Four of the five marriages for today are for the Jewish side of my family, which is a far higher percentage than usual. That is because the number 18 is considdered lucky in Jewish tradition. What's interesting, however, is that two of the weddings appear to be a double wedding, which is bad luck in Jewish superstitions.
Orville James Gage, son of James W. Gage and Mary Rosella Hutson, was born October 18, 1897 in Ohio, probably in Hamilton County. He is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line via the Hutsons.
Ellen Gilfix was born October 18, 1962. She is the wife of Barry James Garfield, son of Irwin Garfield (originally Garfinkel) and Lenore Schachter, who is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.
Tammy L. Shepard was born October 18, 1963. She is the wife of Lawrence Matthew Gordon, who is my 1st cousin 2x removed.
Christopher Simpson was born October 18, 1982. He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.
Kari Eileen Ebeltoft was born October 18, 1983. She is also my 5th cousin 2x removed.
Jacqueline Randall was born October 18, 1985. She is my 3rd cousin 1x removed.
Frederick Cleworth Dunstan, son of Richard Dunstan and Jane Coleclough, and Martha Winn, daughter of Thomas Winn and Mary Parr(?), were married October 18, 1858 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. They are my great-great-grandparents.
Sam Lieff and Libby Kardish, daughter of Dovid Kardish and Etta Gorodetsky, were married October 18, 1942 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Libby is my 1st cousin 2x removed via the Gorodetskys.
Samuel Kardish, son of Dovid Kardish and Etta Gorodetsky, and Tillie Steinberg were also married October 18, 1942 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Samuel is also my 1st cousin 2x removed via the Gorodetskys.
Dave Lalonde and Cindy Kardish were married October 18, 1996. Cindy is my 3rd cousin.
Steven Mitchell Bergeson and Deborah Ellyce Birnboim were marrked October 18, 1998. Deborah is my 4th cousin.
Ernestine Krebs, daughter of Isaac Krebs and Frederika Weiss, died October 18, 1962 in Bronx, Bronx County, New York. She is the grandaunt of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul and the great-grandaunt of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler, my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams, and Mindy McStroul.
Lawrence Charles Gaunt, son of Calvert Gaunt and Annette Pearson, died October 18, 1980 in Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana. He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.
George Kushner, son of Myrim Kushner and Chaye Golubchik, died October 18, 1995 in Riverside County, California. He is my 3rd cousin 1x removed on my Meckler line via the Golubchiks.