Sunday, March 28, 2010

Family Events ~ March 28 - April 3

March 28 ~ On this day in 1801 my 3x great-grandaunt, Catherine Benzie was baptized in Oyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

March 30 ~ On this day in 1785 my 4x great-granduncle, William Gourlay is born in Ceres, Fife, Scotland.

Also on this day in 1808 my 3x great-grandaunt, and niece of William, Elizabeth Gourlay, is born in Ceres, Fife, Scotland.

Finally, this day is marked by the death, in 1985 of my great-grandaunt, Laura Hazel Graber Rittenhouse.  Because Aunt Laura was the youngest in a family where my great-grandmother, Ella, was the oldest I was fortunate enough to have a link back to my great-great-grandparents even though my great-grandmother, Ella, died when I was only 4 1/2.  Aunt Laura was very interested in family history and it is because of her that I have so many wonderful pictures on the Graber side of the family.

March 31 ~ On this day in 1893, Roy Duncan, my Grandma Belle Duncan Quick's uncle.  I say it that way because Grandma Quick was my mother's step-mother so Roy comes up as "no blood relationship" in my genealogy software although my Mom knew him as Uncle Roy.

April 3 ~ This day is marked by the death in 1793 of Ann Magdalena Laesser in Bern, Switzerland.  Anna is possibly my 6x great-grandmother.

On this day in 1903, my granduncle - my grandfather's half-brother, William Harry Nissen is born in Denver, Colorado. [picture to the left is of Harry]

Also on this day is born Kenneth Logan Keefer, the granduncle on their father's side of my nieces and nephew.


  1. Diana, this is such a nice memory page to your folk. I wish that had my "stuff" that organized, but you do give me inspiration.

  2. Great post Diana. I have awarded you the Ancestor Approved Award. You can pick it up over at Flipside

  3. Very nice Diana! I have also awarded you the Ancestor Approved Award. You can pick it up at Heritage Happens

  4. I really enjoy your blog, and I just nominated for the Ancestor Approved Award. You can pick it up here.

    Now I see you have been nominated before. I tried to look at all the blogs first so not to repeat the award but I didn't look at the comments. I should have know you be a hit!

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  6. Hello,


    I think this blog really beautiful. The background for a journal that is charged for the genealogy and even determine the ancestors I have not seen before. Wonderful. For that you deserve better than a Diana Award. Who knows, maybe we are so often reads. I would be happy. Many greetings to the other readers. Bye bye Anni

  7. Diana, You have created a wonderful blog! I have nominate you for the Ancestors Approved Award (if you have received it already). You are very deserving. Please pop by my blog to see what its all about.

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