Janet Wharton, was born on March 29, 1911 in South Carolina to her late parents, Wister and Carrie Adams. She and her five siblings were raised in Pittsburgh. She is the only one left of her siblings. She had one daughter; Jeanne Wilson, who passed in 1991. Janet has two granddaughters and four great-grand children. Her party took place at the Double Tree hotel in Monroeville to celebrate her 100th birthday.

SURROUNDED BY FAMILY—Janet Wharton, the birthday girl sitting in middle, is surrounded by four generations of family. (Photos by J.L. Martello.)

“My grandmother is a remarkable, wonderful and strong woman of God. She lives by herself in the Hill District and she is not on any medication. She does crafts to stay busy,” says Cynthia Wilson, granddaughter.

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