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Today is June 22.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Mary Adams (1735-1774)Phineas Adams (1705-1756)Susan Kingsbury (1711-1739)Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Joseph Arnold (1725-1801)Josiah Arnold (1707-1763)Elizabeth Vaughan (1701-1792)Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island
Hannah Bass (1667-1705)John Bass (1630-1716)Ruth Alden (1643-1674)Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England
Ann Birney (1751-1836)(Newark+ New Jersey+ United States)
Ellen Clarke (1860-1948)John James Clarke (1820-1894)Martha Whittaker (1839-1912)Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Clarke (1822-1907)William Clarke (bef1822)(unknown) Johnston (bef1822)Maghera, County Londonderry, Ireland
Carmella Conti (1910-1995)Angelo Conti (1874-1935)Marianna Marie LaBarbera (1882-1960)Pennsylvania, United States
Mary Cooley (1628-1672)Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
Alice Cork (1849-1929)James Cork (1814-1903)Christina Brown (1813-1887)Milton, New South Wales, Australia
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
William Aldridge (1858-1943)Edward Aldridge (1826-1909)Elizabeth Blackman (1837-1929)Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia85
Ellen Amos (1851-1942)William Amos (1812-1895)Elizabeth Blanch (1821-1910)South Grafton, New South Wales, Australia91
Henry Bailey (1837-1920)George Bailey (1812-1878)Mary Ann Porter (1806-1881)Wombat, New South Wales, Australia83
Mary Bath (1831-1903)William Bath (1804-1870)Susannah Bridgeman (1798-1840)Walcha, New South Wales, Australia72
Martha Beard (bef1629-1706)James/Thomas Beard (1599-1639)Martha Wood (1602-1647)Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States77
Catharina Bos (1806-1867)Antonie Bos (1779-1841)Trijntje van Exter (1780-1853)Lutjebroek, North Holland, The Netherlands
Elizabeth Bowerman (c1836-1867)William T Thomas (1797)Mary Ann Partridge (1797-1877)Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia31
Richard Edmund St. Lawrence Boyle, 9th Earl of Cork (1829-1904)Charles Boyle (1800-1834)Catherine St. Lawrence (c1808-1879)40 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom75
Kezia Browne (c1771-1854)Aaron Browne (1749-1840)Mary Farley (1745-1805)Richmond, New South Wales, Australia83
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Douglas John Atkinson (c1850-1915)Eliza Barham Green (1854-1941)St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mary Ann Bankin (1806-?)Richard Bankin (1758-1845)Prudence Perkins (1783-1828)Thomas Joseph Williams (1797-1858)Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
John Vincent Belcher (1940)Victor Cecil Belcher (1899-1971)Noelene Catherine Geraghty (1903-1974)Marcia Evelyn Belcher nee TunksBlakehurst, New South Wales, Australia
Sara Bergwerf (1758-1820)Pieter Bergwerf (1724-)Trijntje Borsje (c1731-)Adriaan MandelMaassluis, South Holland, Netherlands
Mary Best (1803-1870)George Best (c1763-1836)Martha Chamberlain (c1778-1833)John Mills (c1799-1821)St Johns, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Ann Bonner (1585-1624)William Bonner (1566-1627)Marie Chapman (1578-1653)Robert Jennison (1583-1652)St. Nicholas Parish, Newcastle, Northumberland, England
Harold Edwin Boon (1880-1957)Joseph William Boon (1854-1909)Elizabeth Holyland Cramp (1851-1941)Ada Jane Pitt (1881-1958)Bracknell, Tasmania, Australia
Henry Botting (1756-1837)Henry Botting (1734)Sarah Milham (c1738)Elizabeth Potter (1756-1835)Balcombe, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Catherine Brownlow (1846-1914)William Brownlow (1799-1865)Selena Eacott (1818-1906)William Clements (1842-1904)St James, Binda, 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
Throope Chapman (1734-1794)Thomas Chapman (1701-1793)Mary Throop (1707-1795)Deborah Wilson (1743-)
Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere (1773-1865)Robert Salusbury Cotton, 5th Baronet of Combermere (1739-1809)Frances Stapleton (c1740-1825)Caroline Greville (c1775-1837)England
Mary Lathrop (1716-1808)Hope Lathrop (1671-1736)Elizabeth Lathrop (1677-1763)Caleb Phelps (1708-1781)Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Jessie Harlan Lincoln (1875-1948)Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926)Mary Eunice Harlan (1846-1937)Frank Edward Johnson (1873-1955)Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, United States
Lewis Vail (1784-1856)Davis Vail (1756-1816)Hannah Moore (1761-1822)Jane McCune (1782-1817)Ohio, United States
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    On February 18, (less than two weeks ago) I created a brand new article for the subject Green Harbor Monument, a semi-historic cenotaph in Old Winslow Burial Ground in Marshfield, Massachusetts. In less than two weeks this article has soared to a 1st place ranking on the Bing search engine and 2nd place on the google search engine for searching …

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