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April 13, 1912

Triplets Living at Seventy

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U.S.N., Newport, R. I.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(15):1136. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260040152027

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To the Editor:  —For such professional interest as it may have, I desire to make record in The Journal of the fact that triplets, all surviving in good health, celebrated their seventieth birthday at Chester, Pa., Feb. 24, 1012. They are the children of William West and Martha (Dutton) West, born at Shepherds' Plain, Chester Township, Delaware County, Pa., Feb. 24, 1842. Their names are Elias H. West (married, one daughter), still an active farmer; Kate D. West (unmarried), an active member of the Society of Friends; and Rachel P. (West) Leys (widowed, one son, the present writer), for thirty years a teacher of mathematics in the Friends' Schools of Philadelphia. The father of these triplets died in 1885 at the age of 87. Their mother died in 1894 at the age of 83, the triplets being at that time 52 years of age.It would be a matter of

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