Dear Mr. Colford,
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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.
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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
Marital Status: Married
Birth Year (Estimated): 1860
Burial Date: 5 Oct 1910
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you, Tim . . .
Yes, the Harvey family and Michael and John Dunn all settled in Greenwich Village. I am fairly sure that the Dunns were from county Clare, but I cannot prove that. Do you know of any other central database which would have death certificates for all 50 states? Or would death certs for New York City be held in another location other than the municipal archives? Thanks for your help.
I did a search on RootsIreland for the name Dunn (plus variants) in Co. Clare 1847-1857 only 4 results
Catherine Dunn - 1854
Elizabeth Dunne - 1849
John Dunne ------- 1847
Peter Dunne ------ 1847
Death records would have to be searched by each state separately for records on Ancestry go to
and search all records for each state. On FamilySearch go to
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list/ and perform the same procedure.
Thanks, Tim . . . will check out the individual states for a death cert for Margaret. I appreciate your help.