9 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2021 1:10 PM by Joseph Colford

    Seeking death certificate of Margaret Dunn

    Joseph Colford Newbie

      Margaret Dunn was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in New York on December 1, 1910.  However, I cannot find her death certificate in the NYC Archives.  If she did not die in New York, how might I find her death certificate?  She was born in County Armagh, Ireland, in 1860.

        • Re: Seeking death certificate of Margaret Dunn
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Mr. Colford,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you contact the NYC Department of Records and Information Services to request a search for her death certificate.  You may wish to note any name variants or broaden your search for the surrounding years.  We also suggest that you contact Calvary Cemetery to inquire about any records pertaining to Margaret Dunn. 


          In addition, the FamilySearch Research wiki for How to Find United States Death Records may also be helpful. 


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


          • Re: Seeking death certificate of Margaret Dunn
            Amanda Pritchard Adventurer

            Dear Mr. Colford,


            Thank you for posting for your request on History Hub!


            As a follow-up to the above response, I found the below record on FamilySearch. While the burial date is for Oct. 1910 instead of Dec. 1910, this Margaret Dunn was also born in 1860 in Ireland and was also buried in Calvary Cemetery in New York City.


            Name: Margaret Dunn

            Event Type: Death

            Event Date: 3 Oct 1910

            Event Place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

            Event Place (Original): Manhattan, New York, New York, United States

            Address: no home

            Residence Place: New York City

            Sex: Female

            Age: 50

            Marital Status: Married

            Race: White

            Occupation: none

            Birth Year (Estimated): 1860

            Birthplace: Ireland

            Burial Date: 5 Oct 1910

            Cemetery: Calvary

            Father's Name: Charles Daly

            Father's Birthplace: Ireland

            Mother's Name: Bridget Sharp

            Mother's Birthplace: Ireland

            Note: 33 yrs. in United States; Home for the Aged, Little Sisters of the Poor, 213 E. 70th St.; 33 yrs. in N.Y.C.

            Certificate Number: cn 30031


            GS Film Number: 1323258

            Digital Folder Number: 004002053

            Image Number: 02129

            Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B05818-6

            Record Number: 57


            Citing this Record
            "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:271L-TQ1 : 3 June 2020), Margaret Dunn, 3 Oct 1910; citing Death, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,323,258.


            If you would like to order a copy of the death record, please visit https://www1.nyc.gov/doittshoppingcart/deathCertificate.htm.


            We hope this helps!



              • Re: Seeking death certificate of Margaret Dunn
                Joseph Colford Newbie

                Thank you, Amanda.  I held out great hopes a few years ago that this Margaret Dunn was mine, but I found this death cert in the NYC Archives, and she is not my Margaret.  My Margaret's maiden name was Harvey; she married Michael Dunn here in 1882.  Michael died from typhus in 1887, leaving Margaret the single parent of three children, ages 5, 3, and 8 months (my grandmother).  Knowing the day she was buried but not knowing how or where she died has been very frustrating!  Thank you again for reaching out.

              • Re: Seeking death certificate of Margaret Dunn
                Timothy McGoldrick Adventurer

                Found information on Margaret Harvey Dunn on Findagrave Death Dec 1, 1910 see link;

                https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154351331/margaret-dunn  both her husband and son are buried in the same grave. I was able to do a search in Queens Death Certificate numbers from Nov-30, 1910 to Dec-3, 1910  the DC #s are 3612-3635  results no match.

                Also on Findagrave their son John F, Dunn wife  Gertrude McWilliams Dunn is entered in the same grave see link:


                When a person is buried the cemetery would require a death certificate as Cara Jensen stated in her post you should contact Calvary Cemetery they may have that information for Margaret Dunn.



                  • Re: Seeking death certificate of Margaret Dunn
                    Joseph Colford Newbie

                    Thanks, Tim.  I have contacted Calvary, but it does not have any death cert, unfortunately.  All it has is the listing of the folks buried there.  Margaret purchased the plot the day her husband died of typhus in 1887 after just five years of marriage; three children were left behind for Margaret to care for.  I have been on the hunt for her death cert and the info it contains for many years.  I appreciate your help.

                      • Re: Seeking death certificate of Margaret Dunn
                        Timothy McGoldrick Adventurer

                        I found some information on FindmyPast about their marriage they were married on Feb-19,1882 at St. Anthony of Padua, Address 154 Thompson St. the witness were   John Harvey and Honora Dunn so it appears that Margaret has relatives living in the U.S. at the time of her marriage. She probably went to live with them after her husband's death. I am thinking that she lived with them until her death in 1910. This may have been in Upstate New York or another state, a death certificate would have been issued in that state and was transported with her body to Queens  so NYC I think would not issue another Death Certificate since one was already issued in another state. I was able to locate Margaret's birth and her siblings on RootsIreland database.


                        Her parents were: James Harvey and Margaret Hagan  Married on May-7, 1844  Parish/District: Loughcall, County: Co. Armagh  Denomination: Roman Catholic

                        The following children were born to the above parents in the Parish/District: Clonfeacle County: Co. Armagh

                        Edward Harvey       Date of Baptism            Apr-27, 1845

                        Mary Ann Harvey                                         Oct-28, 1847

                        James Harvey                                              Sep-28,1850

                        Peter Harvey                                                Feb-24,1853 

                        Elizabeth Harvey                                          Jul-29, 1855

                        Margaret Harvey                                          Apr-25, 1860

                        Thomas Harvey                                           Apr-5,   1863

                        Patrick Harvey                                             Aug-17 1865

                        Sara Jane Harvey                                       Feb-25, 1868 


                        As for Michael Dunn I could not locate anyone by that name born in Co. Armagh in 1850-1852 but there were others with the same name born in other County's.