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Today is September 17.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

  Father Mother Birth locality Birth nation
Effie R. Ard (1894-?) Moses Caswell "Bunk" Ard (1857-1934) Elizabeth McKenzie (1855-1931)
William Macarthur Bowman (1831-1878) James Bowman (1784-1846) Mary Isabella Macarthur (1796-1852) Sydney Australia
Phyllis Mary Brazel (c1910-2000) William Brazel (1880-1971) Mary Margaret Farrell (1880-1972)
George Cattell (1846-1922) Thomas Cattell (1821-1886) Elizabeth Godfrey (1818-1886) United Kingdom
Vilém Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1803-1850) Josef Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1776-1809) Maria Sophia von Auersperg (1780-1865)
Maria Josefa Deym von Střítež (1836-c1910) Friedrich Deym von Střítež (1801-1853) Maria Longueval von Buquoy (1811-1898) Nemyšl Austrian Empire
James Doty (1686-bef1745) Samuel Doty (c1643-1715) Jane Harmon (c1660-aft1716) Piscataway, New Jersey
Mary Ann E Dunstan (1824-1907) David James Dunstan (1795-1881) Maria Cusley (1797-1878) Wilberforce, New South Wales Australia
John Jay Esden (1930-1952) James Esden (1889-1946) Faye B James (1890-1978)
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Familypedia people who died on this day

  Father Mother Death locality Age at death
Guglielmo VI del Monferrato (c1173-1223) Bonifacio del Monferrato (1150-1207) Helena del Bosco Almyros
John Arbuthnot (c1728-1797) George Arbuthnot (1688-1732) Margaret Robinson (c1701-1729) Mayo, County Mayo 69
Charles Baker (1814-1897) William Baker (bef1799-aft1814) Mary Unknown (bef1799-aft1814) Goulburn, New South Wales 83
Thomas Biffin (c1792-1853) John Biffin (c1767) Susannah Yates (c1771) Mittagong 61
Herbert Ernest Blackman (1876-1939) Robert Blackman (1835-1925) Jane Sloggett (1837-1922) Petersham, New South Wales 63
George Bowes (1701-1760) William Bowes (1656-1706) Elizabeth Blakiston (c1660-1736) 59
Johannes Brouwer (1756-1836) Isaac Brouwer (1722-) Johanna Wilhelmina Lamothe (1722-) Leiden 80
Bonne d'Artois (c1396-1425) Philippe I d'Artois (1358-1397) Marie de Berry (1367-1434) Dijon 29
Marguerite-Louise of Orléans (1645-1721) Gaston of Orléans (1608-1660) Marguerite de Lorraine (1615-1672) Paris 76
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding1 locality
John Alce (1835-1922) Henry Alce (c1810-c1836) Charlotte Gutsell (1819-1891) Mary Ann Watkins (1837-1912) Gosford
Henry Thomas Arbuthnot (1834-1919) George Arbuthnot (1802-1865) Augusta Amelia Adolphina Papendick (1804-1853) Anna Jane Mowbray (1838)
William John Bailey (1829-1879) William Henry Bailey (c1798-1865) Margaret Bradley (1804-1840) Anne Preston (1833-1915) St Albans, New South Wales
Elizabeth Balgowan (1843-1922) William Balgowan (c1808-1887) Jannet Shand (1810-1880) Robert Hudson (c1840-1911) Fish River, New South Wales
Jonathan Ball (1751-1819) Jonathan Ball (1713-) Martha French (1719-) Mary Pratt (1752-1825)
George Best (c1763-1836) Martha Chamberlain (c1778-1833) Parramatta
Henry Botting (1787) William Botting (1743) Mary Bates (c1745) Caroline Belton (1791)
Fergus Bowes-Lyon (1889-1915) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938) Christian Norah Dawson-Damer (1890-1959) Uckfield
Isaac Butt (1824-1895) George Butt (1803-1875) Charlotte Barnes (1799-1875) Margaret Pollard (1830-1914) Camden, New South Wales
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

  Father Mother Joined with Wedding2 locality
Otto Baldwin (1809-1874) Henry Baldwin (c1771-1843) Elizabeth Carpenter (1775-1839) Elizabeth Singleton (1812-1894)+Mary Ann Maskey (1811-1890) Portland Head, New South Wales
Mary Ann Eaton (1800-1889) William Eaton (1769-1853) Jane Lloyd (1770-1823) James Richards (1792-1827)+Isaac Cornwell (1798-1888) Liverpool, New South Wales
Jacob Kelly Hatfield (1823-1903) Jacob Hatfield (1799-1884) Margaret Kelly (1804-1895) Hannah Matilda Gorham (1827-1890)+Deborah Ann Hatfield (1841) Acadia, Nova Scotia
Samuel Perkins (1699-1764) Thomas Perkins (c1659-1719) Sarah Wallis (1658) Margaret Towne (1700-1757)+Martha Gould (1709-1771)
Claudine Maria Beata von Gudenus (1871-1949) Hugo Franz von Gudenus (1833-1922) Charlotte Anna Csávossy de Csávos et Bobda (1842-1923) Rudolf Karel Chotek von Chotkov und Vojnín (1832-1894) + Emil von Rajakovics (1869-1939)
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