Aunt Jane’s 104th Birthday, 1921

From the Kansas City Star, by way of the Skidmore News of Skidmore, Missouri, April 21, 1921, page 1:

Mound City Citizen 104 Years Old.
Mrs. Jane Dupre Glenn of Mound City celebrated her 104th birthday anniversary at her home there last Friday, April 15. The Kansas City Star says:

“Aunt Jane,” as she is familiarly known, is in full possession of all her faculties except her eyesight, which has grown too dim the last year to permit her to read and knit.

Mrs. Glenn was born on the Isle of Jersay, April 15, 1817. She came to America when only a few weeks old. In 1860 she came here with her husband and five children. Here they endured the hardships of the pioneer settlers and the trials of the Civil War. The eldest son served throughout the war, receiving a commission as lieutenant under Col. Robert Van Horn. Three great-grandsons served in the World War.
Mrs. Glenn has two sons living, three granddaughters, ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons.

“Aunt Jane” knit a pair of socks for General Pershing in the war.

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