Which newspaper founder are you most closely connected to?

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This week's Example Profile of the Week is Noah Webster, founder of The American Minerva, New York's first daily paper founded on this day in 1793, and namesake of the Webster dictionary. 

Featured alongside him are other founders of newspapers:

Who are you most closely connected to? If you're one of the 21,105,000 of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

You can also check for shared ancestors with the Relationship Finder. Are you a cousin to any of them? Your Relationship Finder Quick Links page (see your profile pull-down menu under "Relationships") has quick links for several notable groups.

Let us know below!

P.S. Help us choose and improve profiles for next week's feature for Chuck Yeager and other pilots.

WikiTree profile: Noah Webster
in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (443k points)
edited by Karen Lowe
I’m 11 degrees from Noah Webster; he’s the husband of a great aunt.
Noah Webster is my third cousin, seven times removed. Although we are not related by blood, I have visited both the Aitken Centre on the University of New Brunswick campus and the the restaurant in the Beaverbrook Hotel in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada) many many times.

1. Noah Webster - 17 degrees

2. Max Aitken - 21 degrees

3. Joseph Pulitzer - 22 degrees

4. Alexander McMinn - 22 degrees

5. Adolph Ochs - 24 degrees

6. Frank Packer - 29 degrees

7. Lars Hierta - 29 degrees

8. Sylvia Pankhurst - 31 degrees

9. Margeurite Durand - 42 degrees

Direct relationships:

1. Noah Webster - 11th cousins 8x removed (through John St Leger

2. Alexander McKinn - 14th cousins 5x removed (through Humphrey Stafford)

25 Answers

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In order of closest to furthest:

*14 degrees from Noah Webster; *19 degrees from Jospeh Pulitzer; *19 degrees from Max Aitken; *21 degrees from Adolph Ochs; *22 degrees from Alexander McMinn; *26 degrees from Lars Hierta; *26 degrees from Frank Packer; *28 degrees from Sylvia Pankhurst; *40 degrees from Marguerite Curand

In addition:

Noah Webster is a 3rd cousin 7X removed through Katherine (Chapin) Marshfield;

Alexander McMinn is a 17th cousin 4X removed through Joane (Holand) Radcliffe

by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (439k points)
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I'm 14 degrees from Noah Webster straight down through the descendants of his great, great grandmother's brother. smiley I believe that's 4th cousins 5x removed.

by Susette Horspool G2G3 (3.1k points)
edited by Susette Horspool
+3 votes
tied at 17 degrees from Noah Webster & Adolph Ochs; runner up is Joseph Pulitzer at 20 degrees.
by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (432k points)
+3 votes
I am most closely related to Noah Webster (15 degrees).
by Richard Graham G2G Crew (880 points)
0 votes

not one of the founders listed, but my gr-gr-grandfather was "J.W. Gaulding, one of the founders of the old Arkadelphia Standard" (quoting Frederick William Allsopp's History of the Arkansas Press for a Hundred Years and More from his profile).

by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (432k points)

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