1922: Man, 96, Gets Auto License

Middletown, Conn., July 29.–(Special)–Benjamin F. Range, aged 96, who lives with his daughter, Mrs. Emina Norton of Haddam, has bought an automobile and has taken out a driver’s license. The license was obtained in Bath, Stephen county [Pennsylvania]. When he went to be examined he was told that he is the oldest man who had ever applied for a license.

Mr. Range is a veteran of the Civil War. He served in Company I, One Hundred and Eighty-eighth New York Volunteers, and saw service at Hatches Run, Saw Dust Fork, Gravel River and Five Forks.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Sunday, July 30, 1922.

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