Long before the Dionne family of Ontario welcomed quintuplets in 1934, the Bushnell family of Chicago welcomed sextuplets — way back in 1866.
In early September, 1866, James and Jennie Bushnell welcomed three boys and three girls on a single day — and all were born alive, remarkably. The names of the babies were:
While all six survived birth, two died during childhood due to illness. The four surviving children were not told that they’d been part of a set of six until they were teenagers.
The longest-lived sibling was Alincia, who passed away in 1952.
If you had sextuplets, three boys and three girls, what would you name them?
Source: “Sextuplets once lived in city.” Union-Sun & Journal 6 Sept. 2014.