Have a background in teaching, journalism, system design, and most recently library and information science. On the side I write reviews and am pretty good at it. Considered smart but I see it as nerdy or just quirky. I have always liked cemeteries and have always gotten a kick out of what they hide. I'm lucky that my husband and friends put up with me and all the cemetery trips. I have gotten pretty efficient at cyber searching which often renders results in minutes instead of weeks or months. Gift or curse? Not sure. Recent favorite cemetery is almost anything on either coast. On other fronts, had spent the past couple of years reading everything on Richard III's bones. I figured it was my fascination with cemeteries and mysteries. A recent DNA test revealed that Richard and I share the same mtl haplogroup. Now this is freaking me out. I am now one of his millions of genetic relatives. That's All Folks.
Dates for Anita Page's husband Hello! I'm trying to add a record for Anita Page's husband, RADM Herschel Austin House, who graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1930. Your picture of their joint headstone is the only source I can find of the dates is the photo of their joint headstone, but I can't read his dates very well. Do you have another photo, or can you read the dates? Thanks!
RE: George Powers What an amazing family history! Few other things, if you don't mind sharing.
So Rosa Dashevsky never came to the U.S.? She had Lilly out of wedlock?
Any idea who Nathan Poberesky was? (Lived at same address as Shapsie for a bit).
Shapsie was married once in Ukraine before Tuba. Had a son Pete Pober by 1st wife.
Any more clues on the Rabbi Gersh Dashevsky?
Also I saw a record listing TUBA as in trouble for bigamy. Maybe it was her filing some complaint against Shapsie. But it an alias for her as Tanya Siegel.
BTW -- my Poberesky side were also active radicals. My 2x-great, grandmother Katia Poberesky Tsibulevsky (Siebel) was one of the six speakers at the very first anti-conscription rallies against WWI. Friends with Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman. Her daughter dated Alexander Gumberg for years (I have 20 of his letters to her) -- he was Soviet spy and Trotsky's roommate for a bit. etc etc.
There was a Dashevsky (Pinhus Dashevsky) was tried to assassinate a journalist who had instigated the huge 1903 pogrom in Ukraine. Could be a relative of yours and/or mine.
RE: Benjamin Powers Hi Gail, I havent yet found how Benjamin is related to my POBERESKYs. His grandfather Avraham (and dad Shapsie) were from the same area of the Ukraine as mine. Benjamin's mother was a DASHEVSKY and my 3x-great grandmother was a DASHEVSKY who married a POBERESKY too. Avraham was a recurring name in my POBER lines..... I've been interested to learn more about Benjamin. He was a noted Communist and labor activists and was involved in the Spanish Civil War. Interesting that he changes his name so radically to GARDNER. Most other POBERESKy (POBEREZHSKY) just went to POBER here... My POBERs were all Communists as well. If you have any more info on that side of the POBERESKY tree please send along to me and maybe we can find the connection.