From Farm Pickers to Obama, Manalapan Centenarian Marvels at Change


Elizabeth Conover Fitzpatrick turned 100-years-old this month, in a town she has lived in her entire life.  Fitzpatrick, who was one of six children, lives in a house in Woodville, a traditionally black community where her family settled approximately 1788.  It’s believed that six generations have lived in the house since 1924, when her family bought the property.  “It’s a pleasure living with her; I love my grandmother,” said Lanette Fitzpatrick.  “She’s my inspiration and she has a good heart. That’s going to follow with me, as well.”
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