So there are a couple of interesting things to note on today's list. First, I have the same number of items for each category: four each birrths, marriages, and deaths. Second, Fred McStroul was an all-February kind of guy: He was born (the 8th), married (the 14th), and died (today) in February, and those dates are in numerical order.
Elizabeth M. Eben was born February 15, 1905 in Maryland. She was married to Francis M. Elder Stirling, son of George Howard Stirling and Mary Sellers, who is my 5th cousin 2x removed.
Melville Everett Vaughn, son of John E. Vaughn and Bertha Florence Gaunt, was born February 15, 1913 in Lemoore, Kings County, California. He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.
Esther Garfinkel, daughter of Morris Garfinkel and Mirka Ajzner, was born February 15, 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.
Rosemary Yates, daughter of Charles Yates ahnd Grace Allen, was born February 15, 1949. She is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.
Joseph Gaunt, son of Hananiah Gaunt and Ann Ridgway, and Elizabeth Borton, daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth Lord, were married on February 15, 1762 at Evesham Friends in Burlington County, New Jersey. They are my 5th-great-grandparents.
William Gaunt, son of James Gauntt and Amelia Gibson, and Margaret Albright were married on February 15, 1889 in Evesboro, Burlington County, New Jersey. William is my great-granduncle.
Russell Lloyd Gray and Martha Lorraine Lucas, daughter of Cecil Deacon Lucas and Nora Elizabeth Eckman, were married on February 15, 1957 in Mount Holly, Burlingotn County, New Jersey. Martha is the 1st cousin once removed of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.
James Owen Gaynor, Jr., son of James Owen Gaynor and Marie Hennessey, and Ruth Heard Hunt were married on February 15, 1958, possibly iin Ray Brook, Essex County, New York. James is the 1st cousin once removed of my half-sister, Laurie Sellers.
Samuel A. Gaunt, son of Benjamin Selah Gaunt and Hannah Ann Peters, died February 15, 1851 at the age of 4 1/2. He is my 1st cousin 3x removed.
Joseph W. Sellers, son of Robert B. Sellers and Rebecca L. M. Wayne, died February 15, 1885 at the age of about 34 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey. He is my 2nd cousin 3x removed.
Eliza Almira Heath, daughter of John Timothy Heath and Mary Etta Smith, died February 15, 1975 at the age of 88 in Glens Falls, Warren County, New York. She is the maternal grandaunt of my aunt Mary McStroul.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Events in My Family Tree: February 15
Posted by Janice M. Sellers at 10:10 AM
Labels: Eben, family events, Garfinkel, Gaunt, Gaynor, Heath, Lucas, McStroul, Sellers, Vaughn, Yates
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