Death of Mary Ann Darling Fischer

1933 - December 9, 2012
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Mother of 1st surviving US quintuplets dies
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KRISTI EATON, The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (AP) — As the mother of five children in a small U.S. town, the limelight was the furthest thing from Mary Ann Darling Fischer's mind. All that changed on Sept. 14, 1963, when Fischer gave birth to the first known surviving quintuplets in the United States.

Thrust into the spotlight after giving birth to the four girls and one boy, Fischer and her then-husband retreated into the most quintessential South Dakota activities...

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