CA Family Claims 'Largest' Title


#1

Wow! Seventeen kids.

wltx.com/fyi/fyi.aspx?storyid=33388

http://www.wltx.com/assetpool/images/0512167469_largest_family.gif


#2

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. I know a woman who had 17 children with her husband of 50 years. The husband died shortly after their 50 wedding anniversay a few years ago. All 17 of her conceptions lived and they are all alive today. I saw the photo of the adult children. Too bad I can’t share the picture or the parent’s name. I met this woman going to daily Mass.

I’ve got a strong feeling there are quite a few unaccounted large families in the world.

  • I might add this mother of 17 is among the most joyful mothers I’ve ever met.

#3

Hold onto your hats…the media hate storm should be starting soon, right?


#4

That is just too cool!

Brenda V.


#5

God bless 'em.


#6

wow and none of them multiple births…which means she was preggo 17 times!


#7

My paternal grandmother had 24 live births (no multiples) and miscarried 9 times. They lived on a farm with no telephone, no electricity, no running water, and no medical services at all. There wasn’t even a real church in the community, just a building. Fr. Suggs would ride through and celebrate mass one Sunday, a Baptist might come the next Sunday, and so on. Early death was so common that they didn’t name the children until they were a year old and she named 15 of them. My extended family is so large that I have first cousins I’ve never met.


#8

There’s a family in Britain with 20-odd living children.


#9

[quote=LSK]Hold onto your hats…the media hate storm should be starting soon, right?
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Either that or the UN going to the International Court to have the arrested for having too many children:rolleyes:

PF


#10

I taught in a small community in Wisconsin for many years. Every year I would have a child from a certain family. It turns out that this family had 21 children. I once asked one of the kids to bring in a photo of the whole family. The kids I had were from the “end of the line” and most of the children were married and out of the house. They lived on a farm and were very, very poor. I still can’t imagine how that woman did it. Think of the cooking!!!


#11

[quote=bapcathluth]I taught in a small community in Wisconsin for many years. Every year I would have a child from a certain family. It turns out that this family had 21 children. I once asked one of the kids to bring in a photo of the whole family. The kids I had were from the “end of the line” and most of the children were married and out of the house. They lived on a farm and were very, very poor. I still can’t imagine how that woman did it. Think of the cooking!!!
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Practice makes perfect, I guess :smiley: I wish I could get it down with one!!


#12

[quote=mumto5]There’s a family in Britain with 20-odd living children.
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actually there are a few families in the US with 20, they just don’t get media attention…


#13

[quote=spacecadet]actually there are a few families in the US with 20, they just don’t get media attention…
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24 is more than 20 :wink:

And I’m not British.


#14

[quote=bapcathluth]I taught in a small community in Wisconsin for many years. Every year I would have a child from a certain family. It turns out that this family had 21 children. I once asked one of the kids to bring in a photo of the whole family. The kids I had were from the “end of the line” and most of the children were married and out of the house. They lived on a farm and were very, very poor. I still can’t imagine how that woman did it. Think of the cooking!!!
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What is it about Wisconsin and large families? My brother-in-law is from Wisconsin, and comes from a family of 14 kids (it would be 17, but three died in infancy). His parents are one of the most devout Catholics I have seen, and are the kindest people. :smiley:


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