Saturday, May 12, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: May 1

I was expecting more weddings to be held on May Day than I found in my family.  Maybe I just need to do more research to find them.


Margaret Mack, daughter of Jacob Mack and Hannah Englehart, was born May 1, 1756 in Pennsylvania.  She is my 2nd cousin 6x removed.

Eleanor Wallick was born May 1, 1813 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to George Sellers, son of George Sellers and Magdalena Shirk, who is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

Abel Amos Lippincott, son of Abel A. Lippincott and Rachel R. Stackhouse, was born May 1, 1848 in New Hanover Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 2nd-great-granduncle.

Harry G. Gaunt, son of Robert Barclay Gaunt and Harriet Prickett, was born May 1, 1868 in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey.  He is my 4th cousin 3x removed.

John Eckman, son of Samuel Eckman and Sarah J. Gaskill, was born May 1, 1876 in Browns Mills, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is the great-grandfather of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Lee Levy, son of Charles Levy and Elaine Gordon, was born May 1, 1858 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed via the Gordons.

Brandee A. Kelly was born May 1, 1964 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  She is the 1st cousin once removed of my aunt Mary McStroul.

Kelly Jean Bowen was born May 1, 1974 in Mineola, Nassau County, New York.  She is the 2nd cousin of my half-sister Laurie Sellers.

Miles Harrison Kirsh was born May 1, 1993 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Meckler line.


Elmer Gaunt, son of Samuel Gaunt, Jr. and Ann Horner, and Hannah Peterson were married on May 1, 1851 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  Elmer is my 3rd cousin 4x removed.

Eugene Washington McStroul, son of Leo Martin McStroul (originally Moshe Leib Strul) and Anna Krebs, and Elizabeth Almira Heath, daughter of Don Howard Heath and Hattie Lorena Fuller, were married on May 1, 1941.  They are the parents of my aunt Mary McStroul.

George Stephen Altmier, Jr. and Ethyl May Gauntt, daughter of Mark Lewallen Gauntt, Jr. and Ethyl May Lake, were married on May 1, 1946 in Moorestown, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Ethyl is my 4th cousin once removed.

Richard Bruce Sellers, Sr., son of George Moore Sellers and Bertha Poinsett Eckman, and Catherine Andrews were married on May 1, 1958.  Richard is my 1st cousin once removed.

James Garrison and Deborah Clark, daughter of Charles Robert Clark and Dorthea Virginia Lynch, were married on May 1, 1987.  Deborah is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Clarks.


Hannah Smith died May 1, 1913 at the age of about 63, almost definitely in New Jersey and probably in Burlington County.  She was married to John A. Gaunt, son of Hananiah Selah Gaunt and Abigail Atkinson, who is my 2nd-great-granduncle.

Louise Elsie Gaynor, daughter of John Francis Gaynor and Josephone O'Connor, died May 1, 1984 at the age of 81 in Galax, Virginia.  She is the maternal grandmother of my half-sister Laurie Sellers.

Irwin Millstein, son of Nathan Millstein and Sarah Gordon, died May 1, 2003 at the age of 73, possibly in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida.  He is my 1st cousin 2x removed via the Gordons.

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