Clarabelle Newton reaches 100
Clarabelle Newton celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Day. The woman, a resident of Uncle Eddie’s Home since 2005, is now blind.
But prior to her admission she lived at Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara.
She had her own home where she lived with her husband and her only child who have both died. As she became older people began to take an interest in her property and before long someone managed to swindle her out of her home. They got her to sign over the property to them.
Two members of her church then noticed that the woman had fallen on hard times and took her to the Home where they paid for her upkeep.
People who know her said that she was one lucky baby. Her mother died during childbirth and the attending doctor also thought that the baby had also died. It was not until someone saw the baby wriggling that they realised that she had survived. She lived to be a hundred.
She was born on December 25, 1910, at Billings Quarters, Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara.
On the occasion of her birthday, her caregivers baked a cake and inserted on it, a solitary white candle to signify her 100th birthday.