Saturday, October 23, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: October 23

The traditional 10th anniversary gift is tin, but Benny and Dobby Kushner got a daughter instead.  I wonder how she was wrapped?


Ella Daisy Gaunt, daughter of William Allen Gaunt and Mary Ann Parrott, was born October 23, 1873 in Wabash County, Indiana.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Richard Wright Gaunt, son of Elmer Boone Gaunt and Edna Wright, was born October 23, 1905 in Tulare County, California.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Elaine Lorie Freitag, daughter of Benny Freitag and Dobby Kushner, was born October 23, 1959 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Kushners.

Matthew Brian Gaunt was born October 23, 1969.  He is my 5th cousin 1x removed.

Melissa Nicole Rothwax was born October 23, 1984.  She is my 3rd cousin.


Walter Beckworth and Rachel Anna Armstrong, daughter of Joel Armstrong and Sarah Ann Deacon Lippincott, were married October 23, 1894 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Rachel is my great-grandaunt.

Benny Freitag and Dobby Kushner, daughter of Myrim Kushner and Chaye Golubchik, were married October 23, 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Dobby is my 3rd cousin 1x removed on my Meckler line via the Golubchiks.

Marvin Elkins, son of David Elkins and Edith McStroul, and Ethel R. Gardner were married October 23, 1955 in San Diego, San Diego County, California.  Marvin is the 1st cousin of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul and the 1st cousin 1x removed of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler and my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.


John Gaunt, son of Joseph Gaunt and Elizabeth Borton, died October 23, 1828 in New Jersey, possibly in Haddonfield, Camden County, at the age of 61.  He is my 4x-great-granduncle.

Laura May Armstrong, daughter of Joel Armstrong and Sarah Ann Deacon Lippincott, died October 23, 1970 in Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida at the age of 88.  She is my great-grandmother.

Leonard Emil Herr died October 23, 1981 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey at the age of 58.  He was the husband of Dorothy Gaynor, daughter of John Francis Gaynor and Wally Mary Ruppert, who is the half-grandaunt of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Jessie Naomi Gaunt, daughter of William Alvin Gaunt and Mamie B. Mitchell, died October 23, 1992 in Calaveras County, California.  She is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

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