Dr. Benjamin Spock – no, not the guy with the ears!

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In report # 367, We’re Related informed me that Dr. Benjamin Spock was my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, Elder John White (1600-1713), the three times great grandfather of Esther Clark, my four times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  Earlier, in report # 144, again as 8th cousin, twice removed, only this time through our MRCA, Elizabeth ______ Baker (1612-1666), the great grandmother of Dinah Harris (1702-1796), my 6th great grandmother and furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage. Both go through Dr. Spock’s mother, Mildred Louise Stroughton (1876-1968) and join at Dr. Spock’s maternal grandparents: #367 – Charles Bradley Stroughton 1841-1898) and #144 – Ada Ripley Hooper (1847-1917).  From my generation, I am not sure for which Dr. Spock is most famous, his baby book that all our mothers used to toilet train us or his anti-war protests during the Vietnam war in the 1960s.  The former, I still blame my attention to detail upon.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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