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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 12.

Familypedia people who were born on this day

 FatherMotherBirth place
Margaret Ada Adam (1816-1900)William Thom MacDonald Adam (1793-1875)Isabel Glen Laird (1794-1844)Calder, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Louisa Catherine Adams (1811-1812)John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852)Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sherman Adams (1867-1943)Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Casey Affleck (1975)Timothy Byers AffleckChristopher Anne BoldtFalmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America
Mercy Albury (1834-1884)John Albury (1794-1868)Ann Ralph (1794-1860)East Farleigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Florence Beatrice Anson (1860-1946)Thomas George Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield (1825-1892)Harriet Georgiana Louisa Hamilton (1834-1913)
Ann Jackson Arundell (1831-1919)Thomas Arundell (1806-1860)Sarah Wood (c1801-1875)Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Elsie Marie Augustine (1917-1997)John Frederick Augustine (1886-1970)Cora Arledge (1886-1963)Somerville, Butler County, Ohio, United States
Mildred Irene Augustine (1920-)John Frederick Augustine (1886-1970)Cora Arledge (1886-1963)Somerville, Butler County, Ohio, United States
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Familypedia people who died on this day

 FatherMotherDeath placeAge at death
Andrei Dmitriyevich of Trubetsk (c1360-1399)Dmitri Olgierdovich of Bryansk (c1330-1399)Anna Ivanovna of Drutsk (c1335-c1375)
Gleb Svyatoslavovich of Smolensk (c1353-1399)Svyatoslav Ivanovich of Smolensk (c1325-1386)
Ivan Dmitriyevich Kindyr of Trubetsk (c1365-1399)Dmitri Olgierdovich of Bryansk (c1330-1399)Anna Ivanovna of Drutsk (c1335-c1375)
Carel Steven Adama van Scheltema (1815-1897)Henricus Nicolaas Adama van Scheltema (1786-1870)Madelaine Petronelle Perrenoud (1785-1816)Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands82
Benjamin Allen (1662-1721)John Allen (1631-1711)Sarah Ann Smith (1640-1674)Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Joseph Australia Archer (1882-1965)Robert Archer (1848-1929)Caroline Cramp (1849-1929)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
James Andrew Arndell (1831-1894)Thomas Arndell (1799-1865)Sophia Loder (1803-1887)"Glen Dhu", Blandford, New South Wales, Australia
Willard Josiah Arnold (1869-1947)Orson Pratt Arnold (1838-1912)Alicia Quilley Read (1840-1922)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Charles-Augustus Arquette (1878-1927)Charles Augustus Arquette (1837-1924)Phillimene Fritchie (1849-1930)Toledo, Ohio, United States
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Familypedia people who were first married on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g1Wedding1 place
Myron Strong Hopkins Affleck (1918-2002)Myron Hopkins Strong Affleck (1884-)Frances Perkins (1887-)Nancy Louise Byers (1924-1969)Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Edith Ida Stuart Appleton (1849-1892)William Stuart Appleton (1814-1891)Georgiana Louisa Frances Armistead (1817-)William Sumner Appleton (1840-1903)Massachusetts
William Sumner Appleton (1840-1903)Nathan Appleton (1779-1861)Harriet Coffin Sumner (1802-1867)Edith Ida Stuart Appleton (1849-1892)Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Balcombe (1672-1752)Henry Balcombe (1641-1683)Elizabeth Haynes (1644-1715)Gershom Rice (1667-1768)Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Henry Balcombe (1641-1683)Elizabeth Haynes (1644-1715)Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Charles Beasley (1828-1905)Charles Beasley (1807-1876)Mary Charlton (1809-1853)Sarah Greenhalgh (1828-1883)Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Jacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman (1913-1982)Jacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman (1879-1918)Johanna Elisabeth Maria Beijenveld (1879-1965)Cornelia Helena Vlietman (1911-2003)Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
James Blanch (1811-1895)Edward Blanch (c1787-1860)Maria B Ashdown (c1789-1837)Mary Ann Balcombe (1815-1904)Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Jane Bristow (1551-1595)Nicholas Bristow (1500-)Margaret Boteler (1500-1583)James Olmstead (1551-1595)Great Leighs, Essex, England
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Familypedia people who had their second wedding (or first after a liaison) on this day

 FatherMotherJoined with-g2Wedding2 place
Martha Ellen Ashby (1832-1873)Nathaniel Ashby (1805-1846)Susan Hammond (1808-1851)Briant Stringham (1823-1871)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
Eliza Biffin (c1833-1909)Thomas Biffin (c1792-1853)Louisa Best (c1794-1835)William Webb (1835-1910)Trinity Church, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Bradbury (c1797-1852)William Bradbury (1769-1836)Elizabeth Howle (c1777-aft1836)George Cannon (bef1840-)St Johns Catholic Church, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Henry Carlos Ferdinand Eyring (1835-1902)Edward Christian Eyring (1810-1850)Ferdinandine Charlotte Caroline Von Blomberg (1811-1843)Deseret Fawcett (1852-1926)Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
John Scott Harrison (1804-1878)William Henry Harrison (1773-1841)Anna Tuthill Symmes (1775-1864)Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin (1810-1850)Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Dudley Leavitt (1830-1908)Jeremiah Leavitt (1796-1846)Sarah Sturtevant (1798-1878)Mariah Huntsman (1841-1922)Tooele, Tooele County, Utah
Archibald John Primrose, 4th Earl of Rosebery (1783-1868)Neil Primrose, 3rd Earl of Rosebery (1729-1814)Mary Vincent (bef1757-1823)Anne Margaret Anson (1796-1882)Holkham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Ludwig VI. von der Pfalz (1539-1583)Friedrich III. von der Pfalz (1515-1576)Maria von Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1519-1567)Anna von Ostfriesland (1562-1621)Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Pedro II of Portugal (1648-1706)John IV of Portugal (1604-1656)Luisa de Guzmán (1613-1666)Marie Sofie von Pfalz-Neuburg (1666-1699)Lisbon, Portugal
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