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Clayton honors Georgia's oldest known citizen

 

Theodore Roosevelt was president and a loaf of bread cost a dime when Maggie Katie Brown-Kidd was born on Dec. 8, 1904. Since then, she's seen 18 more presidents, two world wars, the birth of flight and television, a man on the moon and iPhones.

Mrs. Brown Kidd, who was born and raised in Clayton County, will be honored tonight at the Clayton Board of Commissioners meeting as Georgia's oldest known resident. Mrs. Brown-Kidd is the youngest of 12 children and the last of her siblings.  At 110, she is one of only 20 supercentenarians in the United States and  among the world's oldest living individuals. Worldwide, only 75 people are her age or older.

She'll receive her proclamation at a special presentation during the commission meeting which begins at 7 p.m.

 

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Tammy Joyner covers local government in Clayton, Fayette and Henry counties.

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