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Shapleigh's Oldest Resident

Anthony Grant on July 27, 2013 at the age of 96 years young!
 
Florence Penney Stanley on July 21, 2012 at the age of 98 until November 16, 2012 at the age of 99

Bernadine Ridley Webber Dunnells on June 22, 2010 at the age of 97 until February 7, 2012 at the age of 99 (daughter of Gladys Anderson Ridley, listed below)
 

Eleanor Adams Loija on July 26, 2008 at the age of 97 until July 17, 2009 at the age of 98

Gaston Joseph Lebeau on May 22, 2005 at the age of 94 until December 15, 2007 at the age of 96

Mildred Moulton Grant on March 21, 2003 at the age of 95 until January 26, 2005 at the age of 98 
 
Mildred E. Lowe on August 13, 1997 at the age of 96 until December 27, 2002 at the age of 101  (daughter of Fannie Abbott Lowe, listed below)
 
Lester Paul Sanborn on November 1993 at the age of 98 until November 25, 1996 at the age of 101. 
 
Miriam Stansfield Wilson on April 1992 at the age of 98 until September 10, 1993 at the age of 99
 
Gladys Anderson Ridley on April 24, 1983 at the age of 92  until March 26, 1991 at the age of 100.  1st recipient after the cane was left lying in the town vault for 10 years.
 
Arthur V. Murray - offered in 1973 at the age of 92 but declined the honor - Arthur died on August 21, 1978 at the age of 96.  The cane was put in the town vault for safekeeping and forgotten about until 1983.
 
Fannie Abbott Lowe  on February 24,1972 at the age of 91 until July 3, 1973 at the age of 92.  The 1st female recipient in Shapleigh.
 
Charles E. Meader in 1964 at the age of 87 until February 22, 1970 at the age of 93
 
Thomas T. Stuart on ? at the age of ? until February 24, 1964 at the age of 92
 
George T. Crediford on ? at the age of ? until June 14, 1960 at the age of 94
 
Simon N. Ricker in 1933 at the age of 82 until October 29, 1939 at the age of 88
 
Joseph Edmonds in 1911 at the age of 89 until February 16, 1917 at the age of 95
 
John H. Leavitt* in 1906 at the age of 85 until January 19, 1911 at the age of 89 
 
 
 

 
Shapleigh continues the tradition by awarding a replica of the cane,
 the original is kept on display at the town hall.
 
* Starting with the 1906 Vital Statistics reported in the Town Reports - it can be deduced that John Leavitt was the oldest male citizen in 1906 and we know for certain that Joseph Edmunds held the cane and John was a few months older
 
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