The Watch Dog response: I had the honor and privilege to capture this Jewel on video and photo when Edgecombe County Celebrated Super Seniors Older Americans Month.
TARBORO, N.C. — July Fourth is America’s birthday, but on Tuesday, it was also Jewel Tolson’s 107th birthday.
Tolson was born on July 4, 1910. She now lives in a retirement community in Tarboro.
She was born in Hertford County and then lived on a farm in Bertie County. Tolson also worked as a nurse for the only doctor in Northhampton County.
She was married for 51 years. Her late husband, Paul, died in 1991. (Read more)