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Today is February 19.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Mary Gardiner Adams (1845-1928)Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Agnes von Österreich (1206-1226)Leopold VI. von Österreich (1176-1230)Theodora Angelina (c1182-1246)
Leonardus Gerardus Bakker (1858-1945)Leendert Bakker (1825-1866)Gerarda van Steen (1822-1893)Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Joseph Bolles (1608-1679)Thomas Bowles (1576-1635)Elizabeth Perkins (1580-1610)Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Gijsbert Burgers (c1682-)Burgert Gijsbertsen Burgers (bef1665-?)Agnietje Lodewijks (bef1665-?)Veenendaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
Dorothy Morgan Carrad (1910-)Harold Landon Carrad (1878-1953)Hildred Morgan Brown (1884-1932)Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Rem Cashow (1768-1816)Frederick Cassou (c1726-)Maragriete Hardenburg (1728-)Wolver Hollow, Nassau County, New York, United States
Albert Edward Daniel Clarke (1876-1969)John James Clarke (1820-1894)Martha Whittaker (1839-1912)Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Clayton (1793-1849)Thomas Clayton (1754-1829)Ellen Mayor (1754-1836)Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Mary Ann Harriet Abbott (1827-1911)Charles Abbott (1800-1851)Harriett Allen Lempriere (1800-1836)Knightsbridge, Greater London, England, United Kingdom84
Annie Grace Aldridge (1909-1917)William Aldridge (1858-1943)Georgina Smith (1870-1909)Border Hospital, Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia8
Samuel Green Arnold (1778-1826)Welcome Arnold (1745-1798)Patience Greene (1754-1809)Providence, Rhode Island, United States48
Roger Sherman Baldwin (1793-1863)Simeon Baldwin (1761-1851)Rebecca Sherman (1764-1795)New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States70
Thomas Bardolf, 5th Baron Bardolf (1369-1408)William Bardolf, 4th Baron Bardolf (1349-1386)Agnes Poynings (1350-1403)Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom39
Arthur John Bellamy (1878-1956)George William Bellamy (1835-1901)Margaret Elizabeth Ackroyd (1849-1922)Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia78
Samuel Blackman (1819-1903)Samuel A Blackman (1788-1843)Mary Hoskisson (1795-1857)Cobbitty, New South Wales, Australia84
Elsie Winifred Blunt (1891-1980)Frederick Lynch Blunt (1848-1898)Mary Richey (1850-1940)Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia89
Jan Brander (1790-1852)Tijs Brander (1756-1817)Barber van Meteren (1762-1816)Hoogkarspel, North Holland, Netherlands
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Needham W. Alford (1848-1922)William Alford (c1800-)Eveline GinnLaura Evaline Brumfield
Alice May Avard (1892-1954)David John Avard (1865-1944)Martha Jane Wright (1871-1940)Victor Thomas Osborne (1893-1955)East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Browne (1552-1607)Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu (c1527-1592)Jane Radcliffe (c1532-1552)Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton (1545-1581)
Emeline Keeler Brush (1821-)George Philllips Brush (1775-1829)Polly Keeler (1780-1865)Harvey Woodworth (1814-)
Isabella Jane Campbell (1811-1886)Samuel Campbell (1783-1866)Elizabeth M Steele (1785-1853)William Allen Gore (1809-1878)Monroe County, West Virginia, United States
Margaret Catherine Caterson (c1855-1933)James Caterson (1815-1870)Catherine Rogers (1822-1893)Henry Warr Turnbull (1849-1938)Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Chaseling (1834-1900)John Chaseling (1799-1876)Ann Everingham (1802-1849)Isaac Hewitt (1831-1913)Lower Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Spencer Clausen Condie (1909-1998)Gideon Condie (1881-1966)Carrie Christina Clausen (1883-1962)Josie Peterson (1912-2008)Cache County, Utah
Sloper Cox (1823-1877)William Cox (1789-1850)Elizabeth Piper (1792-1864)Adelaide Sophia Garling (1831-1901)Richmond, 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
Jan Brander (1790-1852)Tijs Brander (1756-1817)Barber van Meteren (1762-1816)Bregje Sluijs (1812-1877)Hoogkarspel, North Holland, Netherlands
Mary Jane Cutcliffe (1835-1909)George Cutcliffe (1808-1858)Elizabeth Hill Jones (1797-1897)Ulrich Auer (1840-1925)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Josiah Quincy (1710-1784)Edmund Quincy (1681-1738)Dorothy Flynt (1678-1737)Elizabeth Waldron (1722-1760)
Jeanne I d'Auvergne (1326-1360)Guillaume XII d'Auvergne (c1303-1332)Marguerite d'Évreux (1307-1350)Jean II de Valois (1319-1364)Nanterre, France
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    Our usual page view tally is between 6,000 and 10,000, from what I vaguely recall of skimming the list I get each day. I wonder what gave us a sudden boost to 12,374 yesterday and 11,238 today. I suspect that it was nothing to do with the frequent recent winner, Eduard Einstein (1910-1965), who was in 8th place with only 340 views on the list I br…

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