Jeanette (Fenley) Lynes newspaper article about Mother's Day

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Jeanette (Fenley) Lynes newspaper article about Mother's Day - In Her 102nd Year— Audrain's Oldest Mother...
In Her 102nd Year— Audrain's Oldest Mother Prepares for Mother's Day It will be the 3Sih Mother's Day Sunday lor Mrs. Jeanette Lynes — but the only reason it isn't the umptielh" is that Mother's Day didn't begin unli! 38 years ago in, 1914. Mrs. Lynes is Audrain County's County's oldest mother, it is believed at the Mexico Nursing Home where she resides. Mrs. Lynes is now well along in her 102nd year, having celebrated celebrated the first birthdav of her second century last Nov. 28. She is in good health, but spends most of her time in bed, sitting up only a short time each day. It was in 1914 that Mother's Day began to be nationally observed. observed. Efforts to establish this sentimental sentimental holiday actually began shortly after the Civil War. But it wasn't until 1314 that Miss Anna M. Jarvis finally convinced convinced Congress to authorize Mother's Mother's day as an annual event. As a young girl, Anna Jarvis lived in Grafton, W. Va. There her own mother, Mrs. Anna Reeves Jarvis, had once organized organized a "Mother's Friendship Day" to end the feuds and bitterness bitterness between families whose men had fought as Union and Confederate soldiers. It was Mrsj, Jarvis' dearest wish that some one, some time, would succeed in making a nation-wide nation-wide Mother's Day possible. One short-lived attempt took place in 1887, when Miss Mary Towles Sasseen, a school teacher teacher in Henderson, Ky., began holding exercises each year to honor .mothers. Her program was adopted in 1890 by the schools of Springfield, Ohio, but it spread no further. Then in 1907, two years after her mother died. Miss Jarvis occupied herself completely with plans for an annual observance of Mother's Day. She spoke before before men's and women's clubs and meetings «f all kinds. And to contact every possible source of support, she' 'Carried on extensive extensive correspondence with many public officials, clergymen, clergymen, and editors. To set an example, the country's country's first real 'Mother's Day services were held in Grafton at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church on May 10, 1908. Both Anna and * Mrs. Jarvis had taught Sunday School there, and today it is proudly acclaimed as the "Mother Church of Mother's Mother's Day." Almost immediately, there was an overwhelming public response. response. Congratulatory letters poured in from all over the U. S. Philadelphia held similar city-wide services the following year. And in 1912, West Virginia announced the first state-wide observance of Mother's Day. Finally, in 1914, Anna Jarvis' '•try, try again" campaign won over President Woodrow Wilson himself. He signed a joint Congressional Congressional Resolution which characterized characterized the American mother as "the greatest source of the country's strength and inspiration." inspiration." Thus the second Sunday in May was permanently set aside as Mother's Day. Federal display display of the nation's flag was also authorized "as a public expression expression of our love and reverence reverence for the mothers of our country." At that time, too. Miss Jarvis suggested the carnation as the official Mother's Day flower, because because it had been her mother's favorite. Gradually, however, it became customary to wear red carnations to honor living mothers, mothers, and white boutonnieres in memory of deceased mothers. This year, as always, devoted sons and daughters in every family family will be honoring mothers on Sunday. Mrs. Lynes was born in the Guthrie Community and resided in Fulton for a number of years before coming to Mexico^ four years ago, in August. """• Her only daughter died a number number of years ago. There are seven grand children," a 'number of great grandchildren and several several great-great grandchildren. James Reynolds, Jr., 718 E. Lib-v erty St., is a great-grandson. Wanted Published by the Mexico Evening Evening Ledger, cooperating with FBL William Blatz with aliases: William Blair, James Carrigan, Frank Carson, John Connelly, Paul Corea, Frank Corey, Harry Larson, Parry Larson, William Benjamin Benjamin Warren. Unlawful flight to avoid prosecution (robbery) DESCRIPTION Age 45, born April 4, 1907, Copake Falls, N. Y.; Height, 5'7" to 5'8%"; Weight, 160 pounds; Build, medium; Hair, dark chestnut, graying; Eyes, gray; Complexion, dark; Race, white; Nationality, American; Occupations, cook, salesman, laborer, fireman, wireless operator, operator, seaman, /bartender; Scars and marks, 3%" oblique scar above left ear, %" mark on left side of nose above lip, cut scar across bridge of nose, three cut scars back of right forearm, scar on outer left wrist; Tattoos, wreath and heart with words "In Memory of Mother- 1952" and "J.C." on right arm, small tattoo on left forearm, two pigs on chest; Remarks, this individual individual was born Paul Corea, but has used the name of William Blatz for several years. CRIMINAL RECORD' Blatz has been convicted previously

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  1. Mexico Ledger,
  2. 09 May 1952, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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