Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: January 30

My cousin William David Brainin, who appears in the list of deaths for January 30, was named after his uncle William Brainin, who had died two years previously, following the Ashkenazi Jewish tradition of naming children after deceased relatives.


Daniel Longacre (originally Longanecker), son of Daniel Longanecker/Longacre and Sarah Mack, was born January 30, 1813, in Pennsylvania or Ohio.  He is my 3rd cousin 5x removed via the Macks.

Joseph L. Fuller, son of Joseph E. Fuller and Lorina G. Tripp, was born January 30, 1862 in Stony Creek, Warren County, New York.  He is the great-grandfather of my aunt Mary McStroul.

John Hershel Sellers, son of Elmer Ferguson Sellers and Minnie B. Frey, was born January 30, 1894 in Kennett Square Borough, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Virginia Barnett, daughter of Milton Barnett and Ethyl May Votaw, was born January 30, 1916, probably in Indiana.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Votaws.

Ruth Claire Ergas was born January 30, 1931 in The Bronx, Bronx County, New York.  She was married to Murray Harold Pollack, son of Isaac Pollack and Bessie Brainin, who is my 1st cousin 2x removed.

Esther Segal was born January 30, 1938 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She was married to Lyman Ross, son of Charlie Ross and Annie Garber, who is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line through the Garbers.

Paul Grecay
Paul A. Grecay was born January 30, 1951 in Queens, Queens County, New York.  He is the husband of Robert Furman, son of Leon Furman and Evelyn Buzen, who is my 2nd cousin on my Meckler line through the Furmans.

Robert Lewis Newman was born January 30, 1963 in South Miami, Dade County, Florida.  He is my 1st cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.


John Eckman and Martha Johnson Atkinson were married on January 30, 1897 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  They are the parents of my grandaunt Bertha Poinsett Eckman and granduncle Edwin Bunting Eckman.


Anna Elizabeth Gauntt, daughter of Isaiah Allen Gauntt and Louisa Lemonyon, died January 30, 1918 at the age of 23.  She is my 2nd cousin 2x removed.

John Eckman died January 30, 1943 at the age of 66 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is the same John Eckman mentioned above under "Marriage", so he died on his wedding anniversary.

Thomas W. Fowlie died January 30, 1995 at the age of 90, possibly in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He was married to Esther Wells Moore, daughter of Howard Evans Moore and Edith E. Wells, who is my 1st cousin 2x removed.

Fannie L. Thomas died January 30, 2008 at the age of about 88 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.  She was married to Jessie Douglas Crawford, son of Preston Crawford and Annie Mariah Dixon, who is the 2nd cousin once removed of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

William David Brainin, son of Benjamin Brainin and Yetta Braunstein, died January 30, 2010 at the age of 88 in Queens, Queens County, New York.  He is my 1st cousin 2x removed.

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