Cape Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday

Monday, September 3, 2018
Ruth Hunter Wilson at 100

Ruth Hunter Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday Friday at the Capetown Assisted Living facility where she has lived for the past ten years. Over 50 family members, friends, fellow residents and staff were on hand to wish her the best.

She was born Sept. 1, 1918 in New Madrid County, one of 10 children, and grew up in East Prairie.

Her great great-grandfather, Robert Goah Watson, settled in New Madrid in 1805 prior to the New Madrid Earthquake as a fur trader, merchant and, eventually, landowner/politician. Her great-grandparents, William and Amanda Hunter built the antebellum Hunter-Dawson Home at the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid. Mrs. Wilson is believed to be the oldest living descendant of the Hunters.

Ruth Hunter Wilson at 100
Ruth Hunter Wilson at 100 with family members
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