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From: Terry Jackson <>
Subject: Re: [OWENS] Mrs. Lucy Owens
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 17:51:45 -0600
sorry I don't have any more info on Lucy. I've just been scanning
newspapers in hopes of finding something on my Jesse Owens and came
across the article. Thought it was interesting and posted it in case it
was useful to someone.
Minarose Owens wrote:
>Terry, is there any way we could find out more about Lucy,and her family ?
>For those of us who have Owens from NC and SC I am really impressed.
>Thank you for posting this message.Minarose owens
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Terry Jackson" <>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 11:02 PM
>Subject: [OWENS] Mrs. Lucy Owens
>>The Philadelphia Inquirer
>>TEXAS WOMAN DYING AT 136 YEARS OF AGE
>>Oldest in World, Last of Those Who Saw Washington
>>Special to The Inquirer.
>> FORT WORTH, Tex., Fb. 8.--At the age of 136 years, and undoubtedly
>>the oldest white woman in the world, Mrs. Lucy Owens is dying at the
>>home of her daughter, a centenarian, a few miles west of Longview. Mrs.
>>Owens was born in North Carolina when the Revolutionary War broke out
>>and three years later saw George Washington. She is the only living
>>person who has seen the first President. Many have questioned her age,
>>but investigation of records shows that she gives it correctly.
>> Up until a year ago she could see and hear exceptionally well and
>>could walk about her room with the aid of a crutch. Until recently
>>stricken, she sewed without the use of glasses.
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