Friday, March 6, 2009

January 20, 1917

State of New York
Department of Health of the City of New York
Bureau of Records
Certificate of Death
Registered No 2650
1. Place of Death
Borough of: Manhattan
Name of Institution: French Hospital
2. Full Name: Michael Mulcahy
3. Sex: Male
4. Color or Race: white
5. Married
6. Date of Birth: [blank]
7. Age: 54yrs
8. Occupation
a. Trade, profession, or particular kind of work: Watchman
b. General nature of industry, business, or establishment: United Fruit Co.
9. Birthplace: Ireland
a. How long in US: 35 years
b. How long resident in City of New York: 35 y
10. Name of Father: James Mulcahy
11. Birthplace of Father: Ireland
12. Maiden Name of Mother: Margaret Ryan
13. Birthplace of Mother: Ireland
14. Former or Usual Residence: 85 Luquer St Bklyn
15. Date of Death: January 20 1917
16. I hereby certify that the foregoing particulars (Nos. 1 to 15 inclusive) are correct as near as the same can be ascertained, and I further certify that deceased was admitted to this institution on January 12 1917, that I last saw him alive on the 20 day of January 1917, and that he died on the 20 day of January 1917, about 2:30 o’clock AM; the diagnosis during his last illness was:
Cerebral hemorrhage (probably artta)
[illegible] (no cause)

duration 8 dys. Contributory causes were Ordnance of lungs, duration [blank]
Witness my hand this 20 day of Jan 1917
Signature WE Anderson
House physician
18. Place of Burial: Holy Cross Cem
Date of Burial: Jan 23rd 1917
19. Undertaker: M Clavir
Address 529 Court St.

This is Michael Mulcahy's death certificate, from 1917. If the formatting I used in Word shows up in this post, the bold is what is filled in on the death certificate, while the regular type is what was part of the form. According to this, Michael immigrated around 1882 (he's said to have been in the US for 35 years). I'm not sure why he was at the French Hospital in Manhattan instead of somewhere in Brooklyn, but I'm assuming that either better care was offered there or that he was in Manhattan when he had the cerebral hemorrhage and was taken to the nearest hospital. He was working as a Watchman at a Fruit Company, which presumably is what he began doing after he lost the bar because of changing the beer.

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