Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 21

The first time I saw the family name Abplanalp, I thought it was made up.


Floyd Daniel Runkle was born September 21, 1920 in Warren, Wells County, Indiana.  He was the husband of Elizabeth Ilene Gaunt, daughter of Rinaldo Wise Gaunt and Eulalia Marie Rice, who is my 6th cousin via the Gaunts.

Faith Anne Willick was born September 21, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was the first wife of Gary Steve Meckler, son of Abraham Meckler and Lillyan E. Gordon, who is my maternal uncle.

Doris Smith was also born September 21, 1956.  She was the wife of Russell A. Allen, son of Joseph Russell Allen and Jean Kumple, who is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gaunt line through the Allens.

Amy Clark was born September 21, 1969.  She is my 6th cousin.

Tracey Kardash was born September 21, 1970.  She is my 3rd cousin.

James Ronco Allen was born September 21, 1975.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Hannah Victoria Lederman was born September 21, 2000.  She is my 3rd cousin once remoed.


Hananiah Selah Gaunt, son of Hananiah Gaunt and Rebecca Mulliner, and Mary Elizabeth Rose were married September 21, 1822 (his first marriage), probably in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Hananiah is my 3x-great-grandfather.

Theodore Marvel and Clara P. Slentz, daughter of James Edward Slentz and Caroline Ella Estella Oler, were married September 21, 1940 in Henry County, Ohio.  Caroline is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Slentzes.


Frederick Cleworth Dunstan, son of Richard Dunstan and Jane Coleclough, died September 21, 1872 in Hulme, Lancashire, England at the age of 33.  He is my great-great-grandfather.

Silas Wilson Main died September 21, 1949 in Kings County, California at the age of 70.  He was the husband of E. Jane Gaunt, daughter of James Knox Polk Gaunt and Sarah Naomi Boone, who is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Rebecca Harbour died September 21, 1978 in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey at the age of 78.  She was the wife of David Harry Brainin, son of Morris Brainin and Rose Dorothy Jaffe, who is my great-granduncle.

Harold Edwin Dunn, Jr. died September 21, 2006 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana at the age of 70.  He was the husband of Clara Ruth Ellis, daughter of Levi Ellis and Carrie Florence Gauntt, who is my 1st cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.  I miss them both so much.

Mildred Hoffman Childs died September 21, 2009 in Voorhees, Camden County, New Jersey at the age of 96.  She was the wife of Irving Lester Gauntt, son of Joseph L. Gauntt and Rebecca Elizabeth Coverly, who is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Shirley Mae Hutson, daughter of Calvin William Hutson and Berdella Martha Elisa Abplanalp, died September 21, 2015 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio at the age of 80.  She is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Hutsons.


  1. Thank you for this post; it helped me to fill in some gaps. My husband, Joseph, was the grandson of Levi and Carrie, son of Harold.

    1. If you look at my previous posts, I've been adding lots of information to what has previously been published about the Gaunts/Gauntts. So much more is available nowadays. And I do have you and Joseph in my family tree. :) In fact, I've been wondering if you are a Margaret or strictly a Meg.


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