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The following people were born
DOUGLAS, Mr Walter Donald — 21st April 1861
THAYER, Mr John Borland — 21st April 1862
JOHNSON, Mrs Aliina Vilhelmina — 21st April 1884
LUCAS, Mr William Arthur — 21st April 1886
EDBROOKE, Mr Francis Samuel Jacob — 21st April 1888

The following people died
HANKINSON, Mr Thomas William — 21st April 1936
DOUGLAS, Mrs Mahala — 21st April 1945
GEORGE/JOSEPH, Mrs Shawneene — 21st April 1947
EARNSHAW, Mrs Olive — 21st April 1958
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Hampshire Advertiser (1900) THE CHARGE OF MURDERING A SEAMAN
The Times (1904) Mrs. Pirrie awarded freedom of the city of Belfast
New York Times (1907) PRESIDENT'S SON STAR AT RECITAL
(1912) Letter from William Byles to his mother-in-law
(1912) Memorial Service Programme
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