National Geographic : 1919 Jun
Photograph by L. H. Bellin HE HAS SEEN MORE THAN A CENTURY OF WORLD CHANGES John O'Reilly, born in Ireland, was loi years of age when this photo graph was taken. His father died at 45, but his mother lived to be 90. He was the youngest of eight children. His wife lived to be 84. The fact that more than a hundred years had passed over him had not pre vented Mr. O'Reilly from planting his truck garden each spring or caused him to retire from the management of his grocery business. Photograph supplied by Louise Lacey, Secretary oftheGenealogical Record Office MRS. LOUISA K. THIERS ON HER I04TH BIRTHDAY The few who live to extreme oldage arepeople who have proved themselves to be immune, orat least resistant, tothediseases that have carried off the vast majorityoftheir fellows. Mrs. Thiers, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Quarles, inKenosha, Wis., isinex cellent health today. Her eyesight isgood and sheisalert mentally, following closely the news of theday. She was born October 2,1814.