A Remarkable Old Lady

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
October 18, 1883, page 3
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A Remarkable Old Lady.

There resides near Stilesboro, in this county an old lady whose vitality is remarkable. Mrs. Ortney Henderson is her name and she is the mother of our esteemed countymen, Messrs. J. R. and E. T. Henderson, at whose home she lives. She is now in her eighty-fifth year and is hale and hearty as a person of forty. She does her own housework and makes herself generally useful, though she is begged to desist, but all entreaties are of no avail. She attends the Presbyterian church pretty regularly and will allow no one to do her shopping. She came to this county in 1831, and is still living in the same place she did when she first arrived. She has six children—never having lost one—a son in Texas, son and daughter in Mississippi, and the two sons with whom she resides. Her mind is as good as ever, is quite a conversationalist and takes a lively interest in local and general affairs. May her last days be all that peace and happiness can bring is our earnest wish.


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