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1889 death at sea - John H. McCARTHY, seaman lived in the NYC area

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1889 death at sea - John H. McCARTHY, seaman lived in the NYC area

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 3:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Aug 2010 9:06AM GMT
Surnames: McCarthy
I'm looking for resources to research an ancestor's reported death at sea. John H. McCarthy was a seaman in the period 1870-1889. He lived in the NYC area--Brooklyn and Staten Island. According to family lore, corroborated by his son's passport application, he was lost at sea circa 1889. I have not been successful in locating any record of his death in NYC archives, nor in contemporaneous newspapers.

Any thoughts on where to research a death at sea in 1889 greatly appreciated.

Jim Barry
jbarry6899@aol.com

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