Died at the Age of 106.

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
February 10, 1898 Page 4:
 
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Died at the Age of 106.

Canton Advance.

Mrs. Polly Chumbler, mother of Martin V. Chumbler and two other children now living, died at the home of her daughter, Miss Jane Chumbler, in Lottstown, this county, last Monday. She was sick about two weeks from gout.

It is not definitely known just what her age was, but it was either 104 or 106. During the war the Bible containing the record of her birth was stolen and her exact date in that way was lost. She had lived in Cherokee many years and her oldest neighbors and acquaintances say she was regarded as an old woman as far back as they can remember. Notwithstanding her advanced age, being, perhaps, the oldest woman in Georgia at the time of her death, she was remarkably stout and active up to the time of her last illness two weeks ago and only a short while ago she walked across the mountains, some five miles, to visit her son. She and her daughter made a crop each year, and she was always busy at some sort of work. She had quite a bright mind, too, and many were the interesting tales she could tell of the long ago, two and three generations past.

Her remains were carried to Millerís Chapel in Bartow county for interment last Wednesday.

 

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