JewishGen Home Page


ViewMate Posting VM 29384

Submitted by Karen Isabel Sanders

Bookmark and Share Share This Image

Information Picture Question
Category: Sharing Document
Approval Date: 10/6/2013 4:10 PM
Family Surname: Thurman
Country: USA
Town: New York
Date of Image: 1913
Click the picture to enlarge

My uncle died in Manhattan in 1913. This is the portion of the death certificate that gives the
burial information. I cannot figure out what it says. Any ideas? Thanks.

You must be registered and logged in to respond to images.
Read the FAQs here to learn how to send thanks to a translator.

On  Response 
10/7/2013 8:45 PM Perhaps "Ocean View" - there's an Ocean View Cemetery in Staten Island.
10/8/2013 7:26 AM I can't read the first word, which is followed by M.R., and then Ocean View. There is still an active non-sectarian cemetery called Ocean View on Staten Island.
10/8/2013 7:39 AM It looks lime Sed M R and I will go along with the others and say Ocean View (misspelled) April 25 1913, the undertaker is an A. Livingston and the address is 245 Grand. Maybe the address will give you a clue as to the Cemetery name (or the name of the funeral home).
10/8/2013 12:22 PM You can contact Ocean View Cemetery (non-sectarian, in Staten Island) at (718) 351-1870 to see if there's a record of your uncle's burial. For more information see

I can't read the words or letters before "Ocean." Maybe "Sect." (section)?

FYI, 245 Grand Street in Manhattan (Lower East Side) is now the home of Nam Son, a Vietnamese restaurant.
10/8/2013 3:11 PM The cemetery is "Section M R, Ocean View Cemetery" which is the Hebrew Free Burial Association Cemetery ["M R" is short for "Mount Richmond" ] on Staten Island. The historic burial registers for the HFBA are accessible on The cemetery office is also very helpful. I located my gggfather's grave there after finding his death certificate with a similar burial entry.
10/8/2013 3:47 PM I think it is Sect for section. The next letter could be M,U or W. The R is for Right side- a common notation- and Ocean View. Notice how the letter V starts low- it is the same with the Letter of the section. Maybe it is used elsewhere on the certificate.
Bookmark and Share Share This Image

You must be registered and logged in to respond to images.
Read the FAQs here to learn how to send thanks to a translator.

Have a ViewMate success story? Please share it using the Help page form.
All times shown on ViewMate are in US Mountain Time
Last Updated 20 Nov 2016
ViewMate idea and author: Bernard Israelite Kouchel ז״ל
Web Author: Josef Herz, updated by John Berman, Gary Sandler
Edmond J. Safra Plaza | 36 Battery Place | New York, NY 10280
646.494.5972 | | © 2017, JewishGen. All rights reserved.