108-year-old meets first namesake out of 71 descendants

CANADA (CNN) – A 108-year-old Canadian man was elated to meet his first namesake – it took 70 descendants before it finally happened.

Esmond Lehne was born about a year ago, but didn’t meet his great-great-grandfather, Esmond Allock, until last week.

The centenarian has six kids, 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Until Esmond Lehne, not a single boy had taken his name.

 

 

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