On May 19, 1930, Carl and Sarah “Sadie” Morlok of Lansing, Michigan welcomed identical quadruplets.
The quads were named Edna A, Wilma B, Sarah C, and Helen D.
Their first names were inspired by the hospital in which they were born, the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital (Edna/Edward, W./Wilma, Sparrow/Sarah, Hospital/Helen).
Their middle names — the letters A, B, C and D — indicated birth order.
- “Helen Morlok, 73; One of the World’s Oldest Identical Quadruplets.” Los Angeles Times 7 Nov. 2003.
- “Morlok Quadruplets Ready to Make Debuts on Stage.” Reading Eagle 5 Aug. 1936: 5.
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