LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Martha Coleman of the United States at age 111. She was born in Travis County, Texas, United States on 5 June 1905 as the sixth of 14 children. Coleman attended a segregated high school until her father fell ill, forcing her to leave school at 16. She used her sewing skills to help support her family.

Around 1932, Coleman married and had two sons. She worked as a cook for various doctors and lawyers in Austin. She continued to make quilts throughout her life, and many of them have been exhibited at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.

At the age of 104. (Source: Quilts)

At the age of 104.
(Source: Quilts)

When asked about the secret to her longevity, she said, “Be nice to everyone. And I drink water; I never drank soda water until I was 90, and I read the Bible a lot. Live right and treat your neighbors right. Regardless of what a person does to you, always forgive.”

Coleman passed away in Austin, Texas, USA, on 18 June 2016, at the age of 111 years, 13 days. At the time of her passing, she was the third-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Texas, behind Corine Snow and Hazel Gates.

LongeviQuest congratulates Martha Coleman’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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