Monday, October 18, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: October 17

Anna Marie Githens was the sister of Alfred T. Githens, so Thomas Githens died on the 30th anniversarity of his aunt's death.


Jesse Lobaugh Gantt, son of Joseph Gaunt and Mary A. Lobaugh, was born October 17, 1810 in Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 1st cousin 5x removed via the Gaunts.

Esther Emily Wright, daughter of George B. McClellan Wright and Pearl Ellen Slentz, was born October 17, 1914 in Albany, Delaware County, Indiana.  She is my 5th cousin 1x removed on my Gauntt line via the Slentzes.

Jorge Luis Moreno was born October 17, 1967.  He is the husband of Onix Casas, who is my 4th cousin 1x removed.


Tracy Allen Cunningham and Sandra Lee Dunn, daughter of Harold Edwin Dunn, Jr. and Ruth Claire Ellis, were married October 17, 1981 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.  Sandra is my 2nd cousin on my Gauntt line via the Ellises.

Melvin Cecil Gordon, son of Alexander Gordon and Roslyn Rubin, and Joan Beth Sillen were married October 17, 1999 in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida.  Mel is my 1st cousin 1x removed through the Gordons.


John Gaunt, son of Hananiah Gaunt and Ann Ridgway, died October 17, 1809 in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 75.  He is my 5th-great-granduncle.

Anna Marie Githens, daughter of Thomas Githens and Mary Gaunt, died October 17, 1885 in Landis, Cumberland County, New Jersey at the age of 68.  She is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Thomas Githens, son of Alfred T. Githens and Margaret Middleton, died October 17, 1915 in Camden County, New Jersey at the age of 71.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed on my Gauntt line through the Githenses.

Ethyl May Votaw, daughter of Daniel W. Votaw and Louisa Gaunt, died October 17, 1944 in Wabash County, Indiana at the age of 57.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Clarence Robert Laverne Newman died October 17, 1981 in Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida at the age of 55.  He was the second husband of Ruth Anne Appleton, daughter of Chester Lewis Appleton, Jr. and Ruth Carrie Stradling, who is my half 1st cousin on my Gauntt line via the Stradlings.

Lillyan E. Gordon, daughter of Joe Gordon (originally Joine Gorodetsky) and Sarah Libby Brainin, died October 17, 2006 at the age of 87.  She is my maternal grandmother (my Bubbie).

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