Elizabeth Booher Parrigin, who lived in Clinton County, was born on Jan. 11, 1797. She lived to be 105 years of age was the oldest living person in Kentucky when she died.
Elizabeth was born in Sullivan County, Tennessee and moved to Clinton County in the fall of 1858. At the time of her death she was living with her great- grandson, Clinton County Judge C.B. Parrigin two miles north of Albany.
The unique thing about Elizabeth is that she lived in three different centuries and up to her death, under every president of the United States.
On Nov. 15, 1901, when she was 104 years and ten months old, the Green County Record reported that she could still recite many incidents from her childhood and was in fair health.
Elizabeth died on April 13, 1902. She and her husband, Henry, are buried at Albany Cemetery. He died in 1892, at the age of 93.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Living Past the Century Mark
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Battle Hymn of the Republic
My 106-year-old recording of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" by singer Thomas Chalmers was recorded on May 29, 1917 at Thomas Edis...
When I think of the 70's, I think of the greatest rock and roll music ever. It is now included in a music genre that is known today a...
James Arness died today. Gunsmoke was every one's favorite TV show back when I was a kid. For years, at my house, we watched every singl...
(This photo was made in the 1950's as the Goat Man passed through my town) Charles McCartney was born on July 6, 1901. In 1915, at age ...
Post a Comment