Info on Elmer Packard, a barber from Scotland, d. 1928 around Dallas
I know very little about any of my family as many have died. They appear to be Christians from England and Jews from Rumania and Lithuania.
My grandmother, Margaret Carolyn Lumpkin was born in W. Virginia, in 1891, probably in Richie Co. She was one of 17 children. Two of her sisters were named Katherine and Leona. She married a man named Webb, whom she had two children by, Clarence and Winifred (1919). She divorced him and then married Elmer Packard, my grandfather, a Scotsman, by whom she had my mother, Marguerite (Rita) Carolyn Packard, b. 1926, Brinkley, Arkansas, raised in Dallas. Elmer was a barber. He died of diabetes around 1928, probably in Dallas. Rita died of the same, in 1976, in the Bronx, NY. His wife, my grandmother, Margaret died in 1978 in Parkchester, NY.
My father David Charnofsky was born in either the Lower East Side of Manhattan or Brooklyn in 1919. His father was Meyer Charnofsky born in Russia in about 1899. Because of persecution of Jews (pogroms) and the need to be on the run as a very young man, it is not clear where he was born, Kiev or Rumania.
My father's mother, Fanny in English, Feigy Sasson or Lavinsky in E. Europe, was born in Lithuania. She was one of 4 sisters, two went to Palestine, two went to New York. She met and married my grandfather here. She died when my father was 7, around 1926.
My mother Marguerite, or Rita, married my father David in 1944. They had four children, names withheld pending permission but one was myself. For reasons probably related to Jewish acceptance in the US at that time David changed his surname to Day. I later married and divorced a man named Schwartz, keeping my married name.