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Alice Elizabeth Wadsworth Receives the Boston Post Cane and Pin at age 97 in a ceremony at her home

In a ceremony in her home on April 20, 2022, Alice Wadsworth received the Boston Post Cane as the oldest resident of the Town of Hiram. Sally Williams, President of Hiram Historical Society and Town Historian, presented the cane, which will be kept in the town office vault. Williams also presented the Boston Post Cane Pin to Alice, which is hers to wear and keep. Alice is a descendant of Hiram's principal founder, Brigadier General Peleg Wadsworth. Also attending the ceremony were Alice’s son Lee Allen Wadsworth and his wife Sue, and Marylou Stacey, Town Clerk of the Town of Hiram.

The Boston Post Cane Award began in August 1909 when the then Publisher of the newspaper "The Boston Post" Edwin A Grozier forwarded to 700 Select Boards in Towns (no cities included) in New England a gold-headed ebony cane with the request that it be bestowed with the Boston Post to the oldest male citizen of the town. Towns today recognize the oldest resident, male or female.


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