The Caddo Herald
February 22, 1929
Celebrates 90th Birthday
Mrs. F. R. Grayson reached the age of ninety years Monday. The event was celebrated by her numerous friends sending to her little messages of love and tokens of remembrance. Members of the Baptist church, of which she is a member, gathered at the Hancock home for a personal visit. Others, too, participated. Rev. W. D. Thompson read the 91st Psalm, and led in prayer. Blest Bethe Tie That Binds was sung.
It was a day of gladness and of retrospection and memory. The days of yore when grandmothers were young were recalled and childhoods were lived again.
Mrs. Grayson came to Caddo with the railroad in 1871. She had a pioneer’s part in wresting a new country from its primitive state. Sons and daughters were born to her, yea even grandchildren and great-grandchildren are her portion, and she has lived to behold them occupying places of usefulness and honor in a world modern and progressing.
The span of her life has spread a score past that allotted to the ordinary individual and in the evening of her life as the lengthening shadows gather, she is secure and happy with her family and friends, happy in a life well lived and conscious that she has lived to bless mankind.