Eldon McLean, 93, was honored as the oldest resident of North Anson by the presentation of the ceremonial Boston Post Cane by Anson Historical Society, at the Anson Town Office, on February 9, 2023. President Sharon Mellows, Vice President Charlotte Withee, Chairman Ralph Withee and Anson Administrator Tammy Murray and Michell Quint, a member of the society, and Eldon’s wife Laurie, were present.
Eldon was born June 9, 1929, in North Anson, to Kenneth and Alberta McLean. He attended Mark Emery and North Anson Academy. Eldon served in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He worked at Wings Mill, on construction and later was manager of Sampson’s, in Rockland, and later manager of Hannaford, in Madison. Eldon is a member of the Lions Club and the Lexington Highland Historical Society and past member of the North Anson Grange, Mason’s, and Lexington Highland Snowmobile Club.
Eldon married Laurie Howes and they had three children, Wendy, Larry, and Michael. They have five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Eldon’s mother, Alberta, was presented the Boston Cane in 2001 at the age of 96.
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