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Mary Franklin

Mary P. Franklin is an American supercentenarian who is one of the oldest living people in the state of Maryland. Her age has not been validated by LongeviQuest (LQ).


Franklin was born in Virginia on 3 February 1913. She graduated from Wilson College in the District of Columbia, and later married William Franklin. The couple were living in Norfolk, Virginia in 1940, when William was a hotel doorman, and Mary was a saleslady in the retail sector.

In the 1950s, Franklin moved to Centreville, Maryland, and lived in a large house near the wharf. At this time, she was a teacher, and her husband worked in diplomatic service. Throughout her life, she was an avid collector of books, and enjoyed playing bridge and reading poetry. At the age of 80, she moved to a nursing home in Chestertown, Maryland, where she currently resides.

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Franklin was recognised on her 107th birthday in The Bay Times & Record Observer, when she celebrated with friends and family. She was given a drive-by parade from various fire departments to celebrate her 110th birthday.