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Today is December 7.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Augusta Adams (1802-1886)John Adams (1774-1803)Mary Ives (1775-1812)Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Joseph Bailey (1845-1928)John Thomas Bailey (c1810-1890)Elizabeth Ann Prosser (1814-1885)St Albans, New South Wales, Australia
Texas Pringle Bates (1902-1976)Albert Franklin Bates (1867-1751)Texas Cope Pringle (1866-1958)Alabama
Antil Botting (1708)Nicholas Botting (1676-1752)Ann Antil (bef1703)Nuthurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Edward Botting (1819)Benjamin Botting (1780)Grace Nibley (bef1803)Horsham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Mary Isobel Bowden (1878-1931)William Bowden (1853-1895)Maria Levingston (1859-1945)
Frederic Macarthur Bowman (1836-1915)James Bowman (1784-1846)Mary Isabella Macarthur (1796-1852)New South Wales, Australia
Lucy Muriel Bray (1892-aft1918)Edward Charles Bray (1857-1942)Lucy Muriel Howard (1872-1963)Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia
Ada Brunswik von Korompa (1896-c1980)Eugen Ludwig Brunswik von Korompa (1858-c1930)Anna Wurmb von Nordmünster (1862-c1935)Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Ethel Maud Anlezark (1889-1920)Andrew Anlezark (1862-1908)Ellen McDonald Love (1869-)Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia31
Ann Blanch (1831-1896)Edward Blanch (c1787-1860)Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837)Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia65
John Ebenezer Brown (1914-1998)Ebenezer Brown (1879-1960)Rachel Mitchell Mavor (1874-1934)Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
John Brownlow (1868-1951)John Brownlow (1838-1867)Isabella Fraser (1832-1920)Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia83
Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947)Henry L Butler (1833-1904)Mary J Murray (1838-1912)Manhatten, New York, United States85
Clarence Cuthbert Cramp (1893-1939)Clarence Courtney Cramp (bef1890-)Florence C (bef1890-)Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia46
Mildred Sarah Cramp (1877-1956)Albert William Cramp (1856-1933)Philadelphia Willett (c1857-1943)Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia79
Thomas Crosby (1701-1745)Joseph Crosby (1669-1759)Sarah French (1671-1727)44
Stanley May Crouch (1904-1968)Samuel Crouch (1858-1945)Sarah Jane Thurgood (1872-1937)Gosford, New South Wales, Australia64
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Louisa Maria Adams (1846-1907)Henry Adams (1797-1866)Elizabeth Clarke (1822-1870)Themio Laundess (1833-1886)Young, New South Wales, Australia
Harriet Aris (1846-1915)William Aris (1801-1867)Patience Usher (1805-1873)Robert WatersSt Mary's, Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Henry Phillip Bagnall (1872-1952)Joshua Nimrod Bagnall (1842-1913)Louisa Parker (1845-1928)Mary Ann Elizabeth Frost (1876-1964)Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia
Katherine Becham (1572-1608)Richard Becham (1545-1592)Margaret Reval (1545-)Edward Shepard (1570-1608)Essex, England, United Kingdom
Lewis Boutell (1826-1899)Lewis Boutell (c1790-)Mary Bartlett (c1790-)Anna Greene (1833-1916)Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Jeptha S. Brock (1854-1911)Valentine Brock (c1821-1881)Bethany Ginn (c1820-1880)Susan Arvanzine Holmes (1857-1954)
Charles VIII de Valois (1470-1498)Louis XI de Valois (1423-1483)Charlotte de Savoie (1441-1483)Anne de Bretagne (1477-1514)
Louis de Bourbon (1682-1712)Louis of France (1661-1711)Maria Anna von Bayern (1660-1690)Marie-Adelaide de Savoie (1685-1712)
Clifford James Cramp (1915-1976)Ernest Alfred Cramp (1883-1954)Grace Isabella Elvins (1889-1980)Beryl Lorna Wicks (1914-1963)Goulburn, 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
Dougald McDougald (1832-1904)McDougald familyCatherine Bouie (-)Mattie H. Hall (c1862-1894)
Thomas Starkey (c1818-1901)James Thomas Starkey (c1770-1830)Mary Manning (c1779-1833)Catherine Eliza Christmas (c1817)Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Dorothea von Pfalz-Neuburg (1670-1748)Philipp Wilhelm von der Pfalz (1615-1690)Elisabeth Amalie von Hessen-Darmstadt (1635-1709)Francesco I Maria Farnese (1678-1727)Parma
Eschive d'Ibelin (1253-1312)Jean d'Ibelin (-1264)Alice de la Roche-sur-l'Ognon (-aft1277)Guy de Lusignan (c1278-1303)
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