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. : :!:S : : : :W:S:": : : : ^ 101 YEARS OLD TODAY -- Mrs. Desiree Pensis of 175 S. llth St., today is observing birthday anniversary as Wcirton's oldest citizen. She is pictured here with four of her five RIGHT) Mrs. Adhena Pinnello of McDonald, Pa.; Mrs. Pensis; Jules Gosseaux of East Pa.; Mrs. Nellie Rciss of Baity, Va. and Mrs. Simone Hale of Wclrloii. Another son, Aime in McDonald. HEADS SIX GENERATIONS'-- Mrs. Desiree Pensis of Weirton heads a family'of six and 99 descendants. Part of the family pyramid are (KNEELING, left to right) Debbie Bailey, both of Weirton, great grandchildren of Mrs. Pensis, and (SEATED, left to right) Larry Follansbce, great grandson; Mrs. Pensis; Mrs. Nellie Brown of Valparaiso, Ind., granddaughter; ; Patti MacLachlan, Weirton, great granddaughter, and Fred Servais of Follansbee, grandson. Pensis has 5 children, 17 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 32 great great grandchildren, great great great grandchild. I Mrs. Pensis 101 Years Old I She Has 99 Descendants In 6-Generation Span By EMILY HOKVAT Times'Staff Writer , Mrs. Desiree Pensis of 175 S. llth St. today is observing her 101st birthday celebration. Weirton's' oldest resident also has the distinction of heading a family of six generations and 99 'descendants. She makes her home with her daughter.and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hale, who .were hostesses Sunday afternoon for the birthday open house celebration. celebration. Mrs. Pensis was born in Roux, Belgium, one of four children of Graziani Wounded In Charleston' Ex-State Official Shot In Ambush CHARLESTON, W. Va. (UPI) ^-A sifting of clues went on quietly today for answers behind the ambush shooting early Sunday of Philip Graziani, onetime onetime deputy attorney general, outside; his home. A would-be assassin, possibly from bushes next to Graziani's 1 home, fired two shots from a small-caliber handgun, appar? entlyatclose range, attheElkins native.. Blood smears Indicated the Charleston attorney fell to the sidewalk, but got up and groped in darkness, apparently wandering wandering around outside his New England-style home u n t i l he made it to the porch, His w i f e discovered him slumped on a porch chair and 'called a friend, Mrs. Leo Cat- sonls, who sent Knnawha County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick 'Casey to the scene. Â· Two bullets remained wedged in his head late Sunday. It was Casey who first discovered Graziani Graziani shot. One shotstruck him in the back of the head and the other pierced his jaw. No motive was immediately established, but Chief of Detectives Detectives Arlie Robinson told UPI the state, county and city authorities were questioning several persons, persons, and was probing for a reason from "all angles now." Graziani lives less than half a block from the West Virginia Capitol, where the attorney served as a deputy under former Attorney General C. Donald Robertson in the Barren years. Robertson, his brother, Dana, also an attorney, and James Haught, then director of the Federal Housing Administration in West Virginia, face trial May 16 on charges they conspired to direct state business Into a 'corporation. ' .'. Trial Witness UPI learned thnt.Graziani was to have been a witness in Umt trial. Much of his practice was In Turn To Ex-State Page 2 Auguste Regnier and Virginia Verllayden. She came to the United States from Belgium on Dec. 3, 1903, and had been a 'resident of McDonald, Pa., for more than 60 years. Mrs. Pensis has resided in Weirton six years. She has been blessed with good health most her life and comes from a known for longevity. Her father lived to be 105. Mrs. Pensis has five children, all living, 17 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 32 great great grandchildren, and 1 great great great grandchild. Robert Martin Heesemann Jr., age 3, Chicago, is of the sixth generation. Mrs. Pensis' five children are: Mrs. Adhena Pinnello of McDonald McDonald who is 83 years old; Jules Gosseaux of West Brownsville, Brownsville, Pa., 80; Mrs. Nellie Reiss Baity, Va., 77; Mrs. Simone of Weirton, 73, and Aime Pensis of McDonald, 55. . Â· The six generation descent began with the birth of Mrs. Pensis' first child, Adhena. She was born in 1889 in Roux, Belgium. Adhena married Tony Pinnello. The couple reside In McDonald, and have a daughter, Mrs. George (Nellie) Brown of Chicago, who is the third generation. Mrs. Leon (Dena Gay) Gil- chrlst of Chicago became the fourth generation.:' She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brown. The Gilchrist couple also have daughter, Mrs. Robert -(Linda) Heescmann; who : ls the fifth generation. Three years ago, Robert Martin Heesemnnn Jr. was born, marking the sixth generation. The Heescmann f a m i l y resides In Chicago. ,