LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Annie Virginia Matthews of the United States at age 110. She was born in Brookeville, Maryland, United States on 26 September 1909. She has 8 siblings.

As a child, Matthews started attending Brighton Methodist Episcopal Church in Brookeville. She could only complete grade six but was a regular attendee of Sunday School and one-hour evening services. When Matthews was 17, the family’s home in Brookeville burned down, so the family moved into a two-room log cabin house in Sandy Spring, Maryland. She lived and worked in Baltimore with her uncle for some time, coming home every other week.

Undated, likely in 1970s. (Source: FOX 5 DC)

Undated, likely in 1970s.
(Source: FOX 5 DC)

Matthews was a wife and a mother to four children. For a time, she worked at the Olney Inn together with her daughters. Matthews was also employed by the Montgomery County School Board as a cafeteria worker and worked nights at Leisure World. As an elderly woman, she worked as Assistant Manager at the Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center for 15 years, working along with her granddaughter for some time. After moving with her daughter and granddaughter to Laurel, she became a member of Queen’s Chapel United Methodist Church. At the age of 98, she used to read a book every day to her great-great-granddaughter.

Matthews passed away in Laurel, Maryland, USA, on 12 December 2019, at the age of 110 years, 77 days. She was survived by her daughter, Cora Canty, 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 44 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren. At the time of her death, Matthews was the third-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Maryland, behind Downing Kay and Ruby Staley.

LongeviQuest congratulates Annie Matthews’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Matthews’s Directory Profile here.