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ABE LINCOLN'S SISTER-IN-LAW CASTS FIRST
VOTE AT AGE OF 103
Eugene, Ore, Feb. 5. "I'm old I
enough to vote, ain't I?"' jestingly
asked "Grandma." Sarah Todd, 103,.
sister-in-law of Abraham Lincpln,,
who recently cast her first ballot
Tm a Democrat, -and mighty,
proud of President Wilson. Folks'
say he is like Abe Lincoln Then he's
a mighty good man. My second hus
band was "Mrs: Lincoln's brother. I
try to keep up with politics, but it is
sure one big job."
Grandma denies that she is getting
old. "Just Jook at my hair; see how
black it is?"
"I reckon work don't hurt no
body,'.' said Grandma. "When I was
a girl I did a man's work as well as
a girl's. I began picking seeds out
of the cotton when I was three years
old. I started to cardin' and spin
nin' when I was so small that they
had to build an inclined ruaway for
me to stand on. I hoed corn from
daylight 'till dark and I got out fence
rails and learned to spit cordwood.
'Til never forget the Civil War. It
was terrible. My first husband, Hen
ry Hyslipp, joined the Union army
from Missouri. He was wounded in
the leg. One time there was a bat
tle near our place; law, but I was
scared. The wagons with the wound
ed went by and the blood was drip
ping from them. I don't want to see
no more war."