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Bob Lind, Published January 08 2013

Neighbors: Oakes woman seeking buyer for quintuplets photo

The Dionne quintuplets were big news when they were born in 1934 because they were believed to be the first quints to survive infancy.

The five identical girls were born in Ontario, Canada. Their names were Yvonne, Annette, Cecile, Emilie and Marie.

From birth through much of their lives, the world watched their every move.

Three of them have died. The remaining two, now 78, are Annette and Cecile.

The quints come up because Johanna Kvigne, Oakes, N.D., has a nicely framed photo of the young girls.

Johanna paid $125 for the picture years ago. Now she’d like to sell it.

If you know of a place that buys items like this, you can let her know. Her address: Johanna Kvigne, 213 Lilac Ave., Oakes, ND 58474.

And maybe you are old enough to remember the Dionnes. If so, let Neighbors know your thoughts of them.


If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107; fax it to (701) 241-5487; or e-mail blind@forumcomm.com


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