Age: 100

Birthplace: Higginsville

Hometown: Chillicothe

Family: Married to Dorothy for 68 years until her death in 2004. Sons: Jim and wife, Verna, of Detroit, Mich., and Dr. Charles Meinershagen and wife, Susan, of Redding, Calif. Two granddaughters.

Occupation: Dentist. Practiced in St. Joseph and Chillicothe for 62 years until the age of 85.

Education: Higginsville High School (1931). Attended Central Methodist College for one year. Graduated in 1936 from Kansas City Western Dental School (now University of Missouri Kansas City Dental School).

Military service: U.S. Army (July 1941-December 1945). Stationed with the 91st General Hospital in Oxford, England during WWII.

Rank: Entered as 1st Lieutenant; attained rank of Major.

Special Experience: As I was returning home from the war aboard a ship carrying 10,000 troops, I met Dr. Charles W. Steele from Lewiston, Maine. He told me that he had a brother living in Chillicothe. His brother's name was Francis Steele, a patient of mine.