|Fannie Gardner death certificate 1908|
The City Directory for 1899-1900 shows the Gartner family at 445 East 83rd Street. The 1900 US census shows Leopold & Fannie with five children. She was 39 years old. Between the 1901 & 1911 city directories the Gardner family moved a couple times. From 1905 to 1908 they were at 340 East 87th Street. The 1905 New York State Census shows Fannie as a housewife. In 1910 the US census shows Leopold to be a widower living at 56 West 118th Street in Manhattan.
I knew Fannie had died between the 1905 New York State and the 1910 US census takers’ visits. I wrote to the New York City Municipal Archives at 31 Chambers Street. About five weeks later my mailbox contained a certified copy of Fannie Gardner’s death certificate. She died 28 February 1928. She had been a married housewife who had been in the US from Hungary for 32 years. She was buried March 1st in Washington cemetery.
I am off to search for her final resting place. I am wondering if her children who died young are also buried in Washington Cemetery. This may help answer questions about them. I can also try to find her arrival in the United States based on the number of years she had been here at her death. Every discovery leads in new directions.