Mary Sage joins the centenarians

Mrs. Mary Sage, mother of Mrs. Rufus Hastings of Warrensburgh, will be given a birthday party at the home of her son, William Sage in Darrowsville, in the town of Chester where she lives. She is 100 years old and retains her faculties to a remarkable degree. Her hearing is unimpaired, she sees well and keeps up with local affairs. Her neighbor, Mrs. John Parcell has reached the age of 92 years.

Mary Sage was born in Somersetshire, England, Feb. 2, 1810 and came to America in 1849 with her husband and four children. They settled in Chestertown and her husband, Courtney Sage died 30 years ago. They had eight children and six of them are still living at this time. They are Courtney, John, William and Frank Sage and Mrs. Hastings and Mrs. John Balch. Mary attributes her long life to hard work and staying cheerful.

(Note...Mary Sage lived for another six years, dying in 1916.)

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