The celebration of life when a newborn baby is born is incredibly meaningful for Mom and Dad. But the impact of a newborn baby is felt far beyond his or her parents. The extended family is also elated and overjoyed.
But for one family in England, they have an even bigger reason to celebrate — because the birth of a new baby meant they have five generations of their family alive and well. And this new child marks the second time they’ve had five living generations alive at once.
There are 93 years between baby Ada Kate Smith and her great-great grandmother and the family celebrated this milestone once before with birth of Ada’s father Daniel.
A family is celebrating the arrival of a baby who represents the fifth generation of their family – for the second time
There’s more than 90 years between 15-week-old Ada Kate Smith and her great-great grandmother Evelyn Guy, who is 93.
Incredibly, it’s the second time the family have had five generations alive at once – the last time being when Ada’s father Daniel, 33, was born.
However, just three years later they sadly returned to four generations following the death of David Parry.
He reached the grand old age of 96 when he died in 1984, and was pictured in the original newspaper photograph holding baby Daniel.
The family, who all come from Preston, Lancashire, but now live across the country, got together for photograph of the momentous occasion.
The next generation down from Evelyn is her son Raymond Guy, 73, who now lives in Kendal, Cumbria, followed by daughter Lesley Mitchell, 52, who now lives in Wales.
Lesley’s son Daniel Smith, 33, lives in Nottingham, and finally Daniel’s daughter.
Evelyn, who moved to Preston in 1939 but now lives in sheltered accommodation in Ashton, Greater Manchester, said: ‘I am very proud of them all, they have all done so well.’