LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of James Holt at 111 years old. He was an American supercentenarian born on 25 December 1865.

He was born in Edwards, Illinois, USA, to parents Joseph and Martha Pelham Holt. James and his three brothers were sent to Cannon, Tennessee after their parents passed away in 1868 which made them young orphans.

He was already living independently at the age of 13 years old where he would work and travel throughout multiple states in the 1870s. According to him, he lived with the chief of a Native American tribe in Missouri for several years before he went to work as a cowboy in Oklahoma 1889 Land Rush.

James Holt with his wife in an undated photo.
(Source: The 110 Club)

James married Clara Hyder on 1 November 1899 in Lamar, Missouri. The couple had five children together. Their marriage went on for 38 years just before Clara died in 1937. He was remarried to another woman who also died 18 years later after the wedding.

In his later years, James began living with one of his daughters in Oklahoma City.

James Holt passed away on 7 January 1977 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He was 111 years and 13 days old at the time of his death.

For more information, please visit James Holt’s Directory Profile here.