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Grace, born in Keynsham Hospital, Keynsham, Bristol at about 7.30pm on Thursday 27th April 1933, home address 14 Sweets Road, Kingswood, Bristol, didn’t like her middle name ‘Enid’ and never used it.

She was influenced during childhood and teenage life by her grandmother, Gertrude Rosa Burgess (1874-1958), aka ‘Grand Pratt’. Grand Pratt lived with the family until her death in 1958 and was cared for by her daughter-in-law, Florence Eveline Jenner (1901-1994) aka ‘Eva’; Grace’s mother. Eva frequently said "I never had Grace until Grand Pratt died" by which time Grace was married anyway. ---read more

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Today is August 13.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States
Louisa Catherine Adams (1831-1870)Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889)Washington, United States
Mary Aikens (1797-1877)Nathaniel Aikens (1759-1836)Mary Polly Tupper (1765-1846)Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
Marvin Adelbert Allred (1849-1916)William Moore Allred (1819-1901)Orissa Angela Bates (1823-1878)Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
Sam Altman (1859-1907)London, England, United Kingdom
Samuel Appleton (1586-1670)Thomas Appleton (1550-1603)Mary Isaac (1549-1613)Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Arnulf of Metz (582-640)Bodegisel II der Franken (bef565-)Chrodoare d'Amay (bef565-c634)Liege, Belgium
Caitlyn Pawski (1899-1958)Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania
John Bannister (1670-1730)Christopher Bannister (1635-1678)Jane Goodenow (1642-1708)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Alvin Blodgett Alden (1818-1882)Samuel Alden (1776-1855)Kezziah Blodgett (1784-)Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States
William Aldridge (1787-1863)William Aldridge (1767-1832)Mary Hook (1765-1805)Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States
Joseph Thompson Atkin (1863-1938)William Atkin (1835-1900)Rachel Thompson (1835-1903)St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States
Samuel Axton (1917-2000)Michael Axton (1889-1942)Darlene McCaskey (1893-1953)Anaheim, California, United States
Christian Badior (c1824-1888)Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Baker (1861-1948)James Baker (1831-1910)Ellen Mansbridge (1834-1903)Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Sophia Bannister (1747-1830)John Bannister (1696-1779)Martha Rice (1703-1767)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Horace Abraham Bennett (1855-1933)Henry Tapus Bennett (1814-1876)Mary Unicomb (1830-1877)Molong, New South Wales, Australia78
George Taft Benson (1875-1934)George Taft Benson (1846-1919)Louisa Alexandrine Ballif (1850-1922)Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, United States
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Tahmina AkterMd Toser BepariRasheda BegumMd Abdullah Al Noman
Andrew Jackson Allred (1831-1899)James Allred (1784-1876)Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879)Chloe Stevens (1838-1872)Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
Morris Apatow (1888-1965)Mary Apatow (1890-1979)Kiev, Ukraine
Jan Appelman (1765-1808)Klaas Appelman (1736-1792)Geertje Jans (1738-1775)Neeltje Potjes (1762-1820)Blokker, North Holland, Netherlands
Mary Bailey (1808-1841)Joshua Bailey (1782-)Susanna Boutwell (1773-)Samuel Harrison Smith (1808-1844)Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio
Sophia Bannister (1747-1830)John Bannister (1696-1779)Martha Rice (1703-1767)Ivory Bigelow (1741-1804)Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Charles Barlow (1813-1901)Amelia Sherringham (1820-1896)Holy Trinity, Kelso, New South Wales, Australia
Hannah Battles (1744-1821)Jeremiah Battles (1719-)Hannah Darling (1722-1799)Ephraim Kempton (1741-1827)Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts
John Christopher Beaven (1869-1955)William Beaven (1837-1919)Catherine Thompson (1842-1930)Hannah Morris (1876-1925)St Albans, 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
George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900)John Douglas Edward Henry Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll (1777-1847)Joan Glassel (bef1805-1828)Amelia Maria Claughton (1843-1894)Danbury Palace, Essex, England, United Kingdom
John II of Nevers (bef1415-1491)Philip II of Nevers (1389-1415)Bonne d'Artois (c1396-1425)Pauline de Brosse (c1450-1479)Chateau de Boussac
Ellen Maria Cook (1878-1957)Peter William Cooke (1833-1911)Charlotte Ellen Cook (1842-1894)Heman Tilton Hyde (1863-1932)Farmington, Davis County, Utah
John William Goman (1818-1886)William Goman (1786-1871)Elizabeth George (c1787-1871)Catherine Gerrard (1839-1920)Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Richard Kimball (1665-1716)John Kimball (1631-1698)Mary Bradstreet (1633-1698)Sarah Waite (1665-1724)Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Mary Elizabeth Merrick (1795-1855)Edward Merrick (c1763-1839)Mary Elizabeth Russell (1765-1840)Robert Martin (1797-1872)North Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Samuel Whitbread (1720-1796)Henry Whitbread (1665-1727)Elizabeth Reed (c1686-1746)Mary Cornwallis (1736-1770)
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