On February 22, 1944, Spencer and Easter Hutto of rural Alabama welcomed quadruplets: Dianne, Yvonne, Spencer and Sherianne.
The quads were born about 30 days premature, and though they were said to be in “good condition” at first, none of them lived very long. Dianne, the first-born, was the only one that lived longer than 24 hours.
For the short time they were alive, their story was front-page news. And that was enough for expectant parents to pick up on the baby name Sherianne (and several variant spellings) in 1944:
The other three names saw decreased usage that year, ironically.
The Huttos, who had already lost a baby named Daphne prior to having the quads, did go on to have three babies that lived to adulthood: Gloria, Felton, and Cornelia.
- “Three Quadruplets Died in Decatur Hospital.” Tuscaloosa News 23 Feb. 1944: 2.
- Easter Mildon Hutto – Find a Grave