I think many JWs are of the belief that one is anointed at his/her baptism (just like Fred Franz apparently was, also Jesus himself), whether they start partaking at that point or not.
That would definitely buy them some more time! Frankly, I wouldn't put anything past them, but JW literature currently contradicts that idea. The DC speakers were actually careful to qualify their statement about Franz being anointed at baptism by saying that this was their understanding, "At the time."
Also, we don't have any way of knowing if Fred Franz was the absolute last member of Generation 1.1.; There could have been any number of anointed who lived into the mid or late 90s.
I agree that there might be more extreme examples than Franz, but think they would be pretty darn tough to find. Do you know of any?
"Generation 1.1" are not those born at or around 1914. They are those:
"....anointed who were on hand when the sign began to become evident in 1914."
In other words, they were already anointed when 1914 rolled around. Then as now, this would exclude children. Being baptized at the time was the outward symbol of one's "Full consecration" as the Bible Student understood the term and Russell explained it in the book, The New Creation.
Franz, who got in just under the wire in 1913 and lived another 78 years is pretty unusual.