• Short Summary

    Quadruples, all boys, were born to margaret Guinnane - who emigrated from Manchester, England, to the United States of America - in Providence Hospital, Detroit, October 23.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Of hospital in Detroit.
    0.04

    2.
    CU Name of hospital 'Providence'.
    0.07

    3.
    SV PAN DOWN .. Entrance to hospital.
    0.10

    4.
    LV Int.. Nurses with four babies in incubators.
    0.14

    5.
    CU PAN.. Babies in incubators.
    0.24

    6.
    LV Incubators, father in foreground.
    0.29

    7.
    CU Father.
    0.33

    8.
    SV PAN..Babies in incubators.
    0.42

    9.
    SV Father and mother.
    0.46

    10.
    CU Of mother.
    0.49

    11.
    SV Mother and father.
    0.53



    Initials EHR/S/AHS/AS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Quadruples, all boys, were born to margaret Guinnane - who emigrated from Manchester, England, to the United States of America - in Providence Hospital, Detroit, October 23. The babies were born within the space of six minutes.

    Born six weeks prematurely, they were placed in incubators. Latest report: they were "doing well". They were baptised immediately by hospital chaplain, Father J. Leo Healy, and their names are: Peter, Paul, Vincent and Gerard. Vincent is the smallest - weighing only 2 lbs 15 ozs - and Gerard is named after his 29-year-old father. The babies have light brown hair.

    Their parents already have two other boys - Anthony, aged 7, and Stephen, aged 5. Although Mrs. Guinnane wanted "at least one girl", she said four mor boys were "just lovely".

    The mother, aged 30, married Gerard Guinnane, a GBP25-a-week engineer, in Manchester in August 1952; and then went to America. Her husband got a pay increase of GBP2.17 when his employer heard that quadruplets were on the way.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6OTJSGP0D1CPIOKTPNRLXA4WJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OTJSGP0D1CPIOKTPNRLXA4WJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (1)

  1. Smithm31 says

    My grandparent’s best friends at the time:)

    x
    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment