Mr. L.C. Clemons
The editor of the Cedar County Republican recently was presented with a 6 pound sweet potato, the largest known to have been grown in that county this year. He decided to give it to the oldest person in Cedar county. The contest was short lived when the name of L.C. Clemons was handed him. Mr. Clemons is 106 years old. He carried mail between Vincennes, Ind., and Springfield, Ill., in 1835. He is a veteran of both the Mexican and Civil wars. On the day he reached his one hundredth birthday he celebrated the occasion by cutting a shock of corn.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO., Dec. 27, 1919
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