18 August 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Fanny Schechter, Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY

Here lies
Feiga daughter of Mordechai
Died 21 Elul 5706
May her soul be bound in everlasting life
DIED SEPT. 17, 1946

Fannie Schechter, lived with her son Max Schechter, his wife Rose, and their son Abraham in Queens New York after immigrating to the United States from Labun, Soviet Union in about 1922. She is recorded with her son's family at 10908 Kimball Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York in the 1925 New York State Census and at 10908 103rd Avenue in Queens in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census records.[1]  

The fact that the house numbers are the same on differently named streets in Queens indicates that either this is an amusing coincidence or that the 1925 census enumeration may have been in error. However, I have not found other records for this family that will allow evaluation of the 1925 census record.

Fanny's death certificate indicates that she was the widow of Shimon and the daughter of Motche and Chashe Mailman.[2] Chashe's maiden name was unknown to her grandson Abraham, who was the informant on her death certificate.

Fanny/Faige was buried on 18 September 1946 in the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plot at Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New York (Block 89, Gate 156W, Line 7L, Grave 2).

1. Queens County, New York, 1925 New York State census enumeration, Richmond Hill, assembly district 5, election district 49, sheet 6, entry 38, Fanny Shechter; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2015); New York State Archives, Albany.
Queens County, New York, 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, Richmond Hill, enumeration district 41-519, sheet 12A, dwelling 187, family 243, Fannie Schechter; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 June 2015); NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1068.
Queens County, New York, 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, Ozone Park, enumeration district 41-16971, sheet 1B, household 252, Fannie Scheter; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 April 2015); NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2751.
2. Kings County, New York, death certificate no. 18142 (1946), Faige Schechter, 17 September 1946; Municipal Archives, New York City.

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