Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fourteen Children in Family of Dresden Couple

Proud? Why not? It isn't every one who can have 14 as fine and healthy children as Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Williams, of Dresden, who are shown above, with their family. They have been married 21 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams were married when they were 28 and 17, respectively. Mr. Williams is now 49 and Mrs. Williams 38.

In the 21 years of their married life, and despite the large number of children, death never invaded the family and all the children are living at home. The parents are life long residents of the Dresden neighborhood. It is believed their family record for 20 years of age ...the state. The youngest is Rhea Marine, who arrived to gladden the happy home just one month ago and the eldest, Harley Williams, is 20 years of age.

Members of the family are: Left to right, top row, Roy, 10 years; Ethel, 15 years; Harley, 20 years; Mary, 17 years; Clarence, 18 years; Gladys, 14 years. Bottom row, Frank, aged five years; Clayton, seven years; Stella, eight years; Chester, four years; Mr. Williams, holding Clara, aged one year; Mrs. Williams holding Rea Marine, aged one month, Lenn, aged 12 years and Warren, aged three years.

(The Times Recorder - August 11, 1924)

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