This is May's list of birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate among my relatives and ancestors. I'm especially wishing my brother a Happy Birthday, and also thinking of the births and marriages of many of our mutual ancestors.
With a limited number of dates in a year I suppose it shouldn't surprise me that there are several births and/or marriages on the same date, and yet it does. Most of the overlaps are in different families, but there are two sisters born on the same date (eight years apart) and their sister married on their birthdays (about 40-50 years later).
Living Family Members
May 20 Bob D.
Foremothers and Forefathers
May 5, 1810 Robert Laws, a paternal 3rd great-grandfather
May 8, 1851 Lydia Bell, a maternal 2nd great-grandmother
May 12, 1854 Elvira Bartley, my paternal great-grandmother
Among My Collateral Lines
May 7, 1856 Rachel Anna Thompson
May 8, 1859 Josephine Bell
May 8, 1905 Theodore Moses and Laura Bell
May 8, 1936 Burton Kenneth Gettings and Veronica June Meinzen
May 10, 1849 John W. Bickerstaff
May 10, 1937 Leonard Miller Fair and Elizabeth Zerelda Hendricks
May 12, 1886 Russel Rhome
May 12, 1920 Clarence Leroy Bickerstaff
May 13, 1933 Joanne Ferrell
May 15, 1892 Ethel Clair or Clare Gerner
May 17, 1873 Ida Adelia Gerner
May 17, 1886 Mabel Lodenia Gerner
May 20, 1854 Matthew Laws
May 21, 1850 Ann Armitage
May 22, 1899 Naomi Faye Meinzen (or possibly 1898)
May 26, 1904 Agnes M. Pressell
May 27, 1909 Elizabeth Zerelda Hendricks
May 27, 1935 Kenneth Alfonso Gerner and Lydia Ann Troyer
May 28, 1890 David Wood and Margaret Doyle
May 28, 1919 Paul Victor Gerner and Ethel M. Knox
May 29, 1917 Elizabeth Ann Meinzen
May 29, 1948 Charles Fredrick Gerner and Josephine L. Nittoli
May 30, 1903 Cecil E. Hashman
Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, dear family!
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