Mulberry man celebrates 100 years with 5 generations


MULBERRY, Ind. (WLFI) – A man celebrated 100 years of life with friends and five generations of family Saturday afternoon in Mulberry.

Robert Johnson was joined by his six children, 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren were in attendance at the event held at the Mulberry Nursing Home.

Johnson spent most of his life working as a dairy farmer near Mulberry. He also worked in local factories in the summer time and drove a school bus when he wasn’t milking cows. His children say he was a hard working man who retired at 79. He said he was thankful to be able to celebrate the day with his family.

“I’m glad I don’t have to do another hundred,” said Johnson.

Johnson’s family continues to operate the dairy farm near town. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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