Historical plaque to honor remarkable ‘Aunt Hannah’

Hannah Carr’s grave marker at Matagorda Cemetery.

      "Aunt Hannah" is highly esteemed by old and young, and few there are who do not know her personally, for she has lived here about three-quarters of a century, in fact has been a member of the Methodist Church here nearly that long.
      These words of respect written in 1912 were used to describe a beloved resident of Matagorda.
   The actual date of Hannah Carr’s birth was unknown. It is possible that she herself did not know when she was born. 
   At her death, her Matagorda friends were sure she was at least 100, but census records indicate she was probably closer to 90.

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