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Seeking information on New York death on 19th December 1930
« on: Monday 01 June 20 23:00 BST (UK) »
Hoping someone can help me out with information on the death of Peter McCahera, from Monaghan, Ireland who died in an accident in New York on 19th December 1930. (There may also be alternative but similar spellings of his surname).  He was born in 1906, and I don't know what year he travelled to USA, but he was living in Bronx, New York. Perhaps because he died in an accident it may have been reported in a newspaper. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Queens. Your help is much appreciated, thank you.

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Re: Seeking information on New York death on 19th December 1930
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 00:47 BST (UK) »
I can't help with a newspaper article, but here is his declaration of intention to become a citizen, and his arrival in the US
Declaration of Intention to be a citizen
January 21, 1930

Peter McCarra
154 W 98th, New York, NY
laborer, age 23,  5 feet 6 inches, 145 pounds
ruddy complexion, brown hair, brown grey eyes
born February 25, 1906, Co Monaghan
not married, arrived May 21, 1929, on SS California, from Londonderry

signed by him

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SS California, from Londonderry 11 May 1929, arrived NY 21 May 1929

Peter McCarra, 23, farm laborer, nationality: Irish Free State, born and last residence: Co Monaghan

nearest relative in Ireland: mother, Mary McCarra, Augherakelton, Scotstown, Monaghan
destination: brother, Michael McCarra, 157 East 124th St, NYC

passage paid for by his mother, intends to stay permanently

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you probably have this,
1911 Census
house 5 in Agherakeltan (Scotstown, Monaghan)
Mary McCarra, 48, and family, including husband John 50

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Monaghan/Scotstown/Agherakeltan/812068/

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Re: Seeking information on New York death on 19th December 1930
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 12:31 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for your very accurate and prompt response. Yes, that is the person I'm enquiring about, and you have given me even more than I requested. Much appreciated, thank you.

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Re: Seeking information on New York death on 19th December 1930
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 13:02 BST (UK) »
Not sure if this is it, but maybe someone can look up this article:

The Standard Union
Brooklyn, NY
19 Dec 1930

Scaffold Crash Kills Four Workmen in Bronx Armory

It lists the men who died today, Peter McCarthy, 26,  being one.  That could be him, with a corruption of his surname.  Might warrant a closer look.

Here is the link to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
19 Dec 1930
page 2--bottom of page

https://bklyn.newspapers.com/
4 Painters Killed in Collapse of Staging; Hurled 70 Feet
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, : Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc: John Thomas of Garthgel, Llanfyllin, and Llangyniew, Wales: James Lloyd of Montgomeryshire and Denbighshire: Rowland Charles and Rowland Wynne of Denbighshire

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Re: Seeking information on New York death on 19th December 1930
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 14:02 BST (UK) »
Not sure if this is it, but maybe someone can look up this article:

The Standard Union
Brooklyn, NY
19 Dec 1930

Scaffold Crash Kills Four Workmen in Bronx Armory
 

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pjd/
Or
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pje/

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Re: Seeking information on New York death on 19th December 1930
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 14:04 BST (UK) »
Not sure if this is it, but maybe someone can look up this article:

Here is the link to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
19 Dec 1930
page 2--bottom of page

https://bklyn.newspapers.com/
4 Painters Killed in Collapse of Staging; Hurled 70 Feet

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pjf/

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Re: Seeking information on New York death on 19th December 1930
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 14:34 BST (UK) »
Thank you for pulling those up, RJ--I was hoping you would spot them.
Atkinson, Wearing/Warton Lanc, : Hayhurst,Kendall/Kirkby Lonsdale West,Barrow-in-Furness Lanc: John Thomas of Garthgel, Llanfyllin, and Llangyniew, Wales: James Lloyd of Montgomeryshire and Denbighshire: Rowland Charles and Rowland Wynne of Denbighshire

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Re: Seeking information on New York death on 19th December 1930
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 15:45 BST (UK) »
Gosh, your time is effort is much appreciated, this story came down the generations, with no real evidence to support it, until now. Thank you all.