Mary Elizabeth Cosgrove


Parents: Peter Cosgrove
Mary Cullen

Spouse: Thomas Francis Murphy

Born: February 1878
Brooklyn, NY

Died: May 18, 1928
45 4th Street, Brooklyn

Children: Gertrude Agnes Murphy
Helen Murphy
Marion Murphy
Jeannie Murphy

Siblings: Joseph Cosgrove
Frank Cosgrove

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery
May 21, 1928

Historical Documents

Mary Elizabeth Cosgrove was an active member of Saint Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, which is still located on Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The below photo of the church was taken in 1940.

Source: NY Public Library

The house located at 45 4th Street is in the neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. It has since been demolished, but according to the below Sanborn map from 1915 the building they lived in was a four family brick building, and was located just a block from the Gowanus Canal and its surrounding industrial areas. Mary’s death certificate classified the “character” of the building as a “tenement.”

Sanborn map from 1915 showing 45 4th Street highlighted in yellow.
Source: Library of Congress

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