Roebuck, South Carolina (Fox Carolina) — An upstate woman recently celebrated her 100th birthday with about 80 friends and family members from across the Southeast.
Aline Bagwell was born May 14, 1923 in Kentucky and has lived in Roebuck for over 70 years. Bagwell said she and her husband, Harold Bagwell, moved to Roebuck after they married after returning from World War II. She added that when they settled up north, she still lived in the farmhouse he built for them.
Bagwell, the last surviving of 17 siblings, was known to her nieces and nephews across the country as Aunt Sissy. She also has two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Bagwell celebrated her birthday with a Kentucky Derby-themed party on May 6.
In the year Bagwell was born, a pound of chicken cost 35 cents and a six-bedroom house cost around $4,000. During her lifetime, she also saw the invention of sliced bread, as a machine for making bread wasn’t invented until 1928.
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