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Today is October 13.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Samuel Amidon (1742-1819)Roger Amidon (1702-1757)Elizabeth Hunkins (1715-1747)Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Vrouwtje Appelman (1782-1862)Gerrit Appelman (1742-1809)Geesje Schaper (1745-1812)Hem, North Holland, Netherlands
Arthur Lawrence Robinson Archer (1900-1959)James Lawrence Archer (1887-1941)Catherine Maud Robinson (1880-1966)Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia
Magdalena Augusta von Anhalt-Zerbst (1679-1740)Karl Wilhelm von Anhalt-Zerbst (1652-1718)Sofie von Sachsen-Weißenfels (1654-1724)Zerbst
Frances Avison (1867-1926)Andrew Avison (1834-1882)Ann Clapham (1835-1913)Batley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Harriet Emeline Barney (1830-1911)Royal Barney (1808-1890)Sarah Bowen Estabrook (1811-1895)Amherst, Loraine County, Ohio, United States
Catherine Blakey (1753)Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Florence Alice Boardman (1883-1928)Joseph Boothby Boardman (1837-1915)Elizabeth Bottom (1840-1932)Mimosa, New South Wales, Australia
Aaltje Bommel (1740-1820)Cornelis Bommel (1710-)Marij Jacobs (-)Lutjebroek, North Holland, Netherlands
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927-2016)Mahidol Adulyadej (1892-1929)Sangwan Talapat (1900-1995)Bangkok, Thailand89
Karl Johan Aldrin (1866-1941)Johan Jan Henrik Aldrin (1817-1895)Brita Eriksdotter (1830-1889)Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States75
Jerusha Barden (1805-1837)Seth Barden (1769-1844)Sarah A Finch (1775-1805)Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, United States
Isabel de Beaupre (-aft1359)Ralph de Beaupre (-1329)Margaret de Furneaux (-1349)England
Sarah Bigelow (1681-1754)Jonathan Bigelow (1646-1711)Rebecca Shepard (1650-1686)Colchester, New London County, Connecticut76
Loomis Kellogg Bishop (1836-1924)Cannonsburg, Kent County, Michigan, United States
George Blanch (1864-1951)John Thomas Blanch (1834-1914)Sophia Bratfield (1841-1902)Ballina District Hospital, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia87
Algernon Douglas Edward Harry Boyle (1871-1949)Henry Bentinck Boyle, 5th Earl of Shannon (1833-1890)Julia Charlotte Cradock-Hartopp (-1921)78
Robert John Lascelles Boyle, 11th Earl of Cork (1864-1934)Richard Edmund St. Lawrence Boyle, 9th Earl of Cork (1829-1904)Emily Charlotte de Burgh (1828-1912)Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France70
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)Lillian Elvira Moore (c1876-1944)Washington, United States
William Amos (1812-1895)John Amos (1775)Rachel Bennett (1773)Elizabeth Blanch (1821-1910)Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia
James Archer (1795-1856)John Archer (1748-1832)Mary Pratt (c1759-1810)Sarah Eade (1798-1878)Hacheston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Joane Arnold (1577-1621)Nicholas Arnold (1550-1623)Alice Gully (1553-1596)William Hopkins (1575-1647)Ilchester, Somerset, England
Mary Elizabeth Ballantyne (1858-1942)Richard Ballantyne (1817-1898)Mary P Pearce (1828-1912)Willard Farr (1856-1951)Eden, Weber County, Utah
Margaret Hutchison Bathgate (1828-1857)James Bathgate (1797-1873)Martha Leitch (1802-1854)Stephen Foster Goodsell (1820-1909)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
John Batten (c1748-1814)Elizabeth Cripps (c1760-)Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Robert Bent (1566-1631)Agnes Gosling (1570-1639)Weyhill Grafton, Hampshire, England
Elizabeth Blanch (1821-1910)Edward Blanch (c1787-1860)Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837)William Amos (1812-1895)Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Needham Jasper Alford (1860-1907)Henderson Alford (1829-1863)Frances Sibley (1843-1900)Lucy Margaret Collins (1856-)Pike County, Mississippi, United States
Jonathan Barlow (1769-1820)Nathan Barlow (1726-1812)Margaret Purchase (1739-1791)Annis Gillett (1784-1853)Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts
George Frisbie Hoar (1826-1904)Samuel Hoar (1778-1856)Sarah Sherman (1783-1866)Ruth Ann Miller (1830-1903)Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Edward Jackson (1759-1828)John Jackson (c1716-1801)Elizabeth Cummins (1720-1825)Elizabeth Weatherholt von Brake (1772-1835)Harrison County, West Virginia, United States
Jane Pope (c1783-1872)William Pope (1757-?)Michael Nowland (1794-1854)Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Caroline Martha Quilter (1839-1914)Nathan Jackson Quilter (1808-1878)Elizabeth Plumb (1813-1901)Henry Stock (1843-1915)Rochford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Caroline Talbot (1840-1904)William Talbot (c1815-)Alice Bugden (c1817-)George McDonald Webster (1834-1919)Funny Hill, Binda, New South Wales, Australia
George McDonald Webster (1834-1919)Edward Webster (1809-1888)Catherine McDonald (c1816-1903)Caroline Talbot (1840-1904)Funny Hill, Binda, New South Wales, Australia
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