Barry Popik namecheck

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Apr 6 21:48:32 UTC 2008

But were these the 8th (or the 5th, in the case of Quintus) born, or
rather born in the 8th (or 5th) month of the year?


At 4/6/2008 03:53 PM, sagehen wrote:
>There are quite a few Octaviuses (Octavii?) & Octavias in my family tree.  I
>doubt if they were all eighth-born, though the IXX Cent families in which
>they appeared  did tend to have big broods. (There is also a Tullius Cicero
>-- no ordinal in evidence -- mentioned in the same genealogy). My
>grandfather's uncle, Octavius Decatur Gass, seems to have owned a lot of
>what later became Las Vegas. I haven't seen it, but I understand there is a
>large sign ("Welcome to GASS Station") somewhere on the strip, put up by the
>local historical society.

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