Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: March 23

I always find the coincidences of small clusters to be interesting.  For instance, three of the five deaths for this date are spouses of my relatives.


Hananiah Gantt (originally Gaunt), son of Joseph Gaunt and Mary A. Lobaugh, was born March 23, 1801, probably in Pennsylvania.  He is my 1st cousin 5x removed.

Frederick Gantt (originally Gaunt), son of Joseph Gaunt and Mary A. Lobaugh, was born March 23, 1807, on the birthday of his brother Hananiah Gantt (above), also probably in Pennsylvania.  He is also my 1st cousin 5x removed.

William F. Sellers, son of Tobias Sellers and Elizabeth Faber, was born March 23, 1810 in Franconia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 1st cousin 4x removed.

Ella Zilpha Gauntt, daughter of Redden N. Gauntt and Pauline E. Smoot, was born March 23, 1853 in Indiana, probably in Jay County.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed.

Clarence Robert Laverne Newman was born March 23, 1926 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  He was married to Ruth Anne Appleton, daughter of Chester Lewis Appleton and Ruth Carrie Stradling, who is my 1st cousin on my Gauntt line through the Stradlings.

Charles Jacob Gaunt, Jr., son of Charles Jacob Gaunt and Clara Rathert, was born March 23, 1928 in Indiana.  He is my 5th cousin once removed.

Brian James Sellers was born March 23, 1997 in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed.


Henry Hunsberger died March 23, 1854 at the age of 86, probably in Pennsylvania.  He was married to Catherine Darstein, daughter of Abraham Darstein and Catherine Sellers, who is my 2nd cousin 5x removed via the Sellerses.

Floyd Gaunt, son of David Clinton Gaunt and Martha Sophronia Hartman, died March 23, 1968 at the age of 76 iin Anderson, Marion County, Indiana.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed.

Louis Mark Leonard died March 23, 1980 at the age of 70 in Los Angeles County, California, possibly in Encino.  He was married to Elsie Meckler, daughter of Morris Meckler and Minnie Zelda Nowicki, who is my maternal grandaunt.

Bertha M. Spangler died March 23, 1998 at the age of 60, possibly in New Jersey.  She was married to Mark Lewallen Gauntt, Jr., son of Mark Lewallen Gauntt, Sr. and May Ethyl Lake, who is my 4th cousin once removed.

Bertha May Gaunt, daughter of William Alvin Gaunt and Mamie B. Mitchell, died March 23, 1999 at the age of 84, possibly in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed.

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