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Today is January 19.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Marie Antoinette Abalain (1931)René Adolphe AbalainCharlotte Marie FalkenburgJakarta, Indonesia
Obadiah Allen (1694-1781)Elnathan Allen (1666-1735)Mercy Rice (1670-1727)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
William Allred (1790-1841)William Allred (1756-1808)Elizabeth Thrasher (1754-1841)Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States
Norman Frederick Angel (1884-1963)Henry Angel (1836-1924)Frances Eleanor Jane Cornish (c1850-1927)Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Ellen Mary Bailey (1874-1949)Henry Bailey (1837-1920)Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909)Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Beverly (1780-1856)John Beverly (1739-1811)Anna Sheldon (1739-1783)Dighton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Olive Emily Black (1913-1970)Frederick James Black (1882-)Sarah Ethel Dillon (c1889-)Northam, Western Australia, Australia
Frederick Ingram Clarridge Blunt (c1818-1898)John Blunt (bef1776-bef1849)Elizabeth Claridge (c1772-bef1824)Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Jessie Bowden (1881-1968)George Bowden (1859-1943)Emma Jane May (1861-1947)Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
John Adams (1630-1703)John Adams (1595-1633)Eleanor Newton (1598-1681)Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts73
Guigues VI de Forez (c1250-1278)Renaud I de Forez (c1215-1270)Isabelle de Beaujeu (1225-1297)28
Edward Arbon (1819-1896)James Arbon (1780-1864)Elizabeth Newman (1787-1868)Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia77
Susannah Atkinson (1641-1669)Thomas Atkinson (1608-1643)Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Cecilia Bailey (1895-1927)James Bailey (1854-1933)Wilhelmina Thompson (1862-1939)Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia32
Neeltje Bankras (1821-1892)Simon Bankras (1797-1841)Aaltje de Jong (1797-1824)Zwaag, North Holland, Netherlands71
Sarah Mary Bartlett (1612-1691)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Caroline Maggie Belcher (1870-1951)Charles Ernest Belcher (1846-1919)Margaret McDonald (-1888)Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia81
Gavril Bogdan (c1625-1683)Gheorghe Bogdan (c1580-1634)Anghelina Scoarțeș (c1597-c1645)
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Augustus Ames (1817-1867)Frances Ann McQueen (1825)Mackinaw, Tazewell County, Illinois, United States
Louis Napoleon Anlezark (1863-1951)Thomas Ainsworth Anlezark (1839-1928)Charlotte Rogan (1842-1870)Elizabeth Susan Baker (c1864-1942)Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Stijntje Appelman (1806-1856)Pieter Appelman (1768-1848)Jantje de Boer (1769-1836)Pieter Groen (1816-1853)Grootebroek, North Holland, Netherlands
Walter Kermode Archer (1856-1930)William Archer (1820-1874)Ann Hortle (1825-1899)Amy Augusta Sorell (1868-1909)Baptist Manse, York Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Elizabeth Benedict (1791-1849)John Benedict (1741-1808)Marcy White (1759-)Asa Hubbell (1783-1868)Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Teetje Blokker (1816-1870)Pieter Blokker (1787-1862)Cornelisje Reus (1791-1868)Volkert Deen (1817-1870)Grootebroek, North Holland, Netherlands
Dirk Boerman (1706-c1770)Jan Boerman (c1675-c1735)Lijsbeth SpijlGeert KlaasGrootebroek, North Holland, Netherlands
Cornelis Buijsman (1791-1855)Pieter Buijsman (1763-1836)Marijtje Jong (1767-1845)Digna Hoogendam (1792-1835)Grootebroek, North Holland, Netherlands
William James Byrnes (1884-1964)Peter Byrnes (1845-1925)Jane Maria Sherry (1856-1938)Anne Jane Irvine (1886-1942)Canowindra, 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
Mary Stewart Ainslie (c1830-1925)James Ainslie (1808-1860)Mary Steven (1808-1887)Edwin Cox (c1825-1894)Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Charles Bruce, 3rd Earl of Ailesbury (1682-1747)Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury (1655-1741)Elizabeth Seymour (c1655-1696)Juliana Boyle (c1697-1739)
János Bánffy de Losoncz (1934-c2000)László Bánffy de Losoncz (1896-1974)Ilona Zeyk de Zeykfalva (1909-c1985)Erzsébet Jósika de Branyicska (1949)Blaj, Alba County, Romania
Simon Coolidge (1632-1693)John Coolidge (1604-1691)Mary Ravens (1602-1691)Priscilla Rogers (1652-1694)Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Robert Cummins (c1740-c1841)Charles Cummins (-1812)Millie/MildredDelpha Bowling (c1772-bef1814)Albemarle County, Virginia, United States of America
Nathan Doan (1824-1891)Joseph Doan (1792-1861)Eliza Carpenter (1802-1873)Margaretta M Pyle (1851-1891)
Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda (1937)Henry Jaynes Fonda (1905-1982)Frances Ford Seymour (1908-1950)Thomas Emmet Hayden (1939)Laurel Canyon, California, United States
Jan Hendrik Kelderman (c1757-1814)Jan Derk Kelderman (c1711-1808)Cornelia van Eck (c1731-1808)Maria Wecke (1780-)
Francis James Peisley (1803-1859)John Peisley (1774-1828)Elizabeth Boswell (1776-1863)Esther Lee (c1824)Emu Plains, New South Wales, Australia
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