Remarkable Ohio Woman, Ninety-Three Years Old, Reads Without the Aid of Glasses.
Chardon, O., Jan. 2.-One of the most remarkable women of Geauga County is Mrs. Lucinda M. Avery, who was 93 years old on the 23d of last month.
She has probably lived longer in one place than any other resident in the county, as she has lived over seventy years on a farm in Munson, where she began housekeeping.
Mrs. Avery was born in Ellisburg, N.Y., in 1810, and with her husband made the journey to Ohio with an ox team in 1832. Another remarkable fact about Mrs. Avery is that she discarded glasses twenty-five years ago. She is an interested reader of the newspapers and keeps well posted on the news of the world, being able to read the finest newspaper type without the aid of glasses.
Mrs. Avery, who is in good health, is well preserved for a woman of her age, and hopes to note Ohio's progess in future years. [The St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, Mo.) January 03, 1904 - Submitted by Kate Watson]
Henry E. Ford of Burton, aged 81, is one of Geauga county's oldest Masons, having joined the order in 1860 - fifty-eight years ago. He frequently walks up town - in fact, seldom rides when coming to town on business or pleasure. He is pretty regular attenday at lodge, and never misses a Decoration Day parade and mingles often with his comrades of the civil war. - Leader. [The Mahoning Dispatch; Canfield, Ohio, December 06, 1918]
M.S. Jewett, Esq., of Thompson, informs us that he is about to remove to Lenox, Ashtabula Co. Mr. J. has resided in Thompson nearly 30 years, and is one of the most prominent and worthy citizens of that township. We wish him prosperity in his new home. [The Jeffersonian Democrat (Chardon, OH) 17 Feb 1865, pg 3; tr by KT]
Mr. James A. Morey, of Geauga County, has been in town and vicinity for the past few days. The present makes twenty-one consecutive years Mr. M. has been on the road for G. G. Norris, manufacturer of the patent medicines at Cleveland, and there is scarcely a village, hamlet or villa in Ohio but what he has visited in these years. [Perrysburg Journal, November 03, 1882 - Sub. by Kate Watson]
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