Friday, October 29, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: October 29

None of my family events happened on October 29, 1929, commonly known as Black Tuesday and the beginning of the Great Depression.  At least so far as I have learned.


Lawrence Everett Hutson, son of Earl Morris Hutson and Catherine Corenne Utley, was born October 29, 1914 in Brookston, White County, Indiana.  He is my 6th cousin 1x removed on my Gauntt line through the Hutsons.

Chester Lewis Appleton, Jr. was born October 29, 1915 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  He was the second husband of Ruth Carrie Stradling, daughter of Charles Cooper Stradling and Anna Gauntt, who is my half-aunt via the Gauntts.

Dorothy Mae Sellers, daughter of Bertram Lynn Sellers and Elizabeth Leatherberry Sundermeier, was born October 29, 1925 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.  She is my half-aunt on my Sellers line.

Hallie Garfield was born October 29, 2001.  She is my 4th cousin 1x removed.


Leo David Hannon and Hazel Pearl Gaunt, daughter of Ross B. Gaunt and Mary Ann Dale, were married October 29, 1937 in Jay County, Indiana.  Hazel is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Abraham Meckler, son of Morris Mackler (originally Moishe Meckler) and Minnie Zelda Nowicki, and Esther Lillian Gordon, daughter of Joe Gordon (originally Joine Gorodetsky) and Sarah Libby Brainin, were married Octoer 29, 1939 in Bronx, Bronx County, New York.  They are my maternal grandparents.

Arnold Lesser and Taube Michels, daughter of Barney Michels (originally Bere Leib Michelson) and Rose Yudelson, were married October 29, 1961 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  Taube is my 2nd cousin 2x removed on my Jaffe line through the Michelsons.

Craig Robert Simpson, son of Robert Simpson and Jean Gaynor, and Carolyn Ann Clare were married October 29, 1966 in Westfield, Hampton County, Massachusetts.  Craig is the half 1st cousin 1x removed of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Robert Simpkins and Shirley Mae Mantell, daughter of Harold Yorkes Mantell and Gladys Mabel Allen, were also married October 29, 1966, but in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Shirley is my 5th cousin 1x removed on my Gauntt line via the Allens.

David Matthew Homer and Jenepher Hlynn Ellis were married October 29, 2000.  Jenepher is my 2nd cousin 1x removed.


Mary Gaunt Githens, daughter of Thomas Githens and Mary Gaunt, died October 26, 1864, probably in Camden County, New Jersey, at the age of 38.  She is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Terrell Crawford, son of Henry Crawford and America Brooks, died October 29, 1933 in Upatoi, Muscogee County, Georgia at the age of 33.  He is the great-granduncle of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams on her Crawford line.

Bennie H. Snellings, son of Doma Snellings and Alice Crawford, died October 29, 1966 in Talbot County, Georgia at the age of 62.  He is the 1st cousin 2x removed of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams on her Crawford line

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