Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka Woman Turns 105 on Wednesday

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Topeka Woman Turns 105 on Wednesday

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A longtime Topeka resident will celebrate a milestone few will ever reach on Wednesday, when she turns 105 years old.

Catherine Green was born Feb. 24, 1911, in Oklahoma, where she was married and gave birth to her five children.

About 1980, she moved to Topeka, to be closer to her adult children and other relatives who lived in this area, said her son, Cleveland Green, 81, of Topeka.

Catherine is a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Topeka, and members of that congregation didn't forget her birthday this past weekend.

"They gave her a birthday party on Sunday," Green said of the church members. "They came to the house. She was very glad to see everybody. She read her birthday cards to them and talked to them."

Green said his mother "can still read. …

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