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Article from The Morning Observer newspaper, Washington Co., Pa., Tues., Nov. 22, 1932, p. 2:

[Article about a 97 yr. old Monongahela woman is partly cut off. Here is what can be read; most of the 1st column is partly cut off on the Xerox.]  "Monongahela Woman, 97, __de in a Covered Wagon - Monongahela, Nov. 21 - A Monongahela woman, who, as a [words cut off], was brought by her [words cut off] across the Allegheny [words cut off] into Western Pennsylvania [words cut off] a covered wagon drawn [words cut off] moving oxen, Saturday [words cut off] [celebrated ?] the 97th anniversary [words cut off but probably are, 'of her birthday']. Telegrams from [words cut off] [president ?]-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt [words cut off] U. S. Senator James J. [words cut off] are among numerous messages [words cut off] congratulations and greetings [word or words cut off] received. [Beginning cut off] Mrs. Ellen Cavanaugh and [words cut off] age she [retains ?] possession [of all ?] faculties [___ ?] a remarkable [words cut off]. [Beginning cut off] generations were represented [words cut off] held Saturday in her [words cut off] the home of her daughter, [first name cut off] C. Hayward, of Park avenue [words cut off; possibly says 'where' ? ] she has made her home [words cut off] years. [Beginning cut off] of her five living children, [words cut off] Burgess and Mrs. John [words cut off] of Homestead, and [words cut off] and Mrs. Phillip Cavanaugh, of West Homestead, were present. A son, James, of Detroit, and a daughter, Mrs. John Brown, of Tampa, Florida, were unable to attend. Other guests at the dinner which was attended by 50 persons, included Congressman Guy Campbell and State Senator Frank Harris, of Allegheny County. A cake three feet in diameter bearing the legend, 'Mother' and Mrs. Cavanaugh's age, was the centerpiece at the dinner table. She also received numerous floral tributes. Mrs. Cavanaugh has lived in the Monongahela valley for 70 years, 40 of which were spent in Homestead. She still vividly recalls the hardships experienced in the crossing of the mountains in the covered wagon and her recollections of early valley history are a constant source of delight to her family and friends of the [30th ?] century. She considers the radio the greatest marvel of the present age."

 

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