Family Records

I'm temporarily dumping everything here in this page, before working around to sort them to other pages later.

Oldest mother:

Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara gave birth to twin sons at Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona, Spain on December 29, 2006, at the age of 67, breakimg the previous record, of Adriana Iliescu, who gave birth to Eliza-Maria at age 66 on January 16, 2005, breaking the world record for the previous oldest mom, Satyabhama Mahapatra, an Indian woman who gave birth at age 65 on April 9, 2003...previously breaking the world record of the oldest mom, Arceli Keh, age 63 and 9 months on November 7, 1996, breaking the previous record set by Rosanna Della Corte of Canino, Italy, giving birth to a son on July 18, 1994, at 62.

Youngest mother:

The youngest mother whose history is authenticated is Lina Medina, who delivered a 6-pound boy by cesarean section in Lima, Peru in 1939, at an age of 5 years and 7 months. The child was raised as her brother and only discovered that Lina was his mother when he was 10.

Girls such as this suffer from a hormonal imbalance, or precocious puberty, which is characterized by premature secondary sex characteristic development. In a small percentage ovarian and uterine development appropriate for fertility also occurs, making pregnancy possible. Lina, for instance, began menstruating at age 3.

Youngest mother - oldest mother.

Lina Medina on October 18, 1967, at 33.

Youngest father:

Sean Stewart, of Sharnbrook, England, became the father of a healthy 6 pound baby boy on January 20, 1998, at age 12. He was given the day off from school to be at the bedside of his teenage girlfriend and next-door neighbor Emma Webster when she gave birth. Described by Emma's parents as "mature-looking", the precocious youth first told them he was 14, but later confessed his real age when news of the pregnancy broke. Shocked at first, Sean vowed to stand by both his girlfriend and his child, saying, "I want to be there for the baby and to be part of it all." As for what the future holds for the young couple, Emma said she planned to continue her education and raise the child herself with the support of her parents.

Oldest father:

This one may be unknown, but Robert Young knew of a circumstance of a man who fathered at age 93.

Youngest grandmother:

The youngest grandmother whose history is authenticated is Mum-Zi, a member of Chief Akkiri's harem on the island of Calabar, Nigeria, became a mother at 8 years and 4 months. Her daughter also delivered a child at age 8, making Mum-Zi a grandmother at age 17.

Youngest grandfather:

The youngest grandfather whose history is authenticated is Fale Wright, following the birth of a baby girl to his son, Stephen, and his girlfriend, both 14 years old, Dale Wright of Warwickshire, Britain, became the youngest known grandfather at age 29. Mr. Wright, who was also 14 when Stephen was born, was astonished when his son told him his girlfriend was expecting, but did all he could to be supportive. "I wish it hadn't happened," he told the press, "but I couldn't shout at Stephen too much because I'd done the same at his age." Asked what he thought about his father becoming a grandpa, Stephen remarked, "I think dad was more concerned about being a granddad than me having the baby. I've got to be careful about calling him granddad now he doesn't like it too much."

Youngest great-great-great grandmother:

On March 8, 1987, Harriet Holmes of Newfoundland, Canada (born January 17, 1899) became the youngest living great-great-great grandmother at 88 years 50 days. Her family averaged 17.6 years per generation.

Youngest great-great-great-great grandmother:

On January 21, 1989, Augusta Bunge of Wisconsin, U.S. (born October 13, 1879) became the youngest great-great-great-great grandmother at 109.

Duh: Oldest great-great-great-great grandmother:

Mrs. Sarah Knauss at 119! But she is famous for being the oldest person in the world, not the oldest great-great-great-great grandmother.

Her photo with her great-great-great-great-grandon can be found in OldesWoman.html.

Earlier records,

Oldest mother:

Mrs. Ruth Alice, born on Wakefield, Massachusetts, on June 11, 1899, gave birth to Suzan, at Glendale, near Los Angeles, on October 18, 1956, at the age of 57 years 129 days.

Youngest great-great-great grandmother:

Mrs. Ann V. Weirick (1888-1978), of Paxtonville, Pennsylvania, at the birth of her great-great-great-grandson, Matthew Stork (September 9, 1976), at age 88. She died on January 6, 1978.

Most living ascendants:

Micheal Levion Moss (born March 23, 1979) of Underwood, Minnesota, had a full set of grandparents, great-grandparents, and 3 great-great-grandparents, making 17 direct living ascedants.


Oldest mothers:

In the United States, between 1997 and 1999, 539 births were reported among mothers over age 50.

When I can expand this table, I have plans on putting this on it's own page.

Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara 67 December 29, 2006 Sant Pau Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
Adriana Iliescu 66 January 16, 2005 Giulesti Maternity Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
Name withheld 66 March 2007 (Austrian ethnicity)
Satyabhama Mahapatra 65 April 9, 2003 Raipur, Chhatisgarh, India
Papathiammal Subramaniam 64 February 23, 2004 Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
Arceli Keh 63 November 7, 1996 Highland, California, USA
Rosanna Della Corte 63 July 18, 1994 Italy
Patricia Rashbrook 62 July 5, 2006 London, England
Janise Wulf 62 February 17, 2006 Redding, California
Cecilia Tuaileva 61 January 16, 1988 Australia
Liz Buttle 61 November 1997
Lauren Cohen 59 May 22, 2006 Paramus, New Jersey, United States
Ruth Alice 57 October 18, 1956 Glendale, California, USA
Judith Cates 57 December 12, 1998 Evansville, Indiana
Aleta St. James 56 November 9, 2004 9:18 a.m. and 9:19 a.m. (twins) Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA

Aleta St. James, at 57 in 2 days, holding her twin babies on November 10, 2004.

Lauren Cohen, at 59 on July 4, 2006, the oldest woman in the U.S.A. to give birth to twins.

Adriana Iliescu, former world record, at 67, on January 16, 2006, with her 1-year-old daughter, Eliza-Maria, in their apartment in Bucharest, Romania.

Most proximate births:

Gloria Kuehn, of Lemay, Missouri, gave birth to a daughter on June 9, 1978, and a son on January 19, 1979, at only 224 days later.