Saturday, January 10, 2009

Three Century Man

George Francis was born June 6, 1896 and died on December 27, 2008. Imagine that, living in three centuries! According to the headline, Francis was the "Nation's oldest man" at 112 years old at his death. Francis was born in New Orleans, growing up in Jim Crow southern U.S.A. He lived to see the legal end of discrimination against African/Americans and the election of a man of color as President; a Kenyan/Irish/American. And yes, Francis did vote for Obama. May he Rest in Peace.

Source: Associated Press Obiturary by Jason Dearen, San Francisco

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