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RECALLS WHEN INDIANS HERE Elisha Sarnes Celebrates 93rd Birthday Anniversary Anniversary Yesterday Elisha Sarnes, Elmore's eldest native pioneer citizen, and father of E. K. Sarnes of the Fremont Sav ings Bank, quietly celebrated his 93rd birthday anniversary today. His children, Mr. Sarnes and Mrs. William Yeastlng of' Toledo, with their wife and husband, were guests at the house during the day and countless friends cams In to bring birthday greetings. Mr. Sarnes is living in the home which, as a young carpenter, . he built for his bride 60 years ago. Born in Elmore in 1839, Mr. Sarnes grew up when the entire locality was a forested region roamed by Indians, No semblance of a village existed. He was a lad of 12 years when the village was plotted and the first' houses built, snd through the years of his manhood he has taken a keen and active interest In the development of the village. He hag been a member of the I. O. O. F. for many years. In fairly good health, the aged man walks downtown every day, never using a cane. Elmore boasts of two other aged citizens, Mrs. Mary Loertscher, nearly 94, widow ofthe late Jacob Loertscher, who was a pioneer merchant tailor, and Mrs. Catherine Luckey, 90, widow of l)r. John B. Luckey, a pioneer physician of Elmore 70 years ago.