Monday, October 29, 2012

Amanuensis Monday: A Golden Anniversary for David and Anna Cruvant

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

I continue my project to transcribe family letters, journals, newspaper articles, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin - some I never met - others I see a time in their life before I knew them.

I began this project back on February 16, 2009.  Since I began, many others have joined in on the meme. I am thrilled that this meme I started has inspired so many to transcribe their family history documents. Why do we transcribe? I provide my three reasons in the linked post. You may find others.

A couple weeks ago I shared the obituaries of David and Anna (Rubin) Cruvant. This week I share an announcement of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. As is my habit, I have removed the names of living descendants.

Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Tuesday, June 23, 1959

To celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Saturday are Mr. and Mrs. David Cruvant, former St. Louis, Mo., residents who now live with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sammie H. Brown on Richland Ave. Several members of their family, including members of their wedding party 50 years ago, will travel from St. Louis to attend the family dinner planned for Saturday evening at the Brown residence. The group will include their son, Dr. Bernard Cruvant, who received the Veterans’ Administration award of the year for his record as chief of service at John Cochran Memorial Hospital, St. Louis. Coming with Dr. Cruvant will be Mrs. Cruvant and their three children, ___, ___ and ___. The St. Louis visitors will also include Mrs. David Cruvant’s sister, Mrs. J. Liebowits and Mr.. Liebowitz; Mr. Cruvant’s sister, Mrs. Bertha Newmark; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Rubin. Also planning is another sister of the couple, Mrs. W.I. Washauer of this city, with Mr. Washauer, their children and grandchildren and the Brown’s two children, ___ and ___.


1) This doesn't add any additional names to my knowledge (or, at least, the new names are the same new names the obituaries revealed.)  However, I do like the note of Dr. Bernard Cruvant's award, and that he had returned to St. Louis.  10 years earlier, in 1949, he was at St. Elizabeth's in Washington, DC - assigned to the case of Ezra Pound.

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