Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 15

Young deaths are always sad to report but so important to remember.


Elizabeth Gaunt, daughter of Jacob Gaunt and Hannah Holmes, was born Septemer 15, 1793 in New Jersey.  She is my 1st cousin 5x removed via the Gaunts.

Mildred Blanche Benson was born September 15, 1908 in Greentown, Howard County, Indiana.  She was married to Oliver Franklin Clark, son of Oren Wilson Clark and Anna G. Gaunt, who is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Lillian May Hoyer, daughter of Rollin Henry Hoyer and Bessie Florence Schwier, was born September 15, 1912 in Ripley County, Indiana.  She is my 6th cousin once removed via the Schwiers.

Nellie Heath, daughter of Harley Heath and Agnes Ruth Fell, was born September 15, 1914 in New York.  She is the 2nd cousin once remoed of my aunt Mary McStroul on her Heath line.

John McKay Appleton, son of Cheser Lewis Appleton, Jr. and Ruth Carrie Stradling, was born September 15, 1944 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my half 1st cousin on my Gauntt line via the Stradlings.

Margo Zelikovitz was born September 15, 1949 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  She was married to David Kardish, son of Israel Kardish and Eva Feldberg, who is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Kardishes.

Keith Robert Allen, son of William Ledger Allen and Edna Hankins, was born Septemer 15, 1956, possibly in New Jersey.  He is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Richard Bruce Sellers, Jr., son of Richard Bruce Sellers, Sr. and Virginia Ann Bennett, was born September 15, 1961 in Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey.  He is my half 2nd cousin.

Joseph Harold Ellis, Jr. was born September 15, 1971.  He is my 2nd cousin once removed.


Vernon E. Blakely and Clara Mae Wright, daughter of George B. McClellan Wright and Pearl Ellen Slentz, were married September 15, 1915 in Delaware County, Indiana.  Clara is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Slentzes.

Albert Thomas Mills and Opal Edna Gage, daughter of James W. Gage and Mary Rosella Hutson, were married September 15, 1927 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Opal is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line via the Hutsons.

Darrell Paul Gaunt, son of Edward Lee Gaunt and Ethyl Fay Davison, and Glendora Nelson were married September 15, 1940 in Allen County, Indiana.  Darrell is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.


Almaretta Claycomb, daughter of George F. Claycomb and Hannah Holmes Gaunt, died September 15, 1858 in Jay County, Indiana at the age of 9.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Amber Jeanette Williams died September 15, 2015, probably in Ohio, at the age of 21.  She is the daughter of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams, and we miss her every day.

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