Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: April 13

Because this year April 13 fell on a Friday, I was curious to see which, if any, of the April 13 events in my family fell on Fridays.  It turns out that Kenneth O'Brien's birthday and the deaths of Almira Githens and Irving Gershwind were on Fridays.  Unlike the brave souls who married on April Foo's Day, apparently no one wanted to risk a Friday the 13th wedding, at least not in April.


Cornelius Sellers, son of Abraham Sellers and Sophia Bodder, was born April 13, 1793 in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 3rd-great-granduncle.

Daniel F. Gaunt, son of Benjamin Franklin Gaunt and Elizabeth K. Frazer, was born April 13, 1848 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  He is my 2nd cousin 3x removed.

Mary Emma Votaw, daughter of Daniel W. Votaw and Louisa Gaunt, was born April 13, 1881 in Wabash County, Indiana.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

John Howard and Roscoe Preston Flynn, twin sons of Roscoe Sherman Flynn and Edna May Gauntt, were born April 13, 1927 in Burlington County, New Jersey, probably in Florence or Roebling.  They are my 1st cousins once removed via the Gauntts.

Ada Irene Wunder was born April 13, 1946 in Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona.  She was married to John James Hudson, son of Harry J. Hudson and Irene Elizabeth Allen, who is my 5th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Kenneth Charles O'Brien was born April 13, 1951, possibly in New Jersey.  He was married to Carol Beth Sellers, daughter of Bertram Lynn Sellers and Anita Clarice Loveman, who is my paternal aunt.

Jason Everett Gaunt was born April 13, 1975.  He is my 6th cousin.

Ryan Mich was born April 13, 1982.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line.


David Zook and Nancy Mack, daughter of William Mack and Agnes Gantz, were married on April 13, 1817, possibly in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.  Nancy is my 1st cousin 6x removed.

Elmore Foster and Rachel Gaunt, daughter of Moses Gaunt and Rachel, were married on April 13, 1833, possibly in Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Rachel is my 1st cousin 4x removed.

Walter Rudolph Kolski and Betty Lorraine Ellett, daughter of Ellet and Clark, were married on April 13, 1954 in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California.  Betty is the mother of my 2nd cousin once removed Jeff Gordon.

Maxie Crow and Theresa Hunt, daughter of John Hunt and Lois Adele Weaver, were married on April 13, 1968, probably in Lee County, Florida.  Theresa is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Weavers.


Edwin Mortimer Sellers, son of Jesse Sellers and Mrs. Ann? (Bremeyer?) Grant, died April 13, 1865 at the age of 40 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 1st cousin 4x removed.

Nancy Mack, daughter of Jacob Mack and Hannah Englehart, died April 13, 1874 at the age of 99, probably in Pennsylvania.  She is my 2nd cousin 6x removed.

Almira B. Githens, daughter of Thomas Githens and Mary Gaunt, died April 13, 1900 at the age of 69 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  She is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Charles Gaunt, son of Lewis Cass Gaunt and Mary A. Kindlesparger, died April 13, 1950 at the age of 71 in Los Angeles County, California.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed.

Walter Clayton Gaunt, son of Arthur Lee Gaunt and Rachel Lavinia Stutsman, died April 13, 1953 at the age of 71 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed.

Irving Lawrence Gershwind died April 13, 1979 at the age of 67 in Great Neck, Nassau County, New York.  He was married to Frances Perlman, daughter of Louis Perlman and Jennie Novitsky (originally Nowicki), who is my 1st cousin 2x removed via the Novitskys.

Willie Frank Williams died April 13, 1992 at the age of about 82 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.  He is the paternal granduncle of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

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