Union City Deaths 1936-1946 (1880-1951)
This database includes 326 names and death dates of individuals who died in the Union City vicinity between 1936 and 1946, although there are also some entries from the early part of the century. This is not a complete record of deaths in Union City.
Information was obtained from the "Journal Registers of Charles L. McCarthy, Sr.". Mr. McCarthy lived and worked in the West Hoboken section of Union City for 75 years. His dedication to civic duties was a family affair, with his father being a town councilman, himself a police officer, and his son a fireman; this is one possible reason why much of his journal was dedicated to these men. West Hoboken and Union Hill merged in 1926 to become Union City. The origin of Officer McCarthy's information is not entirely known. He added to his journal on a daily basis for over 20 years prior to his death in 1955. Many of his journal entries are references to, or clippings from, the local newspapers, but, again it is not known where he obtained all of the information contained in these records.
Some records include additional information beyond name and date of death, including age at death, address, fire department members, police department members, rank in department, retirement status, parents' names of deceased children, spouses' names, titles, and occupation. Not all records contain complete information. If an individual appears on more than one page, the number of references is indicated and a complete summation is included in a single entry. Any conflict between entries and any miscellaneious information is indicated under notes.
All care and accuracy was taken in transcribing these records. As the original data were handwritten, errors caused by handwriting interpretation, legibility or condition of the journal pages are possible.
Transcribed February 2012 by James M. Miller (great grandson of Charles L. McCarthy, Sr.)