LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of James Holt at 111 years old. He was an American supercentenarian born on 25 December 1865.

He was born in Edwards, Illinois, USA, to parents Joseph and Martha Pelham Holt. James and his three brothers were sent to Cannon, Tennessee after their parents passed away in 1868 which made them young orphans.

He was already living independently at the age of 13 years old where he would work and travel throughout multiple states in the 1870s. According to him, he lived with the chief of a Native American tribe in Missouri for several years before he went to work as a cowboy in Oklahoma 1889 Land Rush.

James Holt with his wife in an undated photo.
(Source: The 110 Club)

James married Clara Hyder on 1 November 1899 in Lamar, Missouri. The couple had five children together. Their marriage went on for 38 years just before Clara died in 1937. He was remarried to another woman who also died 18 years later after the wedding.

In his later years, James began living with one of his daughters in Oklahoma City.

James Holt passed away on 7 January 1977 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He was 111 years and 13 days old at the time of his death.

For more information, please visit James Holt’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Alma Abernathy of the United States at age 112. She was born in Nulltown, Indiana, United States on 7 December 1865. She was a wife and a mother to 5 children.

Abernathy continued to live on her own until her 70s, before moving in with her foster daughter in 1960. She was a longtime member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. As a lifelong Republican, Abernathy had voted in every major election since women gained the right to vote in 1920. In December 1975, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming the first known supercentenarian who was both born and living in the U.S. state of Indiana.

Shortly before her 100th birthday in 1965.
(Source: Palladium-Item)

Abernathy was a healthy and active woman who lived a long and fulfilling life. She claimed to have never visited a doctor until she was 90. Her first hospitalization was at the age of 99 after a fall. She celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house attended by over 200 people. As a centenarian, her favorite pastime was watching television, with her favorite highlight being the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, when she was 103. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing, but gave up these hobbies around the age of 104 due to failing eyesight. She suffered another fall one month before her 106th birthday and spent a week in the hospital for observation, but she didn’t break any bones and made a full recovery. A few months before her 109th birthday, she moved into a nursing home due to declining health.

At the age of 107.
(Source: Indianapolis Star)

Alma Abernathy died in Connersville, Indiana, USA on 31 January 1978 at the age of 112 years, 55 days, following a lengthy illness. She was survived by a foster daughter, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Alma Abernathy’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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