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McJimsey - Lydia

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Saturday 29 September 1923 p 7

Wingate - Mrs. Lydia McJimsey, who is living three miles north of this city with a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Linville, will celebrate her one hundredth birthday Sunday. The celebration, in which several hundred persons are expected to participate, will be held at Bottenburg Park, Wingate. Mrs. McJimsey's birthday, however, is not until Oct. 2. Until four years ago, the woman was a tailoress. She said she believed her industry partly accounts for her long life.

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 14 Mar 1924 p1 col2

Wingate, March 14. - Mrs. Lydia McJimsey, one of Indiana's oldest women, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Linville, near Wingate from the infirmities of age. Mrs. McJimsey was 100 years old. Death came to the venerable Wingate woman at 7:10 o'clock this morning and ended a long and useful career. Mrs. McJimsey, highly respected and loved by this community, was born on Oct. 3, 1823, in Jefferson county. In September, 1854, she was united in marriage to Robert Bain. To this union three children were born, Mrs. Sarah Linville, William Bain of Indianapolis, and David Bain, deceased. Several years after her first husband's death Mrs. McJimsey was married to John McJimsey in 1871. Her second husband passed away twenty years later at the age of 91. A huge home coming celebration was held here in her honor last fall at which time hundreds of citizens participated in the event. The funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church at Wingate Sunday afternoon.

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