Monday, January 29, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: January 28

I didn't think I had that many twins in my family tree, but this is the third set, and they've been within a week of each other:  January 21, 27, and now 28.  Is January a particularly good month for twins?


Sarah Longanecker, daughter of Daniel Longanecker and Sarah Mack, was born January 28, 1804.  She is my 3rd cousin 5x removed through the Macks.

Charles Augustus Sellers, son of Alexander Sellers and Lavinia Coppelberger, was born January 28, 1852.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed.

Gertrude Elnora Gaunt, daughter of Brinton Jerome Gaunt and Mabel Dobson, was born January 28, 1908, possibly in Ohio.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed.

Twins Nora Elizabeth and Norris Everett Eckman, children of John Eckman and Martha Johnson Atkinson, were born January 28, 1916 in Westhampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  They are the siblings of my grandaunt Bertha Poinsett Eckman and granduncle Edwin Bunting Eckman.

Perry Leslie Minuk was born January 28, 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is my 4th cousin through my Meckler line.

Marla Ash was born January 28, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  She is married to Elliot Seth Birnboim, who is also my 4th cousin through my Meckler line.

Samantha Allen was born January 28, 1973.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed through my Gauntt line.

Aviva Caplan was born January 28, 1975 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  She is my 3rd cousin through my Gorodetsky line.

Kacie Lynn Brailsford was born January 28, 1981.  She is another 5th cousin 2x removed through my Gauntt line.


David Hill and Maria Darstein, daughter of Abraham Darstein and Catherine Sellers, were married on January 28, 1819, probably in Pennsylvania.  Maria is my 2nd cousin 5x removed through the Sellerses.

David Gordon
David Gordon (originally Gorodetsky), son of Victor Gordon and Esther Leah Schneiderman, and Freeda Alterman were married on January 28, 1916 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  Dave is my great-granduncle.

Stanley C. Rogers and Shirley June Gaunt, daughter of Walter Everett Gaunt and Norma Marguerite Prusso, were married on January 28, 1950 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada.  Shirley is my 4th cousin 2x removed.

Jeffrey Allen Moss and Lainie Maureen Levinson were married on January 28, 1995 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Jeffrey is my 4th cousin through my Meckler line.


America Brooks, daughter of Andy/Handy Brooks and Mary, died January 28, 1939 at the age of about 76 in Juniper, Marion County, Georgia.  She is the great-great-grandmother of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

Jean Wargo died January 28, 1968 at the age of 30.  She was married to Harry William Hudson, son of Harry J. Hudson and Irene Allen, who is my 5th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

William Murphy died January 28, 1992 at the age of 48 in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.  He was married to Patricia Lore, my 1st cousin through my Sellers line.

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