Sunday, June 21, 2009

Michael Roche's Obituary, May 23, 1925

ROCHE—On Friday, May 22,
1925, at 321 President St., MICHAEL
F., beloved son of the late Michael
and Bridget Roche and brother 'of
Mrs. Johanna Madigan. Funeral
Monday. 9 a.m. Solemn requiem
mass at-St. Agnes R. C. Church. Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery. Auto

At the cool Fulton History website, which has hundreds of years of searchable NYS newspapers, I found the Brooklyn Daily Eagle's announcement of the death of Michael Roche, Johanna Roche Madigan's younger brother. If he died in 1925, he was about 63. From the way his survivors are listed, it appears he never married or had children. It does appear that Johanna lived past 1925, but their other siblings (John and Mary) didn't even though they should have been younger. I don't know what auto cortege means.

I wonder what the F is for. It's in his father's name, too. I bet I could find out by ordering his death certificate, but lately I'm trying to avoid spending money on records I don't need until the compulsive need for more records overtakes me, because I know that when that happens, I'll start ordering things anyway. I just do that sometimes.

1 comment:

jmg3 said...

hola cortege is a funeral procession...hope all is well, keep up the good work