|Lieutenant William R. Kirk -
See Military Biographies of Noble County, Ohio
|Source: Wheeling Register - W. Virginia
Dated: May 31, 1878
Five at Birth
The most remarkable birth ever known in the history of
accouchments occurred never Salesville, Guernsey County, on
last Monday night. Mrs. McCormick gave birth to
five healthy children, four of whom were boys and one girl.
The medical works give but few instances of such wonderful
births, and when they do occur the children have scarcely
been known to live. In this case the mother and
children are, in the common language on such occasions,
"doing well." The community down there is excited and
the famous father is the hero of all the country around
about and his fame will spread on the wings of the
newspapers from one end of the country to the other.
His home is already an object of pilgrimage for all the old
women of the region.
Two births each of four children, have occurred within
the last fifteen years, near this region, but this outdoes
all the recorded occurrences perhaps in the United States.
|Stives, Joshua N. - See
Biography in Knox Co., Ohio