THE HOLLAND EVENING SENTINEL (Holland, Michigan) SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1966 Oldest Twins Have Birthday Jacksonville, Fla. (UPI) Grant and Sherman Evans, at 100 believed to be the nationís oldest twins, say hard work and clean living is responsible for their longevity. The brothers celebrated their birthdays Friday, Grant in Jacksonville and Sherman in Winter Haven, Fla. Both drink buttermilk regularly, but neither drink liquor. Neither smokes, but Sherman puffed cigars until he gave it up about 42 years ago. The Evanses, who were named after Civil War union generals, were born in Carter County, Ky., in 1866. Grant spent most of his life running the family farm while his brother left in 1896 to go into the jewelry business in Dayton, Ohio. He retired in 1945 to move to Winter Haven, about the same time Grant left the farm for retirement. For their birthday, they received greetings from President Johnson and were named Kentucky Colonels by Gov. Edward Breathitt.
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