I remember my mother telling me very early on about her cousin Melvin. He's one of the first collateral relatives I think I learned about. And I can't believe he just turned 80!
Virginia R. Gaunt, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Gaunt and Elizabeth K. Frazer, was born September 3, 1859 in Medford Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. She is my 2nd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.
Melvin Cecil Gordon, son of Alexander Gordon and Roslyn Rubin, was born September 3, 1941 in Miami, Dade County, Florida. He is my 1st cousin once removed on my Gordon line.
Eileen Robin Millstein, daughter of Samuel Millstein and Doris Danuff, was born September 3, 1951, probably in some part of New York City. She is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line through the Millsteins.
Robert Roy Tessin, son of Robert L. Tessin and Judith E., was born September 3, 1950 in Michigan. He is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Tessins.
Donald Parker was born September 3, 1966. He is my 5th cousin once removed.
Murray Lieff, son of Sam Lieff and Libby Kardish, and Judith Copland were married September 3, 1967 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Murray is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Gorodetsky line via the Kardishes.
Perry Leslie Minuk, son of Julius Minuk and Esther Golub, and Abby Rosner were married September 3, 1989, almost definitely in Canada. Perry is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Golubs.
Mary Scott Selvidge, daughter of Scott Selvidge and Lenore Corinne Gaunt, died September 3, 2009, possibly in Oklahoma, at the age of 81. She is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.