12.21.18

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Mary Lincoln of Liberty County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognize Mary Lincoln of Liberty County for her 107 years of service to her community. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

Mr. DAINES, Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Mary Lincoln of Liberty County for her over 100 years of determination, joy, and service for others.

At 107, Mary Lincoln has lived through nineteen presidents, two world wars, the Great Depression, and was born before women could vote. Ms. Lincoln was born in 1911, just north of Rudyard, MT, in a small homestead shack.  As an infant, she was placed in a cardboard box with blankets and laid atop of the home’s oven to keep warm. From then on, Mary Lincoln has embodied the true spirit of Montana, keeping a light heart and always staying busy.

Mary Lincoln graduated from Havre High School at 16, where she then went on to get a teaching degree from a small college in Illinois. After college, Ms. Lincoln came back to teach at Juanita County School in Montana. She has out lived all of her students, except for one who, at 91, still visits her. Ms. Lincoln and her husband Donald were married for sixty years and had three children together.

Mary Lincoln is an inspiration to all, she has seized all that life has to offer and at 107 still says that her best years are yet to come. I congratulate Ms. Lincoln for her exemplary Montanan spirit and continual support towards small Montana communities.

 

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