Sunday, February 4, 2018

Margaret Gunther Piña 1868-1938

Margaret Gunther Piña
Margaret GUNTHER Piña is my great grandmother. I am related through her daughter, my paternal grandmother, Sophie Ramona PIÑA Cooper. Margaret was born in 12 July 1868 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Frederick Christian GUNTHER and Anna Maria BRAZY. Her parents immigrated from Germany in the early 1850s. Her father was a hatter. 

She was the fifth child of seven. These included:

Sophia Louise Gunther  1856-1952
Frederick Gunther          1858-1882
Gustav Gunther             1861-1900
Francis Brazi Gunther   1864-1919
Margaret Gunther          1868-1938
Otto Gunther                 1870-1905

Annie Gunther               1871-1963

Margaret married Ramon PIÑA, twenty years her senior.

Ramon Piña
They had seven children, including my grandmother, Sophie.

Margarite PIÑA 1887-1980
Sophie PIÑA 1888-1969
Ramon PIÑA 1891-1966
Piedad PIÑA 1894-1964
Frederick A. PIÑA 1896-1965
Anita PIÑA 1897-1897
Edward PIÑA 1903-2004

"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch( : 20 March 2015), Margaret Pina, 26 Oct 1938; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,131,758. 

She died 26 Oct 1938 of Asthenia Pulmonary Oedema (fluid in the lungs for twenty-four hours). She also struggled with ovarian cystic along with abdominal cancers for eight years with two surgeries in 1930 and 1938 (her last one two months previous to her death).

She is buried at Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn with her family. 

Photo by author.

No comments:

Post a Comment