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EDGAR AND LAURA Ashbrenner were married in December 1937. Their engagement lasted seven years because the onset of the Great Depression made it difficult for Edgar to find a job that could support the family.

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Edgar Ashbrenner celebrates 105th birthday

When Edgar Ashbrenner drew his first breath, Babe Ruth was still six years away from his professional baseball debut with the Boston Red Sox, humanity didn’t yet know about world wars or Great Depressions, and movie fans were still 18 years away from hearing John Barrymore and Mary Astor utter the first words on the silver screen in “Don Juan.”

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