65 Years Ago
Mrs. Dora Dixon of Iola, who lives with her daughter Mrs. C. L. Steeley at 419 S. Ohio, will celebrate her 100th birthday tomorrow. She moved to Iola in 1910 with her two daughters and supported them by doing housework, taking in washing and similar tasks. In this period, Mrs. Dixon came to know many of Iolas leading families and to win their respect. She was quite active both physically and mentally until just a few years ago. She remembers one battle during the Civil War which was fought only a few miles from her childhood home in Coles County, Illinois. She also recalls seeing Abraham Lincoln during one of his political campaigns.