08 September 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Louis and Gertrude Chorny, Montefiore Cemetery, NY

During the last couple of weeks we've been documenting gravestones of the Charny family of Labun: parents Abraham and Chasi; and son Nathan and his wife Yetta. I'm not quite sure why this occurs - or why it sticks, but the Charny family, like a few others with which I am familiar, adopted different spellings of their surname when they established themselves in the United States. Louis Chorny was another of Abraham and Chasi's children. Yet he consistently chose to spell his surname Chorny and codified that upon naturalization in 1942.[1]
Here lies
Leib son of Avraham haCohen
1906 - 1971

Louis immigrated as Leib Czarny in August 1921 and headed to his father in Chicago.[2] By 1924, Louis was in New York City working as a glazier.[3]

Louis married native New Yorker Gertrude Rubin on 27 March 1927.[4] 

Here lies
Garona daighter of Nachman Yitzchak
Born April 14, 1905
Died March 23, 1974 

Louis and Gertrude had Lucille about 1928 and Harold in about 1936.[5] 

Louis and Gertrude are buried in one of the First Lubiner Progressive Benevolent Association plots in Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, New York. Louis is interred in block 5, gate 567W, line 3R, grave 8. Gertrude is in line 4L, grave 8.

1. "U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 16 December 2010); U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York, index card 5239885, Louis Chorny, 28 July 1942: NARA Microfilm serial M1164, roll 43. 
2. "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2010), manifest, S.S. Kroonland, Antwerp to New York, arriving 9 August 1921, p. 23, Leib Czarny; citing NARA microfilm publication T715, roll 3005.
3. Polk's New York City Directory, 1924-25, entry for Louis Chorny, p. 573; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2015). 
4. Kings County, New York, marriage certificate 4204 (27 March 1927), Louis Chorny and Gertrude Rubin; New York City Municipal Archives.
5. 1940 U.S. Census, Kings County, New York, population schedule, Brooklyn, enumeration district 24-2404, sheet 6B, household 146, Louis and Gertrude Chorny family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 August 2015); NARA micfofilm publication T627, roll 2609.

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