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Today is September 29.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Joseph Palmer Abbott (1842-1901) John Kingsmill Abbott (1805-1847) Frances Amanda Brady (1821-1902) Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Needham Jasper Alford (1860-1907) Henderson Alford (1829-1863) Frances Sibley (1843-1900) Pike County, Mississippi, United States
Elizabeth Allyn (1700-aft1752) Joseph Allyn (1671-bef1743) Mary Doty (1671-bef1743) Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Nicholas Arnold (1550-1623) Ilchester, Somersetshire, England
Edgar Stirling Auchincloss (1847-1892) John L. Auchincloss (1810-1876) Elizabeth Buck (1816-1902) New York City, New York County, New York, United States
Nehemiah Baglin (1765-1801) Nehemiah Baglin (1730-1818) Betty Adlam (c1732-1773) Uley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Raymond Alfred Baker (1921-1935) Richard Baker (1887-1979) Grace Elnore Kinder (1898-1988) Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, United States
Ada May Bath (1878-1950) Christopher Bath (1828-1900) Caroline Ann English (1839-1925) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Bigelow (1659-1703) John Bigelow (1617-1703) Mary Warren (1624-1691) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
Welcome Arnold (1745-1798) Providence, Rhode Island, United States 53
Agnes von Brandenburg (1257-1304) Johann I. von Brandenburg (c1213-1266) Jutta von Sachsen (c1228-1287) 47
Randall Eugene Bailey (1928-2009) Enoch James Bailey (1907-1979) Daisy Shackelford (1908-2001) Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States 81
Cecily Bardolf (1369-1432) William Bardolf, 4th Baron Bardolf (1349-1386) Agnes Poynings (1350-1403) Ingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Pieter Blok (c1795-1826) Hendrik Blok (c1752-) Martina Verseput (c1762-1837) Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands 31
Anne Bourchier (1470-1530) Humphrey Bourchier (1440-1471) Elizabeth Tilney, Countess of Surrey (bef1445-1497) 60
George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham (c1497-1558) Thomas Brooke, 8th Baron Cobham (c1465-1529) Dorothy Heydon (-bef1529) 61
Eleonore Felicie Bull (1843-1923) Ole Bornemann Bull (1810-1880) Alexandrine Felicitée Vileminot (c1819-c1862) Oslo, Norway 80
Nathaniel Butler (1761-1829) Benjamin Butler (1727-1800) Susanna Whiting (1734-1757) Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States 68
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Rachel Abbott (1835-1911) Jonathan Abbott (c1800-c1848) Ada Wright (1799-1882) Robert Wolfley (1834-1895) Delaware County, Ohio, United States
George William Aldridge (1886-1965) William Aldridge (1858-1943) Georgina Smith (1870-1909) Alice Maud Rudhall (1884-1952) Church of England Church, Roma, Queensland, Australia
Maria Cornelia Arning (1814) Johannes Arning (1788-1834) Sara Hendriks (1782-aft1840) Jan Frederikus Hoopman (1819) Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Grace Enid Baglin (1933-2006) Edward William Burgess Baglin (1906-1969) Florence Eveline Jenner (1901-1994) Ernest Raymond Russ (1929-) Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Rebecca Bake (1808-1885) Jacob Bake (1773-1849) Catherine Reppert (1779-1851) Stephen Doty (1800-1874) Franklin County, Indiana, United States
Margit Bohus (1876-1939) László Bohus (1839-1914) Berta Görgey (1850-1934) Bálint Szőke (1870-c1900) Világos, Arad County, Romania
Edward Botting (1653) William Botting (1597) Joane (bef1625) Elizabeth Peters (bef1674) Upper Beeding, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
John Herbert Bowes-Lyon (1886-1930) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938) Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis (1889-1966) Glamis Castle, Glamis, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Mary Madeline Bray (1850-1925) James William Bray (1822-1881) Anne Sussannah Blackman (1828-1859) John Hindmarsh (1851-1913) Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g2 Wedding2 place
Mary Jane Bigelow (1827-1868) Nahum Bigelow (1785-1851) Mary Gibbs (1809-1888) Horace Ephraim Roberts (1807-1868) Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Rudolph William Basil Feilding, 8th Earl of Denbigh (1823-1892) William Basil Percy Feilding, 7th Earl of Denbigh (1796-1865) Mary Elizabeth Kitty Moreton (1798-1842) Mary Berkeley (c1833-1901)
Casimir III the Great of Poland (1310-1370) Władysław I the Elbow-high of Poland (1261-1333) Hedwig of Poznań (1266-1339) Adelheid von Hessen (c1323-aft1371)
John Whitney (1592-1673) Thomas Whytney (c1560-1657) Mary Bray (1563-1629) Judith Clement (1628-1662) Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Hermann Fortunat von Baden-Rodemachern (1595-1665) Eduard Fortunat von Baden-Baden (1565-1600) Marie van Eicken (c1570-1636) Marie Sidonie von Daun-Falkenstein (c1605-1675)
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