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Today is November 19.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Alice Eleanor Baker (1863-1926)Thomas Baker (1819-1904)Eleanor Cutbush (1819-1882)Allyn River, New South Wales, Australia
Hugh Bangasser (1936-1981)
Sarah Louise Verna Bath (1865-1898)Alfred Bath (1842-1900)Sophie Caroline Hogenow (c1845-1887)Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Annie May Bellamy (1873-1946)John Thomas Bellamy (1851-1905)Susan Hockley (1849-1918)Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Cornelis Boots (1686-1764)Cornelis Boots (1651-1723)Immetje Klaas (-1700)Berkhout, North Holland, Netherlands
Rinehart Frederick Brecht (1909-2003)Michael Brecht (1874-1963)Rosa M. Hasley (1878-1966)Benton County, Iowa, United States
Karolina Chotková von Chotkov und Vojnín (1865-1919)Bohuslav Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín (1829-1896)Wilhelmine Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1838-1886)Berlin, Germany
Ellen Mary Clancy (1866-1927)John Clancy (c1834-1890)Bridget Redden (c1840-1882)South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Josephine Conti (1918-1993)Angelo Conti (1874-1935)Marianna Marie LaBarbera (1882-1960)Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Guurtje Akkerman (c1750-1813)Jan AkkermanWervershoof63
Thomas Allen (1728-1798)Nathaniel Allen (1699-1770)Dorcas Bowes (1698-1779)New London, New London County, Connecticut
Elisabeth von Anhalt-Dessau (c1386-c1416)Siegmund I. von Anhalt-Dessau (1368-1405)Jutta von Querfurt-Naumburg (c1370-aft1411)27
Fanny Amelia Ashenden (1856-1923)William Ashenden (1829-1867)Sarah Blackman (1834-1877)Bundarra, New South Wales, Australia67
Charles Avery (1845-1915)George Avery (1810-1878)Elizabeth Kingsnorth (1820-)Mulbring, New South Wales, Australia70
Harriet Unicombe Bennett (1849-1891)Henry Tapus Bennett (1814-1876)Mary Unicomb (1830-1877)Molong, New South Wales, Australia42
Jacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman (1913-1982)Jacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman (1879-1918)Johanna Elisabeth Maria Beijenveld (1879-1965)Hellendoorn, Overijssel, Netherlands69
André Bettencourt (1919-2007)Victor Jacques Henri Maurice Bettencourt (1875-1946)Jeanne-Marie Clémence Françoise de Chalendar (1883-1924)Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Earl of Lathom (1837-1898)Richard Bootle-Wilbraham (1801-1844)Jessy Brooke (c1813-1892)61
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Briggs Alden (1723-1796)John Alden (1682-1739)Hannah Briggs (1684-1739)Mercy Wadsworth (1724-1812)Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Philo Washington Alden (1840-1920)Washington Brown Alden (1799-1859)Hannah Bartlett (1805-)Eliza Dutton (1839-1881)Hampden County, Massachusetts
Jane Means Appleton (1806-1863)Jesse Appleton (1772-1819)Elizabeth Means (1780-1844)Franklin Pierce (1804-1869)Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
Samuel Auber (1750-1827)Samuel Auber (c1720-)Susannah Durham (c1721-1815)Elizabeth Newman (c1753-)Stepney, London, England, United Kingdom
Hugh Dudley Auchincloss (1858-1913)John L. Auchincloss (1810-1876)Elizabeth Buck (1816-1902)Emma Brewster Jennings (1861-1942)New York City, New York County, New York, United States
John Barrett (1789-1873)George Barrett (bef1789)Jane Kendall (bef1789)Ellen Simpson (1784-1875)Ribchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Nicholas Bayly (1769-1823)Nicholas Bayly (c1749-1814)Frances Nettlefield (c1749-)Sarah Laycock (1783-1820)St Johns, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Robert Merrill Bottom (1917-1993)William Dell Bottom (1881-1963)Cordelia Pearl Matherly (1882-1962)Beulah Ernstine Ingram (1918-1980)
Bessie Brock (1893-)Jeptha S. Brock (1854-1911)Susan Arvanzine HolmesJames Robert Thornhill
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Paul Bushell (1832-1911)Paul Bushell (c1768-1853)Isabella Brown (1801-1883)Eliza Mary Cobcroft (1842-1925)Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia
Amos John Chandler (1853-1918)Arthur William Chandler (c1828-1904)Sarah Mitchell (c1832-?)Rosanna Cameron (1873-1964)Walcha, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Ann Hipwell (c1765-1837)Thomas Roker Alexander Gosper (1768-1847)Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Julia Murdock Smith (1831-1880)John Murdock (1792-1871)Julia Clapp (1796-1831)John J Middleton (1800-1869)
Jireh Swift (c1665-1749)William Swift (c1665-1749)Ruth Allen Tobey (1628-1706)Mary Besse (c1700-)Wareham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Ralph Turnbull (1814-1901)Ralph Turnbull (1791-1838)Grace Cavanough (1795-1828)Sarah Cross (1840-1898)Ebenezer, New South Wales, Australia
Eberhard II. von der Mark-Arenberg (c1375-1440)Eberhard I. von der Mark-Arenberg (c1326-1378)Marie von Looz (c1330-1400)Agnes de Walcourt (-1441)
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