The Forgotten of Ellis Island: Deaths in Quarantine, 1909 to 1911

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The database of people who died in Quarantine in New York Harbor contains the names and information of over 420 individuals — 85% of whom were children under the age of 13 years old — who died in Quarantine at the two hospitals located on Hoffman Island and Swinburne Island in Richmond County, New York. Most of these individuals were new immigrants en route to Ellis Island and, since they were ill with contagious diseases, they were removed from the ships in the outer harbor of the port of New York by the New York State Medical Inspectors and transferred to these two hospitals.

To see this database and also articles about the New York quarantine station in New York Harbor, please view the following web site: