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Pearl FINKELSTEIN missing death records 1891


Paul Silverstone
 

For some time I have been trying to find the death details of my
great-grandmother Pearl Finkelstein. Perhaps someone has an idea I have
not tried.
She arrived in New York in December 1890 with her son Joseph & his
family, on the s.s. Russia from Hamburg. Her age is given as 59. She
was a widow, her husband Mendel having died about 1880.
This age is unlikely because her son Tevel already in Winnipeg was born
about 1840.
The first child in the family named Pearl was born in 1895, so she had
died by that year.
Joseph's daughter wrote that she had arrived in Winnipeg which would
have been in January 1891. She is not listed in the census of 1891
taken in May.
A search of the Manitoba Archives reveals no death certificate for her.
The Jewish cemetery in Transcona is missing most of its gravestones
and there is no list of who is buried there.

I believe she must have died shortly after arriving in Winnipeg the
winter of 1891.


--
Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC

see: www.paulsilverstone.com


Kenneth Packer
 

Paul,
I do not know the specific answer to your question, but I have many relatives in Winnipeg.  The majority of them who have passed away are buried in Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery, 2605 McPhillips St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Maybe the cemetery has some data on your family.
 
Good luck,
Ken Packer
Washingtonville, NY

Researching: PEKER, PACKER, BECKER, PECKER from anywhere in the Ukraine, especially towns within a 100 mile radius for Kiev (Korostyshev, Zhitomer, Koristan, Brusilov, Khordorkev, Rudni). 





The Becker's Email
 

Ancestry has the Manitoba death index for a female Finkelstein who died 8 April 1895.  Have you checked this record?  If this is not Perl, consider that she may have died in route to Winnipeg.  The ship's manifest says they were going to Chicago which was probably on their westward route to Winnipeg. Possibly she died before arrival in Winnipeg..  
Name:Finkelstein
Gender:Female
Death Date:8 Apr 1895
Death Place:Wpg, Manitoba, CanadaURL:http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php
 
The birth record for baby Pearl gives a  DOB of 1896, not 1895 (Source:  Manitoba birth index on Ancestry)
Name: Pearl Finkelstein
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1896
Birth Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mother: Chancie Lander
Johanna Becker
Newport, RI, USA


Hilary Henkin
 

You might want to check with the Winnipeg Jewish Heritage Centre, at https://www.jhcwc.org/.  The index to their archives is online.  There are several entries for Tevel/Tewel Finkelstein, including photos and a 1929 burial record.  The data itself is not online, you'll need to contact them to get copies, but they can confirm whether each item is relevant to your family.

When I found results for Rincover relatives, the Centre sent me copies of newspaper articles, including Yiddish with English translations, and photos of the matzevot, for a reasonable donation.  They were a pleasure to work with.

Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN;  BELIISKI;  HENKIN - GENKIN;  MESCENIKOV;  POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS;  LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;  PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY;  STEINHART
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On 2/19/2021 4:29 PM, Paul Silverstone wrote:
For some time I have been trying to find the death details of my
great-grandmother Pearl Finkelstein. Perhaps someone has an idea I have
not tried.
She arrived in New York in December 1890 with her son Joseph & his
family, on the s.s. Russia from Hamburg. Her age is given as 59. She
was a widow, her husband Mendel having died about 1880.
This age is unlikely because her son Tevel already in Winnipeg was born
about 1840.
The first child in the family named Pearl was born in 1895, so she had
died by that year.
Joseph's daughter wrote that she had arrived in Winnipeg which would
have been in January 1891. She is not listed in the census of 1891
taken in May.
A search of the Manitoba Archives reveals no death certificate for her.
The Jewish cemetery in Transcona is missing most of its gravestones
and there is no list of who is buried there.

I believe she must have died shortly after arriving in Winnipeg the
winter of 1891.


--
Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC

see: www.paulsilverstone.com


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