Person:Frank Peters (8)

Frank Peters
b.22 Jul 1873 Brooklyn, New York
d.25 Jun 1945 Bronx, New York
m. Abt 1868
  1. George Peters, Jr.1871 - 1904
  2. Frank Peters1873 - 1945
  3. Samuel PetersAbt 1875 - 1911
  4. Elizabeth Peters1877 - 1913
  5. Margaret Peters1879 - 1955
m. Abt 1908
  1. Frank Peters, Jr.1909 - 1992
  2. Florence Margaret Peters1911 - 1995
  3. Martha Peters1918 - 2007
Facts and Events
Name Frank Peters
Gender Male
Birth? 22 Jul 1873 Brooklyn, New York
Marriage Abt 1908 Brooklyn, New Yorkto Sarah Kathryn Chesney
Separation 1921 Brooklyn, New Yorkfrom Sarah Kathryn Chesney
Occupation? Gas Meter Repair Person, Brooklyn Union Gas Co.
Death[4] 25 Jun 1945 Bronx, New York
Burial? 29 Jun 1945 Green-Wood Cemetery

In the 1920 census he and his family were living at 290 Ninth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215. They had two boarders, apparently friends of Sarah's. They were both theater people.

Death certificate 6536 issued by the Department of Health, Bronx, New York. Filed 28 Jun 1945. The certificate says he had been a resident of NYC for five years immediately before his death.

He died at the Home for Incurables. At the time of his death he resided at 4409 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. He died of cancer of the rectum

He had been a gas meter repair man for Brooklyn Union Gas Co. The 1900 census he was listed as a laborer, of some sort. He was living with his father, George.

He was buried at the Green Wood Cemetery (718-768-7300) the funeral director was Frederick Herbst, Inc., 6741 Fifth Avenue. Lot 12807, grave 149, section 128/129. (Green Wood - R subway to 25th St.) Rachel looked all over lot 12807 and couldn’t find the grave. She said 128/129 was a very large area and the cemetery was closing.

I was unable to find his birth certificate for 1873 in Brooklyn during our visit to the NYC Archives. We couldn’t find a marriage certificate for him and Sarah in any borough for any year between 1905 and 1909. We looked under bride’s and groom’s names.

See and and for census information.

I have photocopies of the 1880, 1990 census pages.

I sent away for his birth certificate, assuming he was born in 1873 in Brooklyn. I got a letter back saying there was no record of his birth in Brooklyn in that year.

He’s buried in a family plot with his father, George and uncle, Samual. Lot 12807, grave 149, between sections 128 and 129.

  1. Peters - 1880 federal census.
  2.   Peters - 1920 federal census.
  3.   Peters - 1900 federal census.
  4. We have a copy of his death certificate
  5. He had a wooden leg from an accident as a child. Probably at the age of seven.

    His death certificate shows the cause of his death as Malignant Cachexia and Carcinoma of Rectum with Metastasis.

    In the 1880 census shows him listed in the hospital and he is listed as having a lacerated wound. The address in the census records as 395 Hicks Street)