Little Harper’s a perfect addition

THE recent birth of Harper McIntyre in Wodonga provides a unique family situation.

She is a fifth generation on both sides of her family.

Her father is Beau McIntyre, 19, and her mother Taylor Walsh, 17, with both having strong family connections in the region.

The family matriarch on Mr McIntyre’s side is Daphne Paull, 89, from Corryong.

Her daughter is Susan Wilkinson, 63, from Corryong, and grandaughter Cheryl McIntyre, 42, from Kiewa.

The matriarch on the other side of the family is Wodonga resident Hazel Clarkson, 90, who is well known for being a secretary of the Wodonga Cricket Association.

Her daughter is Dianne O’Dwyer, 65, from Wodonga and granddaughter Joanne Campbell, 42, from Wodonga with Ms Walsh being her great grandaughter.

Harper has an older sister Alexis Campbell, who is 11 months old.

Longevity is a trait with both families.

Mrs Paull had six children, has 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

Mrs Clarkson had four children, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

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