103rd birthday: Genevieve Emerson


CLOVERDALE — Genevieve Emerson is celebrating her 103rd birthday.

She was born Dec. 11, 1916, at the family homestead outside of Kalida, to Chester and Ida Campbell. On June 26, 1942, she married 1st Lieutenant William Lylle Emerson, who died in June 1944.

She has a daughter, Carol Wise. She has six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She retired in 1980 after 41 years of teaching. She started her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Putnam County. She also taught at Kalida and Vaughnsville schools. She enjoys spending time with family and keeping in touch with former students.

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