In 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened, William Howard Taft succeeded Teddy Roosevelt in the Oval Office and on January 10, 1909, Louise Farrar was born.
On Tuesday, the Terre Haute woman celebrating her 108th birthday. She was surprised by members of the Centenary United Methodist Church during a birthday party at Westminster Village.
Mrs. Farrar was born in Terre Haute and has lived and worked in the Wabash Valley all of her life. She really doesn’t have any secret to long life, but she has been very practical. She says she never ate fancy meals and didn’t eat a lot of meat, however, she does like fruits and vegetables.
Louise was married and her husband passed away a number of years ago. They never had any children, and she doesn’t many relatives, so today’s celebration was really special for her.
And by the way, she is a proud member of the Wiley High School class of 1926.