Smithville woman celebrates 100th birthday

SMITHVILLE – Margaret Morgan may not have been born in Smithville, but after calling the Chenango County township home for nine decades, it’s safe to say she is a native.

On Sunday, the eve of her 100th birthday, Morgan’s friends and family members gathered in the basement of the Smithville Center United Methodist Church to celebrate the milestone with the spry centenarian.

Morgan has been a parishioner of the historic church since her family settled on Robbins Road in Smithville when she was 10 years old. Ninety years later, she is still an active member of the congregation. In fact, she was nearly late to her own celebration, as she was upstairs counting the collection following the early morning service.

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