LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Martha Frances Brown at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian recognized as the former oldest known living person in the United States. At the time of death, she was also the second-oldest living person in the world.

Martha Brown was born on 17 February 1858 in Federalsburg, Maryland, USA, as Martha Frances Prattis.

In 1876, Martha moved to Philadelphia. At some point in her life, she married Luke H. Nichols and had seven children with him. Her first husband died in 1928, and so she was remarried to Benjamin Brown who later also passed away in either 1932,1940, or 1942, according to different sources.

On her 102nd birthday in 1960. (Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)

On her 102nd birthday in 1960.
(Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)

In 1959, Marta celebrated her 111th birthday while also receiving a congratulatory letter from President Richard Nixon for her longevity.

Martha Brown passed away on 5 August 1969, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was 111 years and 169 days old at the time of her death.

For more information, please view Martha Brown’s Directory Profile here.