Sunday, October 17, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: October 16

Clarence Meredith Gaunt was the 1st cousin of Charles Gaunt and was only one year older than Charles' wife, Pearl.  Maybe they celebrated their birthdays together in Wabash Couny.


Mary Jane Dunstan, daughter of Richard Dunstan and Jane Coleclough, was born October 16, 1842 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.  She is my great-great-grandaunt.

Clarence Meredith Gaunt, son of James Knox Polk Gaunt and Sarah Naomi Boone, was born October 16, 1881 in Wabash County, Indiana.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Pearl E. Cory was born October 16, 1882 in Indiana, possibly in Wabash County.  She was the wife of Charles Gaunt, son of Lewis Cass Gaunt and Mary A. Kindlesparger, who is also my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Bonnie Lou Gaunt, daughter of Edward Lee Gaunt and Ethyl Fay Davison, was born October 16, 1932 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  She is my 5th cousin 1x removed via the Gaunts.

Mary Lee Gaunt, daughter of Lewis Allen Gaunt and Opal Esther Westrick, was born October 16, 1934 in Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Mary Lou Jocelyn Bowen, daughter of Francis Maria Bowen and Louise Elsie Gaynor, was born October 16, 1938 in Summit, Union County, New Jersey.  She is the mother of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Paula Denise Redtfeldt, daughter of Gordon Ardel Redtfeldt and Lucille J. Vaughn, was born October 16, 1946 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.  She is my 5th cousin 1x removed on my Gauntt line via the Vaughns.

Amy Elizabeth Addis, daughter of Robert Trenary Addis and Virginia Claire Votaw, was born October 16, 1959 in Richmond, Virginia.  She is my 6th cousin on my Gauntt line via the Votaws.

Lisa Marie Gauntt was born October 16, 1965.  She is my 5th cousin 1x removed.

Gail Elinor Lieff was born October 16, 1969.  She is my 3rd cousin.

Heather Erin Allen was born October 16, 1983.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed.


Verling Milton Votaw, son of Joseph Willet Votaw and Florence E. Barnett, and Mary Elizabeth Mount were married October 16, 1926 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.  Verling is my 4th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Votaws.

Victor Lederman, son of Gabriel William Lederman and Anna Gordon (originally Chantse Gorodetsky), and Edith Albert were married October 16, 1949 in Bronx, Bronx County, New York.  Victor is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Gorodetsky line.

Brian Sellers and Dawn Kay Brannon were married October 16, 1993.  Brian is my 2nd cousin.


Henry H. Gaunt, son of Hananiah Selah Gaunt and Margaret S. Scott, died October 16, 1916 in Lumberton, Burlingotn County, New Jersey at the age of 42.  He is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

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