Mary Ann Darling Fischer was born on June 8, 1933, at her grandparent’s farm near Hecla, S.D. She later took a job at a vacuum and oil company and married Andrew Fischer in 1955, according to her obituary.
Before the Fischer quintuplets, only two sets of quints born in the Western Hemisphere had survived infancy. They were the Dionnes of Canada in 1934 and the Dilgenti children in Argentina in 1943.
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