Bernice Leavitt Jackson relaxes on the front porch of her Davenport home while visiting with her granddaughters Kyra Arland, front, and Hailey Arland, in 2011.
When Bernice Jackson had her eighth son, the Port Townsend (Wash.) Leader made note of the clan with several photos, including this front page image of the first seven. Eventually seven of the boys entered military service. From left are Dennis, David, Harvey, Patrick, Daniel, Robert and Jeffrey.
Surrounded by family and military photos, Bernice Leavitt Jackson sits in her Davenport living room with granddaughters Kyra, left, and Hailey Arland in 2011.