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Lifelong Goliad County resident celebrated 100th birthday Friday
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John Freeman Lott, a lifelong Goliad County resident, turned 100 years of age Friday.
John Freeman Lott, a lifelong Goliad County resident, turned 100 years of age Friday.
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Lifelong Goliad County resident John Freeman Lott celebrated his 100th birthday Friday.

Lott was born Feb. 22, 1913 in Goliad County and was married on his birthday to Allene Pettus Lott.

Lott grew up in the western part of the county along the San Antonio River. He still resides in the house where his grandfather lived and his father brought his mother as a bride.

Lott participated in the Goliad Library oral history project as well as Louise O’Connor’s books on cattle ranching and the San Antonio River life telling when there were no phones, no running water (or bathrooms) in homes and no electricity.

Lott recalls when the streets around the courthouse were not paved and the big event that it was when the streets were paved.

Lott has ranched all of his life and continues to run cattle, but he loved cat hunting with his hound dogs and was known throughout the South Texas for hunting this region as well as in Mexico.

Lott has two children and seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
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