Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: February 20

I love the fact that I was able to find a Gorodetsky cousin based on information from Bessarabian records that have been transcribed and are available on JewishGen.org.


Henry Sellers, son of Samuel Sellers and Elizabeth Barton, was born February 20, 1860 in Allen or Auglaize County, Ohio.  He is my 4th cousin 3x removed.

Charles Louis Allen, son of Cyrus Kunze Allen, Jr. and Clara Barton Shinn, was born February 20, 1892 in Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Shloima Gorodetsky, son of Aron Gorodetsky and Gitel, was born February 20, 1903 (Julian calendar) in Beltsy, Bessarabia, Russian Empire (now Bălți, Moldova).  He is my 1st cousin 3x removed.

Marvin Elkins, son of David Elkins and Edith McStroul, was born February 20, 1936 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  He is the 1st cousin of my aunt Mary McStroul.

Jane Norris was born February 20, 1939 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  She was married to Julian Saul Perlman, son of Abraham Sam Perlman and Stella Joffe, who is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Nowicki line through the Perlmans.

Ronna Silverberg was born February 20, 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She is/was married to Roy Birnboim, son of Menashe Birnboim and Sophie Garfinkel, who is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

William Paul Bowen, son of Paul Sayer Bowen and Catherine C. Corley, was born February 20, 1946 in Mineola, Nassau County, New York.  He is the 1st cousin once removed of my half-sister Laurie Sellers.

Barbara Jean Townsend was born February 20, 1962.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gaunt/Mulliner line.


Samuel M. Haines and Hannah Gaunt, daughter of John Gaunt and Elizabeth Kirby, were married on February 20, 1839.  Hannah is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.


Thomas R. Roberts died February 20, 1874 at the age of about 50  in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Clementine Rittenhouse, daughter of Peter Rittenhouse and Sarah Fox, who is my 1st cousin 5x removed via the Foxes.

Elizabeth Holsinger, daughter of David Holsinger and Lydia Mack, died February 20, 1900 at the age of almost 89.  She is my 2nd cousin 5x removed via the Macks.

William Edward Gaunt, son of Samuel Gaunt, Jr. and Ann Horner, died February 20, 1902 at the age of 69.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

Beatrice Ruth Anna Swain, daughter of Thomas Daniel Swain and Rachel Anna Armstrong, died February 20, 1989 at the age of about 76 in Norfolk City, Virginia.  She is my 1st cousin 2x removed via the Armstrongs.

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