Edmund Hewitt, Minnie
from the Bolton Evening News 14 Dec 2000
MINNIE'S MILLENNIUM MILESTONE
ONE of Bolton's grand old ladies will not let a
spell in hospital spoil her 103rd birthday today.
Minnie Anderson nee Dawson will celebrate her achievement with family
and friends at her bedside, after she had a fall earlier this week.
Minnie, of Great Lever, was still in good spirits at the Royal Bolton
Hospital and looking forward to reaching the new milestone. "They
come around so fast," she said. Her relatives said her tongue-in-cheek
birthday wish was that a nice young man would be in the bed opposite
on her ward in hospital.
The last time the BEN featured Minnie's birthday,
in 1997 when she turned 100, she said she would be around in the 21st
century and she was right.
She has now lived through the reign of six monarchs, seen 21 Prime
Ministers come and go and witnessed the Boer conflict, as well as
the two world wars and the Great Depression.
Minnie, who puts her longevity down to never drinking or smoking and
exercising regularly, was born on Clarendon Street, Great Lever.
She attended St Mark's School, in Fletcher Street,
and then left at 12 to work in Marsden's Mill in the card room 54
hours a week for six shillings and threepence.
Her husband Percy, who she married in 1925, died in 1962.
She keeps fit these days by walking her Yorkshire Terrier Mandy.
from the Bolton Evening News 27 March 2001
Minnie dies aged 103
ONE of Bolton's oldest residents has died, aged
103, in a nursing home.
Emily Sharp, Elsie
John Ashton, Alexander Bennett, Harry Booth, Mary E. Brown, William
Burtonwood, John Charlton,
Edgington, Edward Fearnley, James Hamer, Edward Hamley,
Harrison, Emily Higham, May E. Higham, Harry Holmes, Robert
McCann, Fred Miller,
Newton, Harry Rawsthorne, John Regent, Alice Sinclair, Alice Taylor, Edith
Tinsley, Stanley Tonge,
Beswick, Harry Holme, Elizabeth Howard, Harry Kay, Percy
Orme Lyon, Diana L. Naylor,
Harry Smith, Joseph Collins, Annie Kateley, Annie
Kenyon, Horace Lee, Harry Peers,
Francis Billington, Edna Boyshaw, Ethel Boyshaw, Ernest Jones, Willie Latham,
Ross, M. Schofield, Jack
Tinsley, Ernest Vickers,
Watson, William Bibby, James
Fagan, Francis Lowe, Alfred Tinsley, Annie Tinsley,