Alice Wadsworth, 97, receives Boston Post Cane as oldest resident of Hiram

In a ceremony in her home on April 20, 2022, Alice Wadsworth received the Boston Post Cane as oldest resident of the Town of Hiram. Sally Williams, President of Hiram Historical Society, presented the cane, which will be kept in the town office. Williams also presented the Boston Post Cane Pin to Alice, which is hers to wear and keep. Also attending the ceremony were Alice’s son Lee Alan 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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