By M.A. Ferguson-Rich
HUDSON: The corner of Franklin and Aurora streets will soon bear a new sign honoring Hudson's longest-living resident.
Franklin Street will have the honorary designation of "Ada Cooper Miller Lane.”
Ada Cooper Miller was born in England on December 12, 1903, and came to live in Hudson with her family when she was 3 months old.
She has resided in Hudson since that time and is now nearly 110 years old.
Cooper Miller worked for the family business, Cooper Florist for approximately 75 years. She was also elected to the Board of Education and served for 40 years. She held the position of school board president from 1954 until 1978.
Resident Frank Youngwerth addressed council last week and thanked them for honoring Cooper Miller.
He cited the large number of emails that were sent in support of the honor. One citizen, he said, thought they ought to rename the entire city after the woman who has resided in Hudson longer than any other person.
Youngwerth quoted one admirer who said that for more than 70 years, Cooper Miller took meals to people ill or housebound and visited many grieving people.
The honorary street sign will likely be put in place with a ceremony sometime this month, but a date for the occasion has not yet been set.