Monday, February 11, 2013

Continuation of the Robert Macken and Sarah Ewen mystery

Well, I have found a few more things out about Robert and Sarah. I went to Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn the other day. The people in the office are fantastic and really went out of their way to help me out. I located the grave for Robert and Sarah only to find out that Robert is not mentioned on the tombstone (see below):

PHOTO- Original in possession of author.

I received a copy of Sarah's death certificate as well and YAY! Found out her parents. Sarah died 22 August 1914 aged 57 years. Her parents were Robert Ewen and Mary Hunter, both born in Ireland. I went to Griffith's Valuation and found only two so I am going to dig further into them and see if either could be her father.

Another update is I located the death records for two of their children, Michael and Sarah Ann. Michael died in Brooklyn 22 January 1883 aged 3 years 3 months and Sarah died in Brooklyn, 12 May 1884 aged 6 years 6 months. Both buried in Holy Cross so I may have to go back one of these days.

I know I have slacked on picking the next family but I am waiting for two records before I start typing everything up.

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