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This Day In Norwood History-May 18

, 90.


Norwood Woman is Oldest Native Resident of the Town.

MRS WILLARD EVERETT Of Norwood.


NORWOOD. May I8— Mrs Willard Everett. the oldest native-born resident of Norwood, celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday at her home, . Among her first callers were , pastor of the , and Mrs Pingree. When they were there the “,” an organization of young girls of the church, came and sang to Mrs Everett.

In the afternoon Mrs called and sang The Holy City,” greatly to Mrs. Everett’s pleasure, A young caller was , 10 months old. Mrs Everett received a profusion of flowers.

Mrs Everett was born in Norwood in 1822, when it was , and is probably the oldest person in town. Her maiden name was , and she was the daughter of David and . Her husband has been dead for more than a half century. She is best known by his name. Mrs Willard Everett. She is connected with the oldest families in this section. Except for being blind, she is in full possession of her faculties. As she has been suffering from a cold she received her visitors in bed. and was assisted In receiving by a neighbor, . She has lived in her present home for more than 50 years, and is a member of the Congregational Church.

(The Boston Globe-May 18, 1915)

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