Davd T Posner

     Davd T Posner married Henrietta Zabel, daughter of Henry E Zabel and Margaret Leona Ross, on 10 July 1920 in Santa Ana, California.

Child of Davd T Posner and Henrietta Zabel

George Eberhard Posner

(11 August 1921 - 23 April 1990)
     George Eberhard Posner was born on 11 August 1921 in Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA. He was the son of Davd T Posner and Henrietta Zabel. George were recorded as the children of Leo Elzie Tope in the in 1930 census in 5127 Clinton St, Los Angeles, California.
     George died on 23 April 1990 in Albany, California, USA, aged 68. Posner, Major George Eberhard. - C.L.I. C.P.I. (AUS Ret.) - April 23 1990, at home in Albany Ca; aged 68; a native of Berkeley, Ca; he retired in 1958 from the Signal Corps as Army Pictorial Officer; while Chief Photographic Officer for the U.S. Army in Japan during the Occupation, Major Posner completed an assignment for Life Magazine and in 1956 won Japan's "Emperor's Award" for photographic excellence; upon retirment form military service in 1958 he joined the Richard F Bowen Co., San Francisco as V.P. and Sr investigator, where he remained until 1970 when he began his own firm; in 1989 he assumed the role of managing partner of the investigative firm of Posner and Houghton; Major Posner was a longtime member of the National Association of Legal Investigators, the International Society of Air Safety investigators, and a founding member of the California Assication of Legal Investirgators; a widely-recognized authority on a broad range of investigative subjects, he was noted for his pioneering efforts in forensic photography and the continuing education and certification of investigatores; he leaves his wife Joy MacCarthy Posner of Berkeley; his son James David Posner and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Posner of Menlo Park; daughter, Susan MacCormack, son-in-law Harry MacCormack and grandson Jason Posner of Cirvallis Oreg; three half-brothers, Lee Tope, Douglas Tope and Mark Draper, & business associate Lynne Houghton. Memorial service Sat April 28 2 p.m. at St Alban's Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Ave, Albany, Memorial gifts may be sent to Aita Bates-Herrick Hospice, 5232 Claremont Ave, Berkeley 94618 or Greenpeace, 1436 "U" St., N.W. Wash., D.C. 20009.

Leo Elzie Tope

(22 April 1900 - 27 March 1937)
     Leo Elzie Tope was born on 22 April 1900 in Clearfield, Iowa, USA.
     Leo Elzie Tope married secondly Henrietta Zabel circa 1924. He had married Frances Floteal Rood in Crenston, Iowa on September 16, 1920.
     Leo Elzie Tope and Henrietta Zabel were recorded in 1930 census in 5127 Clinton St, Los Angeles, California. Leo P Tope, age 29, born in Iowa, sound engineer for motion pictures, lived with wife Margaret, age 25, born in California, and sons George, 8 and Leo, Jr., six months old. It seems that Henrietta Zabel started to use what I suppose was her middle name (from his mother Margaret?). According to the 1930 Census Leo and Margaret were married about 1924.
     Leo died on 27 March 1937 in Los Angeles County, California, aged 36.