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THUP, SDAY, JULY 13, 1961 SIL-TENNIAL EDITION 1836-1961 1 d, .The unusual honor of being the City's Oldest Resi- t Ill " vho- n.ts 125-year history goes to Miss Christina Starr, marks her 103rd birthday July 20th, 1961. Another remarkable feature is that she has lived 1. entire lifetime in this community. She was born ul t J y 20, 1858, on a farm one mile .l_ of Mount Pulaski, a daughter of Jacob Conrad and rta Katherine Weinrich Starr, the second of 10 children. 4arMa i Starr makes her home with her sister, Mrs. Fr,], ret Gruber, and niece and husband, Mr and Mrs. V,  IT -- " " " raalan, on West Cooke Street. P J" / ! MOUNT PULASKI AND COMMUNITY ARE DOUBLY HONORED BY HAVING T W O CENTENARIANS RESIDING IN THEIR MIDST ON THE CITY'S 125TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF 1961. 1 Mrs. Clara Belle Harper, widow of the late Richard T. Harper, quietly observed her 100th birthday June 3, 1961. Born in New Lexington, Ohio, she came to Logan County as a young woman She was married to Mr. Harper, a native of the old Plainview vicinity north of Mount Pulaski, Feb. 28, 1886, and has lived in this area since that time. Mrs. Harper has two sons living, Harry, of Decatur; and, Loren E., of Washington, D. C. 125YUSTUnYUAnS of MOUNT PULASKI, ILL.