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Jemima Boggs

Jimmy Lindberg
Validated By: Jimmy Lindberg On Date: Oct. 11th 2023

Jemima Webster Boggs (née Hall) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.


Boggs was born in Harrisville, Harrison County, Ohio, USA, on 6 July 1866, to parents Thomas Hall (1831–1919) and Hannah Webster (1835–1923). Her parents were Quakers. Her mother was a minister who preached throughout the world. She had four siblings: Thomas Austin Hall (1858–1929), Arthur Hall (born 1860), Paxton Vickers Hall, and Mary Patterson Hawthorne (1863–1923). At the age of 17, she enrolled in Oberlin College where she studied painting for two years.

On 15 September 1892, at the age of 26, she married Edwin Nelson Boggs (1859–1944). The couple had five children: Nelson Boggs (1893–1894), Paul Raymond Boggs (1895–1972), Marjorie Hall Boggs (1897–1991), Mildred Kathryn Giffen (1900–2000), and Alda Elizabeth Knapp (1902–2000). The family resided in St. Clairsville, where her husband operated a coal mine and a grocery store. After he retired in 1942, the couple moved to live with their daughter, Marjorie.

Boggs passed away at her home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA, on 27 March 1977, at the age of 110 years, 264 days. She was survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Her daughter Mildred Giffen passed away in June 2000, aged 100.

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Boggs was the oldest living person in the U.S. state of Ohio and would be succeeded by Clara Jacobs following her passing.

Her age was verified by Jimmy Lindberg and I.L. (anonymous), and validated by LongeviQuest on 11 October 2023.

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* “Jemima Webster Hall Boggs” – Find A Grave

* “Jemima Webster (Hall) Boggs (1866 – 1977)” – WikiTree

* “Mrs. Boggs at 100 is Indians, Samba Fan” – Plain Dealer, 5 July 1966

* “Neighbors Hail 107-year-old at Block Party” – Plain Dealer, 25 June 1973

* “Jemima Webster Boggs” – Plain Dealer, 29 March 1977