Saturday, December 5, 2015

SYMPATHY SATURDAY ~ Who in my family died on this date?


This is my first Sympathy Saturday post.  It’s a date I picked at random.  As it turns out it is the 20th anniversary of the death of my 2nd cousin’s half brother, Ralph David Hockster.  I never met Ralph, but I am very close to his sister, Paula and am acquainted with his other two sisters. Wonderful people.

Here is the list of those who died on this date and how they are related to me.

Jesse CLARK ~ husband’s 1st cousin 5 times removed – born 13 Apr 1761 in Keene, New Hampshire – died 5 Dec 1762 in Keene, New Hampshire.  Age 1 yr. 7 mos. 22 days

Christian KOUNS ~ my 1st cousin 4 times removed husband’s grandfather – born about 1759 in Augusta, Virginia – died 5 Dec 1837 in Lawrence Co., Ohio.  Age about 78 years.

Alma S. GOULD nee PRATT ~ relationship unknown, she as an unlinked person of interest in my database - born 19 Sep 1859 in Michigan – died 5 Dec 1915 in Brady, Saginaw, Michigan.  Age 56 yrs 2 mos 16 days.

Henry W. DOLLER ~ husband’s 1st cousin once removed – born 15 Feb 1923 – died 5 Dec 1994.  Age 71 yrs 9 mos 20 days.

Ralph David HOCKSTER aka Ralph HOLIDAY ~ my 1st cousin once removed wife’s son – born 4 Jan 1935 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan – died 5 Dec 1995 in Temecula, Riverside, California.  Age 60 yrs 11 mos 1 day.

The youngest person was Jesse Clark who had not yet reached his second birthday.  He is also the person who died the longest time ago, in 1762, which is 253 yrs. ago.  I’m glad we can remember this little guy today.

The oldest person is Christian Kouns who died at about age 78 years.

It’s very easy to run these kinds of lists in Legacy 8.  I just used the “Search” tab and then selected “Find.”  I did discover that when I entered “equal to” rather than “contains” I got no hits.  Sometimes you have to play with your criteria.  This particular search also gave me any death date with a “5” in it, such as 15 or 25.  It was easy to  pick the few that matched what I wanted.  I suspect that I could have tweaked my search and eliminated those unwanted dates.

Here is a screenshot of my search.


LEGACY 8 - The Search Function - What Can You Find?

TUESDAY'S TIP - How to Determine Which War Your Ancestor May Have Participated In - using Legacy 8

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

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I look forward to reading your comments. If you have any connection to the people mentioned in this blog, please let me know. I write about mine and my husband's ancestors and would welcome new information or meeting a new cousin or two. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.