Birth

16 January 1906Weatherly, Pennsylvania, United States

Death

25 February 2017Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, United States

Age

111

Helen Chamberlain

Helen Chamberlain was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest (LQ). At the time of her death, she was among the oldest living residents of the American state of Pennsylvania.

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Biography

Helen Chamberlain was born in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, USA on 16 January 1906, to parents Harry and Sally Chamberlain. One of her earliest memories dates back to 1912, where she recalled being six years old and hearing the news of the Titanic sinking over the radio.

After high school, she studied nursing at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and would work there as a nurse for six years before returning to her hometown in Pennsylvania. She would later find work as a nurse for a physician in a private practice in Weatherly.

As a centenarian, she reportedly attributed her longevity to having never married nor having children, and on her 108th birthday, she stated “I had the most wonderful parents and family, we were never cross with each other. I have had a happy life.”

In 2015, in commemoration of her 109th birthday, she was visited by then-Pennsylvania State Senator Stewart Greenleaf, who presented her with a plaque congratulating her on her longevity.

Helen Chamberlain died in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, USA on 25 February 2017, at the age of 111 years, 40 days.

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Recognition

Her age was verified by Fabrizio Villatoro and Jimmy Lindberg, and validated by LongeviQuest on 14 September 2023.

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Attribution

* 108th Birthday – Acts Retirement-Life Communities (Facebook), 17 January 2014

* Aged 109 – Acts Retirement-Life Communities (Facebook), 22 January 2015

* “In Memory of Helen Chamberlain” – Dignity Memorial