Winifred Nichols was a validated American supercentenarian who died in 2020 at the age of 110.

Winifred Nichols was born on August 18, 1910, in Wyandotte, Michigan. She grew up on a 40-acre farm. As an only child, she helped her mother prepare produce and joined her father in selling it at a Detroit market. She attended a one-room schoolhouse until the 8th grade, walking two miles each way. Nichols was very close to her cousin Ruth, maintaining their bond for a century until Ruth’s death in 2010 at age 100.

In September 1930, she married her husband, and they had three children. Widowed at 50, Winifred’s cousin helped her find a job in a hospital kitchen. After the hospital closed, she worked in various nursing homes until retiring at 62.

On her 108th birthday in 2018.
(Source: The Wayne Dispatch)

In 2020, Winifred celebrated her 110th birthday with her family from a distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remarkably, this was her second pandemic, having survived the Spanish Flu over a century earlier.

Winifred Nichols passed away in Westland, Michigan, USA, on 28 September 2020, at the age of 110 years, 41 days. She was survived by two children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Winifred Nichols’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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