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From: LESLY-CLAIRE GREENBERG <>
Subject: Re: Information needed
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 20:20:10 -0400


Diane,
You missed one thing, the "death trains" the night time transfer of
bodies from NYC cemeteries to Cemeteries in Brooklyn and Queens. There is
an article aboout it on the web, maybe on the Forgotten NY site. The
story is worth looking.
Lesly-Claire

On Mon, 21 Apr 2003 07:56:07 -0400 "Diane Jacobs" <>
writes:
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> Vi,
> There came a point when there was no more room in Manhattan
> for Cemeteries and the land was too valuable and I believe a law
> was passed where there could be no more cemeteries in Manhattan.
>
> So most people who live in Manhattan and the other boros are buried
> in the many cemeteries in NJ, Westchester, Queens, Brooklyn and
> Long Island.
>
> Diane Jacobs
> New York
>
> > Dear List,
> > I am wondering if anyone can give me some insight as to why family
> that
> > were living on W.44th St. in N.Y.C. approx. 14 blocks from
> Central Park
> > would go across the river to be buried at the Machpelah Cemetery
> > --Weehawken,Hudson Co. N. J. The time period is from 1885 to
> 1924. Any
> > thought would be appreciated. Were there no cemeteries in that
> local
> > area?
> > Vi
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> > --
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