Kittery’s oldest citizen and the Boston Post Cane

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The Town of Kittery presented Ellen M. Tufts with the Boston Post Cane, proclaiming her the oldest living resident of the town.

The Town of Kittery presented Ellen M. Tufts with the Boston Post Cane, proclaiming her the oldest living resident of the town.

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By Brian Early

April 29. 2016 2:13PM

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Kittery’s oldest living resident is ‘blessed’

KITTERY, Maine — Her first memory was sitting on the porch with her mother when her father drove up in a Ford Model T.

Her mother was displeased, not only because she was not consulted on the purchase, but because of the expensive $500 cost. That was in 1915, three years after Ellen Mequier Tufts was born. Tufts’ family was the first to have an automobile where they lived in Gray, Maine.

On Thursday, at the age of 104 and three months, Tufts was presented the Boston Post Cane for being the oldest living resident in Kittery. Town Clerk Maryann Place presented the cane to Tufts at an intimate ceremony in her apartment at Meetinghouse Village.

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