I ordered two vital records from the New York City Department of Records and I have received them in the mail. The records were those of my 2x great grandmother, Margaret McGrevey [?] Olswang , and her second son, Arthur Olswang.

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The record states that:

The named of the deceased is Margaret Olswang

She lived at 170-17 Cedarcroft Road in Queens Borough

She was married to Jacob Olswang

She was born on December 10 and died when she was 64 years old (this could mean her birth year was 1875)

She has been Jacob’s housewife for 44 years (implying a marriage year of 1895)

She was born in England and spent her entire residence of 42 years in the United States in New York City

The name of her father was Mac Greavy? and he was born in England

The maiden name of her mother is listed as unknown and she was born in England

This information was given by Jacob Olswang, her housband, living at 170-17 Cedarcroft Road

She died at 170-17 Cedarcroft Road on 23 Oct 1939 at 6pm

Her age at death was 64 years old

The exact cause and contributory causes of death are illegible but that the death resulted from natural causes

She was buried/cremated at Montefiore Cemetery in Queens on 24 Oct 1939

Her funeral was held at Riverside Memorial Chapel, located at 1250 Central Ave

Source: Margaret Olswang Certificate of Death, (Died October 23,1939), Queens County, New York City, Bureau of Records, Department of Health, City of New York, Certificate no. 7217. Copy in Possession of Author.

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The record states that:

The name of the deceased is Arthur Olswang

His social security number is 053-14-0049

He lived at 46-15-193 Street in Queens County, New York City

He has lived in New York all of his life

He was married to Evelyn Burnham

He was born 12 Oct 1898

His age was at death was 43 years , 4 months, 29 days old

He worked in Retail, selling Floor Coverings

He is only a U.S. Citizen

He was not a veteran

His father was Jacob Olswang, born in Russia and his mother was Margarette McGreevy, born in England

This information was given by his sister Rose Harrington,  who lives at 99-30 Bellair Pl in Jamaica, Queens

He died at Jamaica Hospital in Queens Borough, he stayed at the hospital for 3 hours

He died at 1:30 AM on 10 April 1942

He died of coronary thrombosis  (heart attack) and the onset of the heart attack began 9 April 1942

He was buried at Montefiore Cemetery in Queens on 12 April 1942

His funeral was held at Riverside Memorial Chapel, located at 1250 Central Ave in Far Rockaway

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Arthur Olswang’s death was not caused directly or indirectly by accident of any kind, by acute or chronic poisoning, by suicide, by criminal violence, or in any suspicious or unusual manner

Source: Arthur Olswang Certificate of Death, (Died April 10,1942), Queens County, New York City, Bureau of Records, Department of Health, City of New York, Certificate no. 2870. Copy in Possession of Author.

Copyright (c) 2009 by Jake Fletcher

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