Thursday, July 29, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: July 23

This is another of those juxtapositions I hadn't noticed until typing up the day's events.  My great-grandmother died on her son-in-law's — my grandfather's — birthday.  That must have been very difficult for my grandmother, who adored her mother.

Births

Thomas Githens, son of Alfred T. Githens and Margaret Middleton, was born July 23, 1844 in New Jersey.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed on my Gauntt line through the Githenses.

Oren Wilson Clark was born July 23, 1878 in Wabash County, Indiana.  He was the husband of Anna G. Gaunt, daughter of Lewis Cass Gaunt and Mary A. Kindlesparger, who is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Otto Uz Sample, son of George W. Sample and Hannah Gaunt, was born July 23, 1885 in Richvalley, Wabash County, Indiana.  He is another 3rd cousin 3x remoed via the Gaunts.

Abraham Meckler, son of Morris Meckler and Minnie Zelda Nowicki, was born July 23, 1912 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  He is my maternal grandfather.

Sylvia Diamond was born July 23, 1928 in Bronx, Bronx County, New York.  She was the second wife of Samuel Michael Brainin, son of Mr. Katz and Lena Brainin, who is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Brainin line.

Charlotte Perlman, daughter of Abraham Sam Perlman and Stella Joffe, was born July 23, 1929 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  She is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Nowicki line through the Perlmans.

Cynthia Fay Gaunt, daughter of David Arthur Gaunt and Ruth Murphy, was born July 23, 1937 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  She is my 6th cousin via the Gaunts.

Wayne Eugene Ellis, son of Russell Oliver Ellis and Irene Elise Carter, was born July 23, 1947 in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.  He is my 2nd cousin on my Gauntt line through the Ellises.

Louis Cohen was born July 23, 1974.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Deaths

Sarah Libby Brainin, daughter of Mendel Hertz Brainin and Rose Dorothy Jaffe, died July 23, 1963 in Miami, Dade County, Florida at the age of about 77.  She is my great-grandmother.

William Dale Schocke died July 23, 2017 in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana at the age of 89.  He was the husband of Ruth Ellen Hutson, daughter of Conner W. Hutson and Rosa A. Bultman, who is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Hutsons.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: July 22

One of the benefits of going through these family events is that I am able to update them with more readily available information than when I entered them into my family tree.  I discovered that I had Karen Sue Wilson erroneously listed under her stepfather and have now corrected that.

Births

Samuel Gaunt, son of John Gaunt and Jean Satterthwaite, was born July 22, 1765 in New Jersey.  He is my 1st cousin 6x removed via the Gaunts.

Floyd Gaunt, son of David Clinton Gaunt and Martha Sophronia Hartman, was born July 22, 1891 in Knox Township, Jay County, Indiana.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Herbert Olive Easlick, son of Allen Severs Easlick and Mary E. Shemeley, was born July 22, 1908 in New Jersey, possibly in Burlington County.  He is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Easlicks.

Rex Gerald Gaunt, son of Elmer Boone Gaunt and Edna Wright, was born July 22, 1909 in Kings County, California.  He is another 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Gaylord Paul Gaunt, son of Harry Mark Gaunt and Sarah Mary Kirkendall, was born July 22, 1925 in Jefferson Township, Jay County, Indiana.  He is my 3rd cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Elliot Kushner, son of George Kushner and Ruth Rebecca Segal, was born July 22, 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Kushners.

Orma Resnekov was born July 22, 1958.  She is the wife of David Lawrence Tennenhouse, son of Arnold Tennenhouse and Faye Garfinkel, who is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

Annette C. Blum, daughter of Richard C. Blum and Camille Andrea Schwartz, was born July 22, 1961 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California.  She is the 2nd cousin once remoed of my dear cousin Esther Garfinkel on her Ajzner line.

Jacob Vaknin was born July 22, 1967.  He is the husband of Amy Ellen Podolsky, who is my 3rd cousin.

Julian David Perlman was born July 22, 1979.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Marriage

Kenneth Leroy Abell, Jr., son of Kenneth Leroy Abell, Sr. and Emma Evelyn Gaunt, and Irene Cinderella Sanchez were married July 22, 1967 in Fresno County, California.  Kenneth is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Deaths

Clifford Ellsworth Hutson, son of Bateman Hutson and Lorinda Brown, died July 22, 1958 in Brookston, White County, Indiana at the age of 62.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Hutsons.

Karen Sue Wilson, daughter of Howard Wilson and Mary Scott Selvidge, died July 22, 1980, probably in Oklahoma, at the age of 28.  She is my 6th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Selvidges.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: July 21

So Larry Moss got married on his 31st birthday.  He has no excuse for forgetting his wedding anniversary.

Births

John Gaunt, son of Hananiah Gaunt and Ann Ridgway, was born July 21, 1734 in Tuckerton, Little Egg Harbor Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 5x-great-granduncle via the Gaunts.

Melville Everett Gage, son of James W. Gage and Mary Rosella Hutson, was born July 21, 1879 i n Delaware, Ripley County, Indiana.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Hutsons.

William Naylor, son of James Mason Naylor and Martha Ann Murdock, was born July 21, 1884 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 2nd cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Naylors.

Alma Helen Spahr was born July 21, 1916 in Blackford County, Indiana.  She was the wife of Lee Gaunt, son of Walter Clayton Gaunt and Lulu May Sherman, who is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Shirley June Gaunt, daughter of Walter Everett Gaunt and Norma Marguerite Prusso, was born July 21, 1925 in Centreville, Alameda County, California.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Larry Charles Moss was born July 21, 1963.  He is my 4th cousin.

Hunter Allen Hackett was born July 21, 1989.  He is the 1st cousin 2x removed of my aunt Mary McStroul.

Marriages

Kevin Rennie and Rochelle Garfinkel, daughter of Harry Garfinkel and Bella Raber, were married July 21, 1990, most likely in Canada.  Rochelle is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

Larry Charles Moss and Lynn Silverberg Sapers were married July 21, 1994.  This is the same Larry Moss as above, who is my 4th cousin.

Matthew R. Saavedra and Jennifer Elizabeth Gordon were married July 21, 2006.  Jennifer is my 2nd cousin once removed.

Death

Roscoe Preston Flynn, son of Roscoe Sherman Flynn and Edna May Gauntt, died July 21, 1995 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania at the age of 68.  He is my 1st cousin once removed via the Gauntts.

Events in My Family Tree: July 20

July 20 was apparently a very quiet day in my family.

Births

Daniel Webster Sever, son of Allen Sever and Elizabeth Ann Gaunt, was born July 20, 1843 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  He is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Ruth Edna Gantt, daughter of Daniel Taylor Gantt and Phoebe Thomas, was born July 20, 1913 in Nebraska.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gantts.

Grace Yates, daughter of Charles Yates and Grace Allen, was born July 20, 1947, possibly in Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

William Derkacs was born July 20, 1978.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Marriages

Philander C. Brinck and Margaret K. Githens, daughter of Thomas Githens and Mary Gaunt, were married July 20, 1842 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey.  Margaret is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Jon Alan Timmons and Heather Renee Wright were married July 20, 1996 in Warren, Huntington County, Indiana.  Heather is my 6th cousin.

Death

Robert Lincoln Borgers died July 20, 2007 in Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina at the age of 77.  He was the husband of Mary Alice Gauntt, daughter of Thomas Franklin Gauntt and Anna Marie Stayton, who is my 1st cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Memories Do You Have of Family Sickness Or Deaths?

We're thinking about more serious subjects this week for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.

Here is your assignment, if you choose to play along (cue the Mission:  Impossible! music):

(1) What memories do you have of family sickness or death?  Tell us about one or more of them and how the family dealt with it.


(2) Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog post on this post.

This is a subject I have thought about before, primarily because it wasn't something my family appeared to have dealt with while I was a child.  I don't remember hearing about any deaths when I was young.  I used to think that we hadn't had any family members who had died during that period.

After I started doing more family history research, I learned that two of my maternal grandfather's brothers died in 1968, when I was 6 years old.  My father's paternal grandmother died in 1970, when I was 8.  I never heard about the deaths when they occurred.

The first death I remember hearing about in my family was when my paternal grandfather's brother died.  I think that was in 1975, after my family had moved back to the United States and was living near my grandfather.  One day my mother told me that Grampa would be out of town for a few days.  When I asked why, she told me it was because his brother had died.  My reaction?  "Grampa has a brother?"  I had never heard of the brother!  And that was all I heard about him then.  Grampa came back home and didn't say anything about him or whatever memorial service might have been held.

The next death in my family, which had an illness preceding it, didn't occur until 1989.  My maternal grandfather had leukemia (which I didn't find out until some years later was caused by a blood tranfusion he received during his heart surgery, which had taken place years earlier and which also had not been talked about) and had been slowly losing ground.  My grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration was scheduled to be held in 1989, and I think Zadie held on long enough to be able to attend.  He died a couple of months after it took place.  At least that I heard about when it happened.  I also heard about when family members went to the cemetery a year later for his unveiling, a Jewish tradition.  So there was certainly more communication than had previously occurred.  But other than that we didn't talk about it a lot.

I don't really know if my famly was just that pragmatic or if these things weren't discussed in front of children.  But it has been interesting to learn about some of these events so long after the fact.

Events in My Family Tree: July 19

Mary Rose Allen's wedding was on the 26th anniversary of her grandfather's death.  Maybe by the time she married no one still alive in the family remembered?

Births

Edith Albert was born July 19, 1929 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  She was the wife of Victor Lederman, son of Gabriel William Lederman and Anna Gordon, who is my 1st cousin 2x removed via the Gordons.

Kathy Anne Dutcher Rundell, daughter of Julian Dutcher and Carol Alene Gauntt, was born July 19, 1961 in Los Angeles County, California.  She is my 2nd cousin on my Gauntt line.

William Oliver Gauntt, Jr. was born July 19, 1963.  He is my 2nd cousin.

Joshua Kardish was born July 19, 1977.  He is my 3rd cousin.

John James Gaunt was born July 19, 1978.  He is my 5th cousin once removed.

Tabitha Genevieve Moran was born July 19, 1984.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Marriages

Israel Kessler and Sarah Gordon, daughter of Victor Gordon and Esther Leah Schneiderman, were married July 19, 1941 in Bronx, Bronx County, New York.  Sarah is my great-grandaunt on my Gordon line.

Mark Horn and Mary Rose Allen, daughter of Clarence Allen, Jr. and Grace Stagnato, were married July 19, 1980 in New Jersey.  Mary is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Deaths

Clarence Allen, Sr., son of Cyrus Kunze Allen, Jr. and Clara Barton Shinn, died July 19, 1954 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 54.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Taube Michels, daughter of Barnet Michels and Rose Yudelson, died July 19, 2008, possibly in New York, at the age of 84.  She is my 2nd cousin 2x removed on my Jaffe line through the Michels family (which used to be Michelson).

Friday, July 23, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: July 18

I have learned that Egyud is apparently a Hungarian surname.

Births

Homer Kirtlan, son of Homer Astwood Kirtlan and Elizabeth H. Gaunt, was born July 18, 1861 in Ohio.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Paul B. Lavin, son of Bernard J. Lavin and Mary E. Gaynor, was born July 18, 1933 in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.  He is the half 1st cousin once removed of my half-sister Laura Sellers via the Gaynors.

Sidney Alan Gaunt, son of Nolan Sidney Gaunt and Marjorie Ellen Harris, was born July 18, 1942 in Alameda County, California.  He is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Jane Wickham, daughter of Charles Wickham and Sarah Temple, was born July 18, 1855, possibly in New Jersey.  She is the 3rd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers on her Bowen line through the Wickhams.

Marriages

Harry Eldridge Paxson and Hazel Pearl Gaunt, daughter of Ross B. Gaunt and Mary Ann Dale, were married July 18, 1945 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana.  Hazel is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Louis A. Egyud and Hila Jewel Allen, daughter of Clifford F. Allen and Florence Hendrickson, were married July 18, 1953 in New Jersey, likely in Burlington County.  Hila is my 5th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Charles Edward Swaim, son of Robert William Swaim and Jeanette Allen, and Katherine Caroline Dayton were married July 18, 1964.  Charles is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Stephen William Allen, son of Jack Allen and Gloria Funiccaro, and Charlene Geerhart were married July 18, 1981.  Stephen is also my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.  (Jack Allen is Hila Allen's brother.)

Richard Bruce Sellers, Jr. and Nina Yvonne Hostettler were married July 18, 1990.  Richard is my 2nd cousin on my Sellers line.

Death

Caroline Ella Estella Oler died July 18, 1921 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan at the age of 38.  She was the wife of James Edward Slentz, son of Ephraim Slentz and Zilpha Emily Gaunt, who is my 4th cousin 2x remoed via the Gaunts.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: July 17

A day with no deaths is always something to celebrate.

Births

Martha Ann Dunstan, daughter of Frederick Cleworth Dunstan and Martha Winn, was born July 17, 1863 in Openshaw, Lancashire, England.  She is my great-grandaunt.

George Stephen Altmaier, Jr. was born July 17, 1917 in Pennsylvania.  He was the husband of Ethyl May Gauntt, daughter of Mark Lewallen Gauntt, Jr. and Mary Ethyl Lake, who is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Ervie Vernon Higgins, son of Ervie Oscar Higgins and Elizabeth Opal Gaunt, was born July 17, 1920 in Live Oak, Sutter County, California.  He is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Raymond Harold Rudin was born July 17, 1921 in Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada.  He was the husband of Ruth Garfinkel, daughter of Jack Garfinkel and Martha Freedman, who is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

William Lisker Franklin was born July 17, 1941.  He was the husband of Peggy Ann Phillips, daughter of Cecil Thurman Phillips, Jr. and Martha Ann Surran, who is my 4th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Surrans.

William Cecil Stricker, son of William Stricker and Mildred Ann Allen, was born July 17, 1944, likely in New Jersey.  He is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Brenda Sue Hill was born July 17, 1952.  She was the first wife of Clarence Gilbert Lore, son of Clarence Newcomb Lore and Dorothy Mae Sellers, who is my half 1st cousin via the Sellerses.

Douglas Jeffrey Brainin, son of Samuel Michael Brainin and Blanche Mildred Sax, was born July 17, 1956 in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Brainin line.

Marriages

Claude Wesley Gaunt, son of William Allen Gaunt and Margaret E. Gillogly, and Florence Manila Brooks were married July 17, 1919 in Lewiston, Fergus County, Montana.  Claude is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Peter Rowton and Heather Bijon Alexander were married July 17, 1982.  Heather is my 4th cousin once removed.