Saturday, July 15, 2023

Sun Resident Dies at 129 Years of Age

   On December 2, 1932, an obituary appeared in the Bogalusa Enterprise and American newspaper telling about the death of a Sun community resident who was said to be 129 years of age.

     According to the newspaper, Adele Nichols was born in 1803, and she died on Wednesday, November 30, 1932, making her 129 years of age at her death. "Death was caused by a fractured hip," the article stated, "the result of a fall some time ago."

     The article stated that Nichols was born in Plaquemine, La, in 1803 (the year the Louisiana Purchase was signed), and she resided in the Village of Sun for many years. She apparently saved enough money in the First State Bank and Trust Co. in Bogalusa for a "rainy day," the article went on to say, "to more than cover the funeral expenses."

     She was buried the next day in a Sun area cemetery.

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