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A Centenarian is a person who has lived to
or beyond the age of 100 years.

Minnie Mae (Forsythe) Conaway

Sep 21, 1888 ~ May 31, 1989

Minnie Mae Forsythe-Conaway

Oklahoma City, Okahoma

Submitted & © by: her Granddaughter, Vy Whitaker

Minnie Mae was born to "Willis" William Henry Forsythe and Martha Belle Ross-Forsythe.  She was sixth of seven children. 

She married George Aquilla "Quiller" Conaway on 10 Dec 1907 in Rush Springs, OK.  Together they had six children: Dee Aquila "Sprout", Ivy Sarilda "Bug", Addie Vioma "Frog", Annie Iona "Dick", Mary Belle "Mutt" and Hettie "Jeff". 

Granddad Quiller Conaway gave everyone a 'nickname' and sang songs to all of us, told us stories and tempted us with the treasures in the 'china cabinet'. 

Minnie lived to be 100 years young, she still knew who I was the last time I visited.  She was a very energetic and vital woman.  She worked in the "broom corn fields along side her husband". 

My mother, Addie, says the first memory she had was being on the back of Minnie, in a sling, while Minnie worked the fields. 

Minnie had skin cancer early on and wore bonnets that she made for herself.  She had many scars from removal of her cancers. On the census she didn't declared herself as keeping house but as a "Farmer".

Late in life she cared for Quiller, grinding his food (he had no teeth from the time I remember him).  She carried him from the bath tub to the couch and bed. 

She was also was very jealous, of the 'old ladies' in town; when he fell going to the Post Office one time, while we were visiting, she became infuriated because 'the old ladies' had picked him up to help him.  She was a wonderful strong woman in the Oklahoma Territory.

 Above  are some memories of her Granddaughter, Vy Whitaker."

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