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h5-12696Merriann and Greg have chosen the name Oliver Emmanuel for their beautiful new son born November 6, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Birth Statistics

Weight: 7 pounds and 11 ounces
Length: 20 1/2 inches
Time: 8:51 pm
Date:Friday, November 6, 2009
Delivered by: Lisa Kaepernick, M.D.
Baby’s doctor: Kenneth B. Gass, M.D.



Origin of the name Oliver…

Latin, Scandinavian – “Olive tree”, “Kind”


November 6, 2009 – a day to remember
The Weather:

The sun rose over Bellingham at 7:05 am and set at 4:41 pm

In the financial world

the Dow Jones closed at 10023.42
Minimum Wage was $8.55

and the prices of some big and little ticket items were

Loaf of Bread: $2.49
Gallon of Milk: $3.85
Average New Home: $252,100.00

Gallon of gasoline: $2.82
New Car: $21,750.00


Bellingham: 76,500
U.S. Population: 306,576,091

Oliver shares his birthday with these other interesting people

1851 – Charles Henry Dow – American journalist and inventor who developed the system of stock market analysis that has become the Dow Jones stock averages.
1854 – John Philip Sousa – American composer known as “The March King” for military marches “Stars and Stripes Forever”, “Semper Fidelis”, and many others.
1861 – James Naismith – Canadian-American physical-education director who, in 1891, invented the game of basketball.
1892 – John William Alcock – British aviator, who with Arthur Brown, made the first nonstop transatlantic flight in 1919, eight years before Lindbergh’s famous solo flight.

There have been some other notable events on this day in history

1860 – Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th President of the United States.
1928 – Jacob Schick received a patent for the first electric razor.


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