Whenever I see this it makes me think of an old Saturday Night Live skit, Tommy Flanigan, the pathological liar, done by Jon Lovitz. Tommy is obviously making things up as he goes along, each story more exaggerated than the last.
See, the anointed around in 1914 actually knew people that were....ummm.....born later! Yeah, that's right, they knew each other....... actually it makes them sort of the same generation, because they are....ummmm....overlapping! Yeah, overlapping! Actually the one generation hasn't passed away yet, because the anointed alive today knew anointed who lived thirty years ago......and those anointed knew the anointed who were around in 1914! Yeah, that's the ticket! One generation, just like the bible says.