Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Three Generations Exceeded 100

From the Carthage Democrat (Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois), Tues., 16 July 1907:



Death Takes a Centenarian.

Francis Bimon died at his home in Vernon, aged 107 years. His father lived to the age of 106 years and his grandmother was 110 years old. He was an ardent Democrat and voted for every Democratic presidential nominee from Andrew Jackson down to Parker. He was a carpenter, and in the early days made most of the coffins in which now lie the pioneer settlers of Fayette county. He was the father of nine children and has living thirty-three great-grandchildren.

See "Longevity: Stretching the Truth."

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