Death Takes Woman Nearly 106 Years Old
After nearly 106 years of life on this earth, Mrs. E.H. Godfrey, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Ricker, in South Union, January 3, at the extreme age of 105 years, 8 months and 16 days. She would have been 106 years of age had her life been spared until April 18th, says the Observer.
Mrs. Godfrey is a pioneer of the California country and it is believed she is the oldest white woman in this part of the state, possibly in Oregon.
Elizabeth Martin was born at Waldo, Maine, April 18, 1819, and had the unusual experience of living to see the fifth generation born into her family.
Until the last few months of her life Mrs. Godfrey has enjoyed fairly good health and her mind was of the best despite the fact that she had passed the century mark.
North Powder News
Saturday, January 10, 1925