Saturday, October 2, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: October 2

I find it fascinating to discover events that were going on at the same time.  Two unrelated individuals, Judith Ditzenberg and Richard Thurman, were born the same day, one in Indiana, the other in California.  Twenty-two years later, Judith married Richard's cousin, creating a connection between them.


Elmer Boone Gaunt, son of James Knox Polk Gaunt and Sarah Naomi Boone, was born October 2, 1874 in Indiana, possibly in Wabash County.  He is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Judith Maxine Ditzenberger was born October 2, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  She was the wife of Frank Eugene Gaunt, son of Rinaldo Wise Gaunt and Eulalia Marie Rice, who is my 6th cousin via the Gaunts.

Richard Alvin Thurman, son of Rothell Leaton Thurman and Bertha May Gaunt, was also born October 2, 1931, but in Monterey County, California.  He is my 5th cousin 1x removed via the Gaunts.

Cheryl Lynne Abell, daughter of Kenneth Leroy Abell and Emma Evelyn Gaunt, was born October 2, 1946 in Fresno County, California.  She is my 5th cousin 1x removed via the Gaunts.

Christopher Mattson was born October 2, 1972.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Timothy Michael Wickham was born October 2, 1973.  He is the 3rd cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Ann Marie Kozabo was born October 2, 1986.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Ava Renee Watson was born October 2, 2003.  She is my half 1st cousin 3x removed.


Daniel Constable and Mary Heath, daughter of George Heath and Martha Stuart, were married October 2, 1809 in Hambledown, Surrey, England.  Mary is the 3x-great-grandaunt of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul and the 4x-great-grandaunt of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler and my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

Arthur Lee Gaunt, son of Jacob Gaunt and Melvina F. Bennett, and Rachel Lavinia Stutsman were married October 2, 1879 in Jay County, Indiana.  Arthur is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Alexander Cowperthwaite and Hannah R. Gaunt, daughter of Isaac Gaunt and Susannah Webb, were married October 2, 1895 in Tuckerton, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Hannah is my 1st cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.


Raymond Harold Rudin died October 2, 2004 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada at the age of 73.  He was the husband of Ruth Garfinkel, daughter of Jack Garfinkel and Martha Freedman, who is my 3x cousin 1x removed on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

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