04 January 2015

My Family Calendar This Week

This week, in addition to birthdays and passings, we are celebrating Christmas. That is to say, we celebrate the Nativity of our Lord on the 7th. Being Ukrainian Orthodox, we are still on the Old Calendar. 

Happy birthday this week to Arthur Soanes, Kathryn Epps, and Loretta Kaba Swier! May God grant you all Many Years. 

Memory Eternal
Laura E. Garvin Vanhorn passed 35 years ago on the 5th. She was 98 years old. She had married Hensell E. Vanhorn in 1902. Hensell was the son of Benjamin and Margaret Hensel Vanhorn. Benjamin is my 4x great uncle. 

Blanche Towson Eckman passed 51 years ago on the 7th. She was 70 years old. Her death certificate lists her Cause of Death as “dilation of heart.” She married Jessie Hall Eckman, my husband’s great uncle. 

My Uncle Paul – Paul Hruszczak/Ruczhak – passed away 20 years ago on the 8th.  He was 72. His wife, Ocie Mae Bailey, predeceased him in 1989. He served in the Army during the Second World War. He is buried at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Cemetery in Valley Township, Chester County. Unfortunately, I do not recall my Uncle.  

Daniel Deyoe passed away 155 years ago on the 9th. He was the son of Jacobus “James” and Annatje “Hannah” Walker Deyoe and the brother of by husband’s 2x great grandfather. He married Jane Martin to whom he fathered two children. He was 64 when he passed and is buried in the Deyoe Cemetery in Greene County, NY. 

Prosper Coursault passed away 78 years ago Saturday, the 10th. Prosper was 77 years old, the son of Oliver C, and Catherine Coursault. He died in Harford, Montgomery County. He had married Ellie Clearly in 1894 in Philadelphia. He was my husband’s 2nd great uncle. 

My Family Calendar This Week is a weekly feature highlighting various events in my family. If you have suggestions on how to improve this feature please feel free to leave a comment below. 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.