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 - MRS. MATTIE ASHER observed her 100th birthday...
MRS. MATTIE ASHER observed her 100th birthday as a resident of Nelson Nyrsjng Home in Mexia. By her bedside is Mrs. Roy Herring of Mexia, Mrs. Herring, the former Miss Marl* Asher, of Thornton, is a granddaughter of the centenarian. Mrs. Asher has lived a good {MM"" tion of her life in Thornton and other parts of Limestone County. (Dally News Photo.) Thornton Woman Becomes 100 Mrs. Mat tie Asher celebrated her 100th birthday quietly and without fanfare late last week. A life-long resident of Lime- itone County, the centenarian centenarian is virtually an invalid invalid at Nelson Nursing Home. Despite her handicaps, the former former resident of Thornton still could count her blessings as she turned the 100 age mark. She counts four other generations generations beside herself in the family. Living almost all of her life in Thornton, Mrs. Asher was 100 Saturday. Her oldest daughter daughter died this pst Oct. 27 at the age of UO. She- was Mrs. Nannie of Fort Worth. A sun, Willawl Asher, died two year* «&«. So did another son, Walter, Roy, another son, died at the age of seven. That was about §0 ago. Her living children include her sons, Oilie and Qdell of Jesse and Fred, both of Thornton. Her daughters are Mrs. Velma Dunlap of Gross- bwk; Mrs. Myrtle Ashley of Taylor; and Mrs. Jewell Oar- roll of Thornton, Mrs. Asher has 16 grsindcnil- a host of great-graudehU' and Mrs, Yernell J$eyno}4f pi Thornton are great-graud^i- dren. The HOO-yeaivold maiden name was Roe tier marriage 'to the late ter Mack Asher. He dren, and seven great-great granddiildi'en. Two graadchUdSw live ifl Mexia- Mrs. ttoy Herring, tho ol former Miss. Mane Thornton, and CeoU Asher. Ctottuer on Sept. 4, 1926, while hay, He slid off the hay and was killed by gon wheels,, Mrs. Aster's memory 1$ the best twd s' remember her chUdhofidt early years in Ume/itoae ty. Her mother was who came frow abfl^it four time, she wp sow, Fied* 4

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  1. The Mexia Daily News,
  2. 10 Jan 1968, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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