John O. Elsather 2
Fentury Billings Man Billings — OP) — Nuj wegian burn John O. Elsather didn't think he would ever become a centenarian, i but Sunday he celebrated birthday No. 100. "1 didn't think 1 could'live tins long," said the white-haired man,: who once was rated among Bit-lings' top window shade makers, i Elsather was bunt Dec. 13, j 185S, at Skogn, Norway. He camel to the United States at the age of Z6 and worked in Wisconsin and Minnesota before moving to Billings in 1919. He never married because iic was "just too busy." Elsalhcr could recommend no special nties for long life. "I jusl don't know," he said when asked the queslion. Before attending a birthday parly at the American Lulhcran Church, he summed up his; life by saying: "No happenings of any kind, just going on easy."