Monday, April 16, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: April 1

Generally speaking, people can't choose their birthdays or death dates, or at least haven't been able to do so historically.  But they usually can pick their own wedding dates.  So why would some couples want to be married on April Fool's Day?


John Sellers, son of Philip Henry Söller and Catharine, was born April 1, 1731 in Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 5th-great-grandfather.

Robert Barclay Gaunt, son of Samuel Gaunt and Ann Horner, was born April 1, 1838 in New Jersey, possibly in Elmer, Salem County.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

David C. Crumrine, son of David Crumrine and Catherine Sellers, was born April 1, 1853 in Allen County, Ohio.  He is my 4th cousin 3x removed via the Sellerses.

Ernest Alan James was born April 1, 1937 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  He was the second husband of Mary Lou Jocelyn Bowen, daughter of Francis Maria Bowen and Louise Elsie Gaynor, who is the mother of my half-sister Laurie Sellers and the first wife of my father.

Joel Rothwax was born April 1, 1951 in Bronx, Bronx County, New York.  He is married to Ellen Beth Millstein, daughter of Irwin Millstein and Julia Baena, who is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gordon line through the Millsteins.

Aryeh Kamil was born April 1, 1958, possibly in Israel.  He is married to Eleanor Kardish, who is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line.

Daniel Ryan Wright was born April 1, 1980.  He is my 6th cousin on my Gauntt line.

Michael Garfinkel was born April 1, 1988 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  He is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line.


George Sellers, son of George Sellers and Magdalena Shirk, and Eleanor Wallick were married on April 1, 1830 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  George is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

Samuel Eli Thomas and Esther Jane Ellis, daughter of Levi Ellis and Carrie Florence Gauntt, were married on April 1, 1934 in Medford, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Esther is my 1st cousin once removed.


David Longanecker, son of Daniel Longanecker and Sarah Mack, died April 1, 1885 at the age of 78 in Columbiana County, Ohio, the day after his 43rd wedding anniversary.  He is my 3rd cousin 5x removed.

Mary Ann Parrott died April 1, 1893 at the age of about 47.   She was married to William Allen Gaunt, son of Uz Gaunt and Sarah Ann Whitacre, who is my 2nd cousin 4x removed.

Frank Owstrach died April 1, 1948 at the age of about 69 in St. Louis City, Missouri.  He was married to Eva Petranovsky, daughter of Abraham Petranovsky and Etta, who is the grandaunt of my 2nd cousin 2x removed Bill Schneiderman.

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