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Antal "Anton" Sigray
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Birth: May 17, 1879, Hungary
Death: Dec. 27, 1947
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Count Antal Mária Fülöp Alajos Sigray,
born in Ivánc, Vas, Hungary.
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ANTAL SIGRAY DIES; HUNGARIAN COUNT
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Once a Leader of Legitimists, Recent Nazi Prisoner, Wed Marcus Daly's Daughter
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Count Antal Sigray, a leader of the Hungarian legitimist movement after the first World War and a prisoner of the Nazis during the recent conflict, died on Friday in his home at the Ritz Tower Hotel. He was 68 years old.
A member of an old noble Hungarian family, he first came to this country in 1905 as a member of the mission of Count Michael Karolyi. Three years later, while he was in the United States to act as best man at the wedding of Count László Széchenyi and Miss Gladys Vanderbilt, he met Miss Harriot Daly, daughter of the late Marcus Daly, Montana mining pioneer. The Count and Miss Daly were married in 1910.
At the outbreak of the first World War, Count Sigray was called to duty as a reserve officer with the Thirteenth Hussars of the Austro-Hungarian Army. Later he was captured by the Russians. After the war he became Governor of West Hungary and a leader in the movement to restore the Habsburgs to the throne of Hungary.
He and other Hungarian nobles were arrested in 1921 for an attempt to place former Emperor Charles on the Hungarian throne, but the prosecution was dropped the next year. Later Count Sigray was a leader in the movement to enthrone Archduke Otto.
In 1943, before the Nazis occupied Hungary, Count Sigray, a member of Parliament, said his country always had been based on "democratic principles" and had a "democratic policy." The Germans later imprisoned him in the Mauthausen concentration camp, but was freed by advancing American troops in 1945. He returned to this country last year.
Surviving are his widow and a daughter, Margit.

The New York Times, December 28, 1947


 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Harriot Holmes Daly Sigray (1884 - 1950)*
 
 Children:
  Margit Sigray Bessenyey (1911 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 20885, Section H
 
Maintained by: Bryan Kercher
Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57671177
Antal Anton Sigray
Added by: Michael Towers
 
Antal Anton Sigray
Added by: Michael Towers
 
Antal Anton Sigray
Added by: Michael Towers
 
 
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- Lance
 Added: Dec. 9, 2013
 
 
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