I saw this today on MyHeritage – This 20th-Century Mom Had 22 Kids: https://blog.myheritage.com/2022/05/this-20th-century-mom-had-22-kids/ Longer article.
By Esther May 19, 2022
Most would agree that motherhood is the hardest and most rewarding job in the world, no matter how many kids you end up raising or how many of them actually share your DNA. Whether you had one kid or a whole bundle of them, we salute and celebrate you this Mother’s Day!
The MyHeritage Research team did some digging and uncovered some fascinating details on one 20th-century mother who certainly had her hands full. Charlotte Story, from Bakersfield, California, gave birth to 22 children, including 4 sets of twins, between 1922 and 1946. 20 of them lived to adulthood and survived her, and 2 of them are still alive today. The Research team even managed to get in touch with one of Charlotte’s granddaughters and ask her about her memories of her grandmother.
The Story family became famous in the 40s and 50s as the largest family in the United States, and was featured on many programs — including Groucho Marx.
The story of the Story family