Her 101st birthday

The February 27 1929 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photograph of a woman who was about to celebrate her 101st birthday.

As usual, I wanted to indulge my morbid curiosity: how much longer did Mrs. Haslett stay alive? I did a search of the Toronto city directories, and found Frances C. Haslett listed in the 1929 directory as the widow of John J. and living at 48 Howland. It looks like she got to celebrate at least one more birthday and possibly two: she appears in the 1930 and 1931 directories, but not in 1932.

She had been widowed for a while: the 1909 directory lists a John Haslett working as a stonecutter, but the 1912 directory lists her as his widow.

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