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Nonagenarian recalls story

The April 18 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star had a human-interest story about a man who was about to turn 90 years old:

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Maybe it’s just the quality of the reproduction, but that is a terrible picture of poor Mr. Cox. And the nonagenarian did not sell a wife into slavery.

Since I am from the future, I can satisfy my curiosity: did Mr. Cox make it to 100? Sadly, no, though he gave it a good shot. He worked at Drug Trading through 1938, when he was 94, and appears in the 1940 city directory, when he would have been 96. But he is not in the 1941 directory.

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