Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: August 17

Monroe Crowell died on his mother-in-law's 84th birthday, while she was still alive.  She survived him by four years.


William Irick Gaunt, son of Benjamin Selah Gaunt and Mary A. Allen, was born August 17, 1869 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  He is my half 1st cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Bessie Floreen Schwier, daughter of George Leonard Schwier and Lillie Belle Dorrell, was born August 17, 1891 in Ripley County, Indiana.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Schwiers.

Irwin Garfield (9riginally Garfinkel), son of Jack Garfinkel and Martha Freedman, was born August 17, 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

William Henry Crawford, son of Preston Crawford and Annie Mariah Dixon, was born August 17, 1936 in Georgia, likely in Muscogee County.  He is the 2nd cousin once removed of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

Daniel Joseph Ellis, son of Albert Giberson Ellis and Eva Imogene Calvert, was born August 17, 1952 in Indiana.  He is my 2nd cousin on my Gauntt line through the Ellises.

Brian John Omichinski was born August 17, 1953 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.  He is the husband of Sandra Rosanne Rudin, daughter of Raymond Harold Rudin and Ruth Garfinkel, who is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Garfinkels.

Victoria Lynn Reed was born August 17, 1967.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed.


Michael A. Pollard and Susan Renee Bonifas, daughter of Joseph W. Bonifas and Delores Gilbert, were married August 17, 1990 in Cannelton, Perry County, Indiana.  Susan is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Bonifases.


Edward F. Gaunt, son of Benjamin Gaunt and Mary Elizabeth Sever, died August 17, 1877 in New Jersey, probably iin Burlington County at the age of 3 days.  He is my half 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Adeline Votaw, daughter of Daniel W. Votaw and Louisa Gaunt, died August 17, 1883 in Wabash County, Indiana two days after her twin sister, at the age of 29 weeks, 5 days.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Daniel Dunstan, son of Frederick Cleworth Dunstan and Mary Emma Richardson, died August 17, 1937 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 3.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Dunstan line.

Zelig Garber died August 17, 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the age of about 77.  He was the husband of Ida Mekler, daughter of Eliezer Mekler and Esther Baila, who is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Meklers.

Monroe Crowell died August 17, 1975, probably in Indiana, at the age of 66.  He was the husband of Lillian May Hoyer, daughter of Rollin Henry Hoyer and Bessie Floreen Schwier, who is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Schwiers.

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