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Jennifer -- I just read your last message and bells started ringing in my head! Let me
tell you why!
My mother-in-law was Edith (Mink) Gonya b.in Tivoli, NY, in 1904. She lived most of her
life in Rensselaer,NY, and died in Albany in 1985. She had a younger brother Bill. I never
met him as he had died before I came into the family, however this Bill was married to
"Aunt Francis", who I did meet several times. "Aunt Francis" had two
children. The oldest was Bill and he died of a brain tumor at quite a
young age. He had a sister, Francis. I remember how thin Francis was! I believe she
married and children, but that was after my husband and I left the area. I think these
are the same people you are talking about.
My mother-in-law, Edith, was the daughter of William Henry Mink, b.1870 in Blue Shutters,
Livingston, Columbia Co., NY,and died 1945. His wife was Harriet Houghtaling -- I have
her dates and birth place which I will have to look for. Anyway, I'm sure there are
cousins still in the Albany area -- perhaps I can help you find them!
My email is: GonyaJl(a)aol.com Hope this helps!
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