100th Birthday Archives

NASA’s Katherine Johnson honored with statue, scholarship on 100th birthday

September 13, 2018

Taraji P. Henson portrayed Johnson in 2016’s “Hidden Figures.” West Virginia State University honored NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson’s 100th birthday with a statue and scholarship dedication on Saturday, August 27, 2018. Hundreds of people ― including 75 of Johnson’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren ― attended the event honoring the woman who was portrayed by Taraji… [Read More]

Happy 100th Birthday Mrs. Molly Place

July 5, 2018

Centenarian Molly Place celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, June 30, 2018 with family and friends in Milwaukee. Ms. Place was one 16 children born in Bellefontaine, MS and moved to Louisville in 1941. In 1952, she relocated to Milwaukee. She married Purgi Lewis in 1968. She later married Robert Place. She is the mother… [Read More]

Ms. Maggie Vance celebrates 100th Birthday

May 3, 2018

Maggie “Idea” Vance celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Carter Conference Center at Holy Redeemer COGIC. She was born in Wilmot, AR on April 17, 1918. She moved to Milwaukee in 1949. She held various jobs through the years at nursing homes and the dietary department… [Read More]