Nora, I wish I could say we have a connection, but it doesn't look like it. When my grandfather came to the states, Beirut was part of Syria. His mother and 2 sisters died, I believe 1920-1922. There was either war, famine or plague, or all three going on in Beirut at the time. My grandfather and his brother sent money over there to help them, but never knew if it were received, and later they received word that they had died. I don't know if my grandfather's sister Ruth was ever married or not, but I do know she died in Beirut.