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Fireman's wife has 15th child
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated October 19, 1959 reads, "Fireman's Wife Has 15th Child -- Mrs. Marie Donckels, 41, of Sepulveda, holds 15th child, Douglas Paul, two days old, who was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank. Mrs. Donckels and husband Louis, 43, of 9237 Noble Ave., have six other boys and eight girls ranging from 2 1/2 to 21 years. Donckels is a Los Angeles city fireman stationed in Van Nuys. Newest addition weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces. With them is Sister Mary Constance, nurse at hospital."
1 photographic print :b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
St. Joseph Hospital (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Hospitals--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Catholic hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Mother and child--California--Los Angeles
Infants--California--Los Angeles
Nuns--California--Los Angeles
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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