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Today is October 19.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Jesse G. Alford (1838-1900)William Alford (c1800-)Eveline GinnPike County, Mississippi, United States
James Arbon (1812-1871)James Arbon (1780-1864)Elizabeth Newman (1787-1868)Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
William Baker (1655-1702)William Baker (1629-1679)Mary Eddington (1633-1655)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
David Baldwin (1651-c1689)Joseph Baldwin (c1612-1684)Hannah Whitlock (c1613-1661)Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States of America
Elbert Sidney Brigham (1877-1962)Sanford Josiah Brigham (1838-1925)Sarah Jane Bronson (1842-1901)St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, United States
Elizabeth Burnham (1711-1730)Eleazar Burnham (1678-1744)Lydia Waterman (1676-1757)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Adelia Burras (1865-1940)Oscar Burras (1838-bef1880)Annette Hakes (1841-c1910)North Fairfield, Huron County, Ohio, United States
James Butler (1610-1688)Thomas Butler, Viscount Thurles (1594-1619)Elizabeth Poyntz (1587-1673)London, England, United Kingdom
Juan Carlos Cabrera (1952)Justo Emilio Cabrera (1914-2001)María Alicia Faustina Fernández (1919-2002)Ciudad de Mendoza, Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Stephen Joseph Abbott (1804-1843)James Abbott (1753-1830)Phoebe Howe (1763-1842)Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Hermann I. von Orlamünde (c1128-1176)Albrecht von Brandenburg (c1100-1170)Sophie von Winzenburg (c1105-1160)48
Mary Backus (1692-1770)John Backus (1662-1744)Mary Bingham (1672-1747)Windham, Windham County, Connecticut
Edward Bangs (1592-1677)John Bangs (c1560-1631)Jane Chavis (c1565-1632)Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States86
Elizabeth Barnes (1677-1757)Jonathan Barnes (1642-1714)Elizabeth Hedge (1647-1731)Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Beaumont (1742-1797)John Beaumont (1715)Ann Lamport (1711)Hadlow, Kent, England, United Kingdom55
William James Betts (c1869-1937)William Goodchild Betts (1845-1910)Emma Jones (1852-1919)6 Moira Avenue, West Ryde, New South Wales, Australia68
Jan Bos (c1812-1855)Cornelis Bos (c1775-aft1818)Jantje de Moel (c1775-c1823)Hoogwoud, North Holland, Netherlands43
John Robert Bowerman (1855-1927)Robert Bowerman (1830-1897)Elizabeth Ann Staughton (c1833-1891)Ryde, New South Wales, Australia72
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Henry Adams (1582-1646)Richard Adams (1555-1605)Agnes Stone (1555-1616)Edith Squire (1587-1673)Charlton Makrell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Ellen Baker (1839-1915)Thomas Baker (1819-1904)Eleanor Cutbush (1819-1882)Samuel Welsh Munsie (1830-1896)West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Simeon Eben Baldwin (1840-1927)Roger Sherman Baldwin (1793-1863)Emily Pitkin Perkins (1796-1874)Susan Mears Winchester (1840-1931)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Harold Evion Beard (1928-2007)William Lannie Beard (1905-1970)Rosa "Mae" Fussell (1907-1991)Daisy Vermell BrumfieldMadisonville, St. Tammany Parish
Mary Anne Bellamy (1825-1912)James Zadock Bellamy (1798-1875)Hannah Singleton (1802-1869)James Henry Shields (1813-1890)St Annes, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
George Taft Benson (1875-1934)George Taft Benson (1846-1919)Louisa Alexandrine Ballif (1850-1922)Sarah Sophia Dunkley (1878-1933)Logan Temple, Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States
Gustav Adolf of Sweden (1906-1947)Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973)Margaret of Connaught (1882-1920)Sibylla von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1908-1972)Coburg, Germany
Lydia Ann Broomfield Blackman (1851-1936)Charles Edward Blackman (1824-1914)Hannah Barnes (1831-1924)Alfred Barnes Curd (1845-1920)Presbyterian Manse, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
Elizabeth Booth (1641-1732)Richard Booth (1607-aft1687)Elizabeth Hawley (1607-1689)John Minor (1635-1719)Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States of America
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Henry Gore (c1789-1869)Henry Gore (1736-1791)Anna Catherine Keller (1761-1840)Jane Thompson (1799-1880)(Fayette County, West Virginia)
Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516)John II of Aragon (1397-1479)Juana Enriquez de Córdoba (1425-1468)Germaine of Foix (1488-1538)
William Wight (1783-1824)Levi Wight (1761-1830)Sarah Corbin (1760-1832)Abigail Cudworth (1787-1858)Oppenheim, Fulton County, New York
Elizabeth de Stafford (1337-1375)Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford (1301-1372)Margaret de Audley (1318-1347)John de Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley (1331-1367)
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