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Turning 107 may be ‘a pain in the neck,’ but Nashua resident always says it with a smile

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Writer | Jun 20, 2020
Courtesy photo Ruth Magnuson Brown, who just turned 107, was 106 when this photo was taken.
Courtesy photo Ruth Brown was 92 when she rode a steer in Old Cowtown, in Forth Worth, Texas, shortly after she moved there. Nine years later she would come to Nashua.
Courtesy photo Ruth Magnuson Brown, with a poster of birthday wishes when she turned 104, some three years ago.
Courtesy photo Ruth Magnuson Brown, who just turned 107, was in her 20s in this photo, taken in the mid-1930s just before she was married.
Courtesy photo Ruth Magnuson Brown, who just turned 107, was photographed in the mid-1970s with her husband, Bob Brown, who died in 1990.
Courtesy photo Ruth Magnuson Brown, who just turned 107, was photographed in 1995 with her daughters, Bonnie Oliphant, left, and the late Kristine Massey.
Courtesy photo Ruth Magnuson Brown, who just turned 107, in a 1950 photo with her husband, Bob Brown, who died in 1990.
Dean Shalhoup

Longtime reporter, columnist and photographer, is back doing what he does best ñ chronicling the people and history of Nashua. Reaching 40 years with The Telegraph in September, Deanís insights have a large, appreciative following.

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