Friday, September 10, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 9

I was living in Los Angeles when my cousin Janet married Gordon in 1986.  I wasn't invited, and that was probably my only shot at attending a wedding in Beverly Hills.


Carrie Florence Gauntt, daughter of Thomas Kirkland Gauntt and Jane Dunstan, was born September 9, 1896 in Rancocas, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my grandaunt.

James Robert Gaunt, son of William Alvin Gaunt and Mamie B. Mitchell, was born September 9, 1922 in Fresno County, California.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Reta Louise Onstine was born September 9, 1924 in Porter, Grays Harbor County, Washington.  She was the wife of Ervie Vernon Higgins, son of Ervie Oscar Higgins and Elizabeth Opal Gaunt, who is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Nancy Lenore Ornstein was born September 9, 1949 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  She is married to Leo Martin Todd McStroul, son of Fred Lincoln McStroul and Belle Silberman, who is the 1st cousin of my aunt Mary McStroul.

Richard Charles Wright was born September 9, 1955 in Indiana.  He is/was married to Deborah Clark, daughter of Charles Robert Clark and Dorthea Virginia Lynch, who is my 5th cousin once remoed on my Gauntt line through the Clarks.

William Elmer Archer III was born September 9, 1968.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

George Constantine Colby was born September 9, 1972.  He is married to Michele Catherine Bowen, who is the 2nd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers.


Gordon Owen Carnie and Janet E. Brainin, daughter of Samuel Michael Brainin and Blanche Mildred Sax, were married September 9, 1986 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California.  Janet is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Brainin lines.


Edmund Hoffman died September 9, 1894 in Camden County, New Jersey at the age of 68.  He was the husband of Mary Gaunt, daughter of David Gaunt and Pamela Plummer, who is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Susan Davis Thackeray, daughter of Ezra Thackeray and Phoebe Cramer, died September 9, 1909 in Ripley County, Indiana at the age of 78.  She is my 3rd cousin 4x removed on my Gauntt line through the Thackerays.

Eliezer Louis Garfinkel, son of Yikusee'ael Koifman Gorfinkel and Sora Rivka Mekler, died September 9, 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is my 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Meklers and the uncle of my dear cousin Esther Weinstein.

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