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Celebrating 102 years
Celia Benson celebrates her 102nd birthday at the Lafayette Manor on July 12. In attendance were her son, Greg, who is an area farmer, and a number of friends she has met since moving into the home in January. A native of Fayette, Benson spent her married years in Wiota and has lived most of her life in Lafayette County. (Photo supplied)
DARLINGTON - On July 12, 1914, in the small town of Fayette, Wesley and Mable Reed welcomed their first child, a daughter named Celia, into the world. They would go on to have another daughter and three sons, but none would experience life for more than a century as their older sister has. Now with the surname of Benson, Celia celebrated her 102nd birthday this month surrounded by her son Greg and a group of friends at the Lafayette Manor in Darlington.