Sunday, April 19, 2015

Carolyn Yeager: Two Clarifications

I wouldn't normally be interested in defending Yeager, whom we have written about in the past, but I have decided to share some research information that can clarify some debates about her that are occuring in far right circles. Firstly, Yeager's ex-husband Lawrence Theodore Kahant was not Jewish. His genealogy clearly traces to an male ancestor who was born in New York between 1835 and 1837, whose wife immigrated from England, and who worked as a confectioner. Secondly, Yeager-Kahant was charged with theft in 2009 but, as far as I can tell, her arrest record shows the case being dismissed. Yeager-Kahant was an art teacher prior to her retirement, although it seems she was nearly 60 when she qualified.

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