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Elizabeth Ann Buttle was 60 when son was born

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 1 comments

Image: Mother With the Longest Interval Between Kids (41 years). Photo credit: oddee.com
Photo credit: Mother With the Longest Interval Between Kids (41 years)
Elizabeth Ann Buttle had two children, Belinda and Joseph, which is nothing special all by itself.

Her first child, Belinda Buttle, was born on May 19, 1956 - when Elizabeth was 19 years old.

The amazing part is the interval between the birth of Belinda and Joseph.

It was the longest interval between births ever.

Her second child, Joseph Buttle, was born on November 20, 1997 when Elizabeth was 60 years old, an interval of 41 years 185 days.

If you're familiar with the song I am my own grandpa! (a novelty song written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe, performed by Lonzo and Oscar in 1947), well, Joseph's sister was old enough to be his own grandma!

Source: World's Oddest Mothers


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Catherine

About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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1 comments

  1. Ryan says:

    Wow!!

    Anyone know if she had IVF or anything when she had Joseph?

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