British supercentenarian Ethel Lang left a remarkable legacy behind in the form of her daughter, Margaret Bates, who is a talented artist. 

Margaret Bates recently turned 100 years old on 29 November 2023, a feat that made her a centenarian following the steps of her supercentenarian mother. This made her the second generation of women from their family to reach the centenary milestone. 

Holly House Residential Home in Milton Malsor threw a party for Margaret’s 100th birthday complete with cakes and decorations. Moreover, one amazing gift she received during her celebration is a card from the King.

Margaret Bates with her supercentenarian mother, Ethel Lang
Margaret Bates with her supercentenarian mother, Ethel Lang


For her birthday, Margaret’s daughter wrote the following statements: 

“Margaret was born in Barnsley and lived in the town until July 2022, when she moved to Holly House Residential Home in Milton Malsor to be close to her adult family and great-grandchildren.” 

“Margaret is a talented amateur artist. Her room, and the homes of family and friends display her paintings, pastel drawings and sculptures.” 

“Margaret has received her card from the King. It compliments the ones her mother received from the late Queen Elizabeth. It is an unusual achievement for a mother and daughter to achieve the milestone of a hundredth birthday.” 

Margaret’s artistry and the longevity she got from her mother are a testament to why she deserves celebration and recognition. 

LongeviQuest sends our warmest greetings for Margaret Bates’ milestone of reaching the centenarian age mark.  

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fannie Barney of the United States at age 110. She was born in South Pass, Wyoming, United States on 29 July 1873. Barney’s parents were born in South Holland, Netherlands, and immigrated to the United States in 1868, bringing along their five children. The family’s original surname was Duijndam, but it was later changed to Dundom upon settling in the USA. Barney attended schools in Washington and Montana.

On 25 December 1890, Barney got married in Fergus County, Montana. She was a homemaker, and the family moved around frequently, eventually settling in California for 50 years. At 103, she moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, to be with her daughter. Barney was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

As a young woman. (Source: Gerontology Wiki)
As a young woman.
(Source: Gerontology Wiki)

Barney passed away at Beverly Manor Nursing Home in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA, on 4 August 1983, at the age of 110 years, 6 days. She was survived by her daughter Frances, five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

At the time of her death, Barney was the second-oldest living person in the U.S. state of Colorado, following Linnie Jones, who is believed to be the first supercentenarian in the state, making Barney the second.

LongeviQuest congratulates Fannie Barney’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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