Mrs. Susan Richardson celebrated her 100th birthday in her wheelchair at the Old Soldiers Home at Retsil. The feisty centenarian had one message for the Tacoma Times readers, "Keep Hitler Out of America." She was born in Shelby County Ohio July 22, 1840 and crossed the Oregon Trail in 1843 with her grandmother, settling in the Oregon Territory. She remembers the crossing as uneventful; the Indians were not hostile at that point. She married Civil War veteran S. M. Richardson and still had two living children, Mrs. E. J. Fullerton and Thomas R. Riggs.