Sunday, November 7, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: November 5

Along with the usual assortment of Gauntts, this list also has three Armstrongs, three Mecklers, and two Gorodetsky, which don't often occur together in numbers.


Arnold Tennenhouse was born November 5, 1927 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is the husband of Faye Garfinkel, daughter of Morris Garfinkel and Mirka Ajzner, who is my 3rd cousin 1x removed on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

Arnold Lorn Yandell was born November 5, 1932 in Branson, Taney County, Missouri.  He was the husband of Myrtle Augusta Higgins, daughter of Ervie Oscar Higgins and Elizabeth Opal Gaunt, who is my 5th cousin 1x removed via the Gaunts.

Judith Copland was born November 5, 1946 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  She is the wife of Murray Lieff, son of Sam Lieff and Libby Kardish, who is my 2nd cousin 1x removed on my Gorodetsky line via the Kardishes.

Sharon Aizanman was born November 5, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  She is the wife of Shane Freitag, son of Benny Freitag and Dobby Kushner, who is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Kushners.

Yosef Yonah Birnboim was born November 5, 1977.  He is my 4th cousin.

Yocheved Tamina Pittinsky was born November 5, 1998.  She is my 3rd cousin 1x removed.


Luther Edmund Carter and Jacqueline Lee Funk, daughter of Earl G. Funk and Hazel Pauline Gauntt, were married November 5, 1946 in Washington, D.C.  Jacqueline is my 3rd cousin 1x removed on my Gauntt line.

Martin Herbert Meckler, son of Abraham Meckler and Lillyan E. Gordon, and Mary Edith McStroul were married November 5, 1967 in Coral Gables, Dade County, Florida.  Marty is my maternal uncle.

Henry Maranz and Barbara Boulissa Lederman, daughter of Donald Lawrence Lederman and Miriam Jaffe, were married November 5, 1989 in Livingston, Essex County, New Jersey.  Barbara is my 2nd cousin 1x removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Ledermans.

Richard Bradley Smith and Marcie Weinstein were married November 5, 2006.  Marcie is my 4th cousin.


Sarah Gaunt, daughter of Joseph Gaunt and Elizabeth Borton, died November 5, 1842 in New Jersey, likely in Burlington County, at the age of 61.  She is my 4x-great-grandaunt.

John Stryker Williamson, son of Isaac S. Williamson and Elinor J. Danly(?), died November 5, 1939 in Riverside, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 58.  He is my 2nd cousin 3x removed on my Armstrong line through the Williamsons.

Stacy Biddle Armstrong, son of Joel Armstrong and Sarah Ann Deacon Lippincott, died November 5, 1945, possibly in New Jersey, at the age of 65.  He is my great-great-granduncle.

Carleton L. Armstrong, son of Stacy Bibble Armstrong and Lydia Smith Haines, died November 5, 1959 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania at the age of 60.  He is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Armstrong line.

Roscoe Sherman Flynn died November 5, 1967 in Butte County, California at the age of 66.  He was the first husband of Edna May Gauntt, daughter of Thomas Kirkland Gauntt and Jane Dunstan, who is my grandaunt.

Ner Gaunt, son of Ferman Ner Gaunt and Anna A. Robinson, died November 5, 1978 in Columbiana County, Ohio at the age of 72.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

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