JERSEY CITY, NJ - Eva Missouri, who recently turned 100, got a visit from Mayor Steven Fulop this week, as he led a “caravan” of honking cars filled with seniors from Maureen Collier Senior Center and Eva's Mt. Olive Church family.
Eva, a lifelong Jersey City resident, was educated at PS 14 and Lincoln High School and eventually retired from the Jersey City Medical Center. She and her husband, Charles Wilton Missouri, had 3 children.
Always with a smile on her face, her friends say, Eva goes to Maureen Collier five days a week for lunch and loves playing cards with everyone on a daily basis.
Born at a time when the Nineteenth Amendment had just given women the right to vote, and prohibition had banned the sale and consumption of alcohol, she came into the world just weeks before Warren Harding, a Senator from Ohio, would be elected President of the United States.
Fulop, who did get out his car to present citation to Eva, was joined by Senator Sandra Cunningham in the festivities that were organized by Jersey City’s Division of Senior Affairs.
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