There died at the county home a few days ago a woman remarkable in one respect, and that is that she in all probability held the world record as to successive days spent in the almshouse. Her name is Lynn Anderson and she was about 80 years old, and about 76 of those years had been spent in the Union county home for the aged and infirm. When the county home, the poor house it was then called, was established three miles out of town about 76 years ago, Lynn Anderson, her mother and sister, were its first inmates. From that day to the day of Lynn’s death, she never spent a day away from the county home, and there was not a night she did not spend under its roof. She moved twice during those long years, the site of the county home being changed that many times.
Lynn Anderson was weak in mind but personally strong, and she had just enough sense to do the hardest kind of drudgery, and in the days of her strength she did that willingly. If all the water that Lynn Anderson drew from a deep well out at the county home could be turned into a stream, it would be large enough to float a gunboat; and if all the wood she carried in her arms from the woodpile to the fireplaces could be put in one pile, it would be as high as the courthouse. Poor old Lynn, she is better off.
-Gastonia Daily Gazette (North Carolina), December 18, 1920