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Today is February 17.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Elizabeth Allen (1764-1846)John Bartlett Allen (1733-1803)Elizabeth Hensleigh (c1738-1790)Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Mary Ann Howell Arbuthnot (1816-1905)William Arbuthnot (1781-1852)Mary Howell (1782-1854)New Jersey, United States
Francis Bailey (1849-1926)John Bailey (1797-1878)Ellen Perkins (1832-1896)Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia
Otto Baldwin (1809-1874)Henry Baldwin (c1771-1843)Elizabeth Carpenter (1775-1839)Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Hannah Barnes (1712-1789)John Barnes (1666-1752)Hannah Howe (1677-1742)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Cyrus Bates (1792-1839)Oliver Bates (1763-1828)Rebecca Hart (1763-1840)Halifax, Windham County, Vermont, United States
Jan Boon (1658-aft1704)Meindert Boon (c1635-aft1677)Anna Egges (c1635-aft1677)
John Buell (1671-1746)Samuel Buell (1641-1720)Deborah Griswold (1643-1717)Killingsworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Pieter Buis (1860-1906)Klaas Buis (1824-1895)Trijntje Pennekamp (1822-1909)Onderdijk, Netherlands
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Geertje Jans (1713-1752)Jan JacobszAacht CornelisAndijk, North Holland, Netherlands39
Ellen Mary Ahrens (1871-1933)Heinrich Ahrens (c1815-1891)Sophia Fischer (c1826-1886)Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Redick Reddin Allred (1848-1940)Reddick Newton Allred (1822-1905)Lucy Hoyt (1824-1907)Manti, Sanpete County, Utah92
William Greatrex Bailey (1846-1919)John Bailey (c1809)Anna Maria Greatrex (c1815)73
Olvert Bakker (1853-1896)Klaas Bakker (1809-aft1862)Marijtje Bakker (1822-)Wervershoof, North Holland, Netherlands43
Elizabeth Bartlett (1643-1713)Robert Bartlett (1603-1688)Mary Warren (1610-1683)Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts70
John William Bennett (c1846-1930)Annandale, New South Wales, Australia84
Johann Gottlieb Michel Bernitt (1753-1813)Jacob Niclas Bernitt (1724-1774)Catharina Elisabeth Seidler (1725-1760)Wismar50
George Blundell (1826-1888)George Blundell (1793-1887)Amy Frances Wells (1795-1857)62
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Robert Arbuthnot, Sr, 1st of Haddo-Rattray (c1694-1756)John Arbuthnot, Sr, of Whitehill and Toddlehills (c1670-)Barbara MacRanald (c1670-)Mary Petrie (-1756)Peterhead, United Kingdom
John Jacob Astor (1864-1912)William Backhouse Astor, Jr. (1829-1892)Caroline Webster Schermerhorn (1830-1908)Ava Lowle Willing (1868-1958)United States
Hannah Backus (1676-1752)William Backus (1634-1721)Elizabeth Pratt (1641-1726)Thomas Bingham (1667-1720)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Henry Baldwin (1827-1864)Edwin Baldwin (1805-1868)Alice Clark (1810-1863)Mary Ann Houston (1835-1856)Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Bingham (1667-1720)Thomas Bingham (1642-1729)Mary Rudd (1649-1726)Hannah Backus (1676-1752)Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Johannes Brouwer (c1779-1850)Johannes Brouwer (1756-1836)Johanna de Meij (c1756-1824)Cornelia van der Vossen (c1785-1843)Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Alexandra Mary Hilda Cadogan (1900-1961)Henry Arthur Cadogan (1868-1908)Mildred Cecilia Harriet Sturt (1869-1942)John Albert Edward William Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough (1897-1972)St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, England, United Kingdom
Ann Chaseling (1802-1863)Thomas Chaseling (c1772-1847)Margaret McMahon (c1777-1815)Matthew James Everingham (1795-1884)Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Cleaver (c1760)John Baughan (c1754-1797)Sydney, 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
Alexander Abel-Smith (1904-1980)Francis Abel Smith (1861-1908)Madeline St. Maur Seymour (1862-1951)Henriette Alice Cadogan (1914-2005)Queen's Chapel, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot (1773-1856)William Bagot, 1st Baron Bagot (1729-1798)Elizabeth Louisa St. John (c1744-1820)Louisa Legge (1787-1816)St. James's, Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
John Baughan (c1754-1797)John Baughan (1739-1808)Ann Woodly (1740-1791)Mary Cleaver (c1760)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Gershom Brigham (1680-1749)Thomas Brigham (1641-1717)Mary Rice (1646-1695)Mehitable Spring (1683-1699)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
John Buckman (1811-1887)James Buckman (1770-1844)Susannah Price (1780-1848)Ellen Cupitt (1811-1896)Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia
Henriette Alice Cadogan (1914-2005)Francis Charles Cadogan (1885-1970)Ruth Evelyn Howard (1877-1962)Alexander Abel-Smith (1904-1980)Queen's Chapel, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
William Channell (1808-1884)Naomi Oliver (1812-1862)Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Carl Christian Christensen (1848-1916)Christian Larsen (1797-1876)Maren Kierstine Jensdatter (1810-1858)Ida Marie Mortensen (1869-1939)Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States
Ellen Cupitt (1811-1896)George Cupitt (1777-1846)Mary Wicks (c1777-1845)John Buckman (1811-1887)Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia
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