905, 1925 and 1930. Under the 1925 census she is listed as Gussie WARSHAFSKY. Her marriage license shows marriage to Louis WARSHOWSKY on May 11, 1912. I wasn't able to locate censuses for 1915 or 1940 under her maiden or married name. On the 1930 census she is shown as naturalized,, but I did not find a naturalization record for her. I have a copy of her death certificate for April 8, 1957 from St. Lawrence State Hospital in Ogdensburg, NY. Cause of death was bronchi-pneumonia due to arterial sclerotic heart disease. In column listed as 'length of stay in town/city' is 2 days. It is a mystery to me that Gussie was nearly 300 miles from NYC, where I guessed she still lived up until her death. She is shown as 'separated' in the marriage/divorce/widowed column, with husband 'unknown.' If anyone can help me find out what happened to Gussie between 1930 and her death I would be grateful.

NTalbot
Brooklyn, NY

NEGER, SPINRAD (Dynow, Poland)
TOLPEN (Suchostaw, Poland/Sukhostav, Ukraine)
DISTENFELD, ADLER, WILDER (Kamionka Strumilowa, Poland/Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine)


Sherri Bobish
 


NTalbot,

St. Lawrence State Hospital was a psychiatric facility.
https://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/St._Lawrence_State_Hospital
If Gussie was there than I would assume it was for psychiatric reasons, and her passing away from bronchi-pneumonia was not the initial reason for her hospitalization.

Also, since Gussie married in 1912, if Louis was a citizen, or became a citizen by 1922, than Gussie would automatically acquire U.S. citizenship under her husband's papers.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Oct 26  


NTalbot
 

Hi Sherri,
Thanks so much for your information. It makes sense what you write about Gussie being at St. Lawrence for psychiatric reasons. The only thing that confuses me about this is that on the death certificate--please see attached, where I've circled in red-- in the box that indicates 'Length of stay in town, city or village' it looks like the number 2 is written over '5 days' on the bottom of the box. What do you think is the meaning of that?

NTalbot
Brooklyn, NY

NEGER, SPINRAD (Dynow, Poland)
TOLPEN (Suchostaw, Poland/Sukhostav, Ukraine)
DISTENFELD, ADLER, WILDER (Kamionka Strumilowa, Poland/Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine)


Sherri Bobish
 


NTalbot,

The certificate states that the doctor attended Gussie from March 19th to April 8th, which is 21 days.

The length of stay in hospital is 10 years, ? months, and 5 days.  This is written as 3 lines.  A bit hard to see because of the large number 2 over it.

I think the large number 2 over that part of the document could have gotten there by mistake.

I also noted that in the section for informant's name it states the info came from the records of the hospital, which may infer that no relative was found to be informed of her passing.

The certificate also states that Gussie is buried at the State Hospital cemetery.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish