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Today is May 26.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth place
Carl David Anderson (1878-aft1905) Anders Peter Nilsson (1849) Gustava Matilda Karlsdotter (1846) Brunnby, Skåne County, Sweden
Philip Anstruther (1802-1862) Robert Anstruther (1757-aft1801) Anne Nairne (bef1801-1804) Elie and Earlsferry, Scotland, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Davenport Ashford (1777-1825) Thomas Ashford (1731-1797) Sarah Davenport (1741-1805)
Mary Barnes (1856-1930) James Barnes (1815-1897) Jemima Stokes (1819-1905) Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Kenneth Birtwistle (1928-1992) John Birtwistle (1894-1954) Bessie Taylor (1895-1955) 7 Green Street, Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Arthur William Brownen (1886-1973) Christopher Charles Brownen (1840-c1916) Sarah Cook (1842-c1912) New Milton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Abner Tyler Burroughs (1805-1897) Tyler Burroughs (1770-1845) Anna Pratt (1773-1847) Warren, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Emily Maud Cadogan (1773-1839) Charles Sloane Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan (1728-1807) Mary Churchill (1758-)
Catharina Capposs (1650-) Martin Capposs (-bef1673) Baden, Germany
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death place Age at death
William Addams (1705-1773) Richard Addams (-1648) Gertien op den Graeff (c1683-c1726) Adamstown, Pennsylvania, United States 68
Thomas Arbon (1823-1872) James Arbon (1780-1864) Elizabeth Newman (1787-1868) Templers, South Australia, Australia 49
Simeon Baldwin (1761-1851) Ebenezer Baldwin (1710-1792) Bethiah Barker (1719-1762) New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut 90
Joseph Henry Barsden (1873-1943) Joseph Henry Barsden (1851-1901) Kerrenhappuch Shield (1854-1895) Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia 70
Richard Bettes (c1737-1793) Trewen, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Gertrude Sarah Blackman (1858-1948) William Richard Blackman (1825-1898) Mary Single (1832-1909) Dover Heights, New South Wales, Australia 90
Valerian Brecht (1844-1897) Bernard Brecht (1795-1863) Katherine Horeweddel (1801-)
Lewis A Brumfield (1857-1927) John Quincy Brumfield Dorcas Magee (1831-1857) Washington Parish, Louisiana, United States 70
Leon Cantacuzino (1818-1874) Gheorghe Cantacuzino (1785-1854) Yelena Mikhailovna Gorchakova (1794-1845) Podolie, Nové Mesto nad Váhom District, Trenčín Region, Slovakia
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with-g1 Wedding1 place
Johann Georg Bach (1836-1903) Johann Konrad Bach (1794-1857) Anna Maria Schmidt (1796-1877) Elizabethe Margarethe Schauer (1839-1917)
Mercy Baker (1699-1777) John Baker (1672-1763) Anna Annable (1675-1732) Benjamin Lathrop (1697-1758) Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Emma Bath (1854-1928) William Bath (1804-1870) Sarah Jane West (1815-1909) Robert Noakes (1846-1923) Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Becham (1545-1592) Walter Beckham (1523-1560) Cecily Jenison (1525-1562) Margaret Reval (1545-) Fransham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
John Thomas Blackman (1857-1936) Thomas Harley Blackman (1818-1879) Cathrine McCann (1829-1894) Mary Ann Large (1864-1936) Roman Catholic, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Gerrit Bos (c1797-1872) Cornelis Bos (1762-) Aletta Boonzaaijer (1769-) Barendina Nieuwburg (1793-1865) Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands
Alfred Randolph Brazier (1886-1968) John Hesse Brazier (1845-1933) Ann Donnelly (1846-1935) Clara Maud Fittler (1892-1972) Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Beatrix Bulteel (1859-1937) John Bulteel (1827-1897) Euphemia Emily Parsons (c1831-1914) Frederick William Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham (1855-1929)
Leslie Richard Case (1903-1978) William Richard Steele Case (1880-1951) Sarah Lydia Jane Clark (1882-1943) Hettie Parker (1894-1971) Taringa, 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
Katalin Bethlen de Bethlen (1700-1759) Sámuel Bethlen de Bethlen (1663-1708) Borbála Nagy de Borsa József Teleki de Szék (c1675-1732)
Bathsheba Lathrop (1671-c1742) Barnabus Lathrop (1636-1715) Susanna Clark (1638-1697) Samuel Freeman (1662-1743) Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Frederica Susanna Schomberg (c1687-1751) Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg (1641-1719) Karoline Elisabeth von der Pfalz (1659-1696) Robert Darcy, 3rd Earl of Holdernesse (1681-1722) Hillingdon
József Teleki de Szék (c1675-1732) Mihály Teleki de Szék (1634-1690) Judit Weér de Köröstarcsa and Muron (1641-1707) Katalin Bethlen de Bethlen (1700-1759)
Agnes von Hessen (1527-1555) Philipp I. von Hessen (1504-1567) Christine von Sachsen (1505-1549) Johann Friedrich II. von Sachsen (1529-1595) Weimar, Germany
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