Two women living in upper Montgomery County celebrated their 100th birthdays this month, earning recognition for their longevity from their family, friends, and, even the president of the United States.
Emma Elizabeth Williams of Gaithersburg celebrated her birthday on April 17. That day, the city of Gaithersburg honored her by proclaiming the day Emma Elizabeth Williams Day.
On April 27, Anna Guagliardo, originally from Milwaukee, Wis. and now living in George’s Assisted Living (M&A’s Place) Germantown, celebrated becoming a centenarian.
Known as “Aunt Emma” by family, Williams was born in 1912 and raised three children. She is a parishioner of Gaithersburg’s Inter-denominational Church of God.
Williams is a longtime resident of Gaithersburg. City Mayor Sidney Katz made an appearance at her birthday for the city proclamation.
Guagliardo, also a mother of three, was born and raised in a her father’s saloon in Milwaukee, according to her family. She and her late husband ran a small hardware store in the city.