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New Validation: William McDaniel of the United States (1878-1988)

At the age of 100. (Source: Find A Grave) At the age of 100. (Source: Find A Grave)

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of William McDaniel of the United States at age 110. He was born in Panola, Texas, United States on 20 May 1878. He was a brother, a husband, and a father to 10 children.

Around 1900, at 22, McDaniel settled in Smith County, Mississippi, for the next eight decades. He worked many jobs: carpenter, blacksmith, sawmill worker, and bricklayer. He was also a devout Pentecostal.

Despite a broken hip and heart attack at 103, McDaniel defied the odds and recovered. Even at 110, he recalled vivid childhood memories and attributed his long life to hard work and chewing tobacco.

On his 100th birthday, with 8 out of his 10 children. (Source: Find A Grave)
On his 100th birthday, with 8 out of his 10 children.
(Source: Find A Grave)

In May 1988, he became the second documented male supercentenarian in the U.S. state of Mississippi, with the first being Charlie Phillips. On 25 November 1988, following the passing of 112-year-old Alphaeus Philemon Cole, he became the oldest (known) living man in the United States. He held the title for less than a month.

McDaniel passed away in Bay SpringsJasper CountyMississippiUSA, on 20 December 1988, at the age of 110 years. He was survived by one son and six daughters, 36 grandchildren, a number of great- and great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild (five generations of descendants).

LongeviQuest congratulates William McDaniel’s family on his posthumous recognition.

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

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