Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: August 4

My mother, who was born in 1940, was named after her grandmother:  Myra for Minnie, with Mushe as her Hebrew name.


Celia Adel Galbraith, daughter of Lewis C. Galbraith and Dora Ann Kirtlan, was born August 4, 1905 in Indiana.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Kirtlans.

Edith Loraine Gantt, daughter of Carl Thomas Gantt and Mabelle Yost, was born August 4, 1914 in Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gantts.

Bertram Ezra Sellers, son of Bertram Lynn Sellers and Elizabeth Leatherberry Sundermeier, was born August 4, 1924 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.  He is my half-uncle.

Mirta Mata was born August 4, 1936 in Habana, Cuba.  She was the first wife of Max Socherman, son of William Socherman (originally Szocherman) and Tania Jakowszycka, who is my 4th cousin on my Nowicki line through the Szochermans.

Jonathan Robert Bonifas, son of Charles D. Bonifas, Jr. and Janell Wilkinson, was born August 4, 1950 (or possibly August 15), probably in Indiana.  He is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Bonifases.


Stacy Biddle Armstrong, son of Joel Armstrong and Sarah Ann Deacon Lippincott, and Lydia Smith Haines were married August 4, 1898 in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Stacy is my great-granduncle.

Evan Allan Diamond and Carol Patricia Tennenhouse, daughter of Arnold Tennenhouse and Faye Garfinkel, were married August 4, 1980 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Carol is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

Elliot Kushner, son of George Kushner and Ruth Rebecca Segal, and Jane Armendariz were married August 4, 1994 in Downey, Los Angeles County, California.  Elliot is also my 4th cousin on my Meckler line, but through the Kushners.


Minnie Zelda Nowicki, daughter of Gershon Itzhak Nowicki and Dora Yelsky, died August 4, 1936 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York at the age of 56.  She is my great-grandmother.

Frederick Cleworth Dunstan, son of Frederick Dunstan and Anna Waltz Horner, died August 4, 1965 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County, at the age of 70.  He is my 1st cousin once removed on my Dunstan line.

Sydney Brainin, son of Max Joseph Brainin and Nellie Doctor, died August 4, 1969 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York.  He is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Brainin line.

Nolan Sidney Gaunt, son of Walter Everett Gaunt and Norma Marguerite Prusso, died August 4, 1999, possibly in Miranda, Humboldt County, California.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

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