LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Hazel Nilson of the United States at age 111. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on 21 August 1908 to German-born parents. After high school, she and her future husband enrolled in a physical education school affiliated with Indiana University. They married in 1932 and had two sons. In 1964, they retired to a house on Stone Lake in Wisconsin.

With her husband. (Source: apg-wi.com)
With her husband.
(Source: apg-wi.com)

Nilson kept driving until she was 104 and lived independently until she moved to New Hampshire at 106. She was a devout member of the First Lutheran Church of Stone Lake and led exercise classes at her assisted living facility. Nilson also regularly attended the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London, New Hampshire.

Nilson passed away after a short hospitalization in Sunapee, New Hampshire, USA, on 20 November 2019, at the age of 111 years, 91 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. She was survived by two daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Hazel Nilson’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Genevieve Duffy of the United States at age 111. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States on 9 May 1908. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to 1 daughter

In an interview, Duffy recalled peering through holes in a fence to watch scenes being filmed at Pathe Films in Jersey City. She and her childhood friends often sat on the curb outside the studios and ended up appearing in the background of silent films. Duffy attended nursing school outside of Philadelphia. She then returned to her home state to work as an obstetrics nurse. Following her marriage in the 1930s, she decided to leave her job to become a stay-at-home mother. During this time, Duffy occasionally took on private nursing assignments.

Throughout her life. (Source: LifeBridge Health)
Throughout her life.
(Source: LifeBridge Health)

In her 50s, Duffy returned to the workforce. She took a job in a home furnishings store and developed a keen interest in interior design. In her 70s, Duffy frequently prepared evening meals for the nuns at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster. She also walks daily to attend Mass.

Duffy passed away in Westminster, Maryland, USA, on 28 June 2019, at the age of 111 years, 50 days. She was survived by her daughter, two grandsons, and six great-grandchildren. At the time of her death, Duffy was the second-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Maryland, behind Downing Kay.

LongeviQuest congratulates Genevieve Duffy’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Goldie Small of the United States at age 110. She was born in Paris, New York, United States, on 1 April 1908. Small grew up on the family farm in Paris, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse until the eighth grade. She then completed high school in Waterville, New York.

In 1927, Small graduated from the Eastman School of Dental Hygiene in Rochester. She worked as a dental hygienist for a short time but lost her job during the Great Depression, when people could no longer afford dental care. In 1941, Small got married, and together they had two children. The family moved to New Milford, Pennsylvania, where Small lived for the next 70 years.

Undated. (Source: JA McCormack Sons Funeral Home Inc)
(Source: JA McCormack Sons Funeral Home Inc)

Small was very involved in her community. She is an active member of the United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and the New Milford Library, where she served as librarian for over 30 years. She stopped driving at the age of 102 and moved to an independent living apartment at Good Shepherd Village in Endwell.

Small passed away in Endwell, New York, USA, on 20 March 2019, at the age of 110 years, 353 days. She was survived by her two children, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Goldie Small’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Rochelle Pope of the United States at age 110. She was born in Sampson County, North Carolina, United States on 9 March 1908. Pope was a wife and a mother to 4 children.

On her 109th birthday. (Source: The Fayetteville Observer)
Rochelle Pope on her 109th birthday.
(Source: The Fayetteville Observer)

Pope attended Pineland School for Girls in the 1920s. She earned her education degree from what was then East Carolina Teachers College in Greenville. She got her first teaching job in Sampson County. Pope then worked at the Harnett County Schools system, teaching fourth through seventh grades. She also served as principal of Long Branch School, which was just a mile from her home. Pope has been a member of Divine St. United Methodist Church since 1942. Over the years, she has taught Sunday school, served on the Board of Trustees, and contributed to nearly every other committee in the church.

Pope passed away in Dunn, North Carolina, USA, on 14 April 2018, at the age of 110 years, 36 days. She was survived by a son and a daughter, 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Rochelle Pope’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Gladys Schlossman at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born on 7 February 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Glady got her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University where she was admitted to Delta Mu Delta. It is a prestigious international business honor society that recognizes academic excellence among students. She was also included into Phi Chi Theta which is a professional co-educational society in the field of business and economics. Gladys was also a member of the American Society of Women Accountants.

Undated. (Source: The Dignity Memorial)
Undated.
(Source: The Dignity Memorial)

On 14 November 1931, she was married to Arthur Schlossman and the two of them had no children together. Aside from being a bookworm, Gladys loves to travel with her three sisters and her husband. Together they explored Europe and the United States and would spend winters in Florida with Arthur.

Her husband passed away on 25 January 1995. On the other hand, Mrs. Schlossman died on 3 March 2019 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA, when she was 111 years and 24 days old.

For more information, please visit Gladys Schlossman’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Alice Christina Schroeder Foelkel at 110 years of age. She was a Brazilian supercentenarian born on 21 May 1908 in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

She was born to parents who were of German descent.

On her 110th birthday in 2018. (Source: Tribuna de Jundiaí)
On her 110th birthday in 2018.
(Source: Tribuna de Jundiaí)

Alice Christina Schroeder Foelkel passed away on 5 June 2018 in Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil. She was 110 years and 15 days old at the time of her death.

For more information, please view Alice Christina Schroeder Foelkel’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Doris Sperber at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born on 20 January 1908 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

She was known as Dora Jablonsky before getting married to Reuben Sperber in 1932. The couple then had four sons together while living in Florida for 30 years. After getting married, she worked with the New York Social Services before transitioning into the roles of being a mother, homemaker, and assistant for her husband’s accounting practice.

In the 1940s, with her husband. (Source: The Jewish News of Northern California)
In the 1940s, with her husband.
(Source: The Jewish News of Northern California)

When she was 100 years old, she chose to have a bat mitzvah to honor her Jewish faith in 2008.

Doris Sperber passed away on 9 May 2019 in San Francisco, California, USA, when she was 111 years old. At the time of her death, she was survived by her four sons, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Barbara Barton of the United States at age 113. She was born in Barrington, Rhode Island, United States on 12 October 1908. Barton was the oldest known person living in the U.S. state of Rhode Island at the time of her death. She also held both all-time state records (birth and residency/death) since 2020. She was a wife and a mother to 4 children.

At the age of 6. (Source: The 110 Club)
At the age of 6.
(Source: The 110 Club)

Barton was a Girl Scout when she was young and even once met the First Lady of the United States. She graduated from Barrington High School in 1926 at the age of 17. Barton studied textile design, graduating in 1928, and later worked as a fabric designer. She used to teach Sunday school at Warren Methodist Church. Barton lived independently until she was 102 years old. She fell and broke her arm when she was 104 years old, and she had to move into a care home, Hattie Ide Chaffee Home in Providence, Rhode Island.

At the age of 113, Barton was believed to be the fourth-oldest living person in the country, with only three validated supercentenarians older than her (Bessie HendricksEdie Ceccarelli, and Hazel Plummer).

Barton died in Providence, Rhode Island, USA on 12 August 2022, at the age of 113 years, 304 days. She was survived by all four of her children, with the eldest of them, Prudence Bishop, being 90 years old at the time. At the time of death, she had 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Barbara Barton’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Namie Takaki at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian known as the second-oldest living person in Kumamoto Prefecture.

Namie Takaki was born on 11 October 1908 in Tamana, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.  She heard from her parents that because she was so frail at birth, they thought she would not survive. She was only 100 cm at the age of 7 years old.

Her family moved to Taiwan in 1917 when it was still occupied by Japan because of her father’s job as a police officer. She got her teaching degree in Taiwan where she worked as an elementary school teacher in Taichung. Mrs. Takaki taught Japanese to about 1,000 first and second-graders at that time.

She decided to quit her job after being married to a police officer and had their first daughter. Her husband was arrested as a war criminal after World War II. Since then, Namie and her daughter moved from one evacuation center to another until they returned to Japan in 1946.

In 2016, aged 107. (Source: Asahi Shimbun)
In 2016, aged 107.
(Source: Asahi Shimbun)

When her husband passed away in 1976, Namie tried to connect with her former students in Taiwan. However, their communications were shut due to the 1999 Taiwan earthquake. She reconnects again through a letter that she wrote when she was 107. This time, the Taiwanese media picked up their stories and shared their reunion which became a hot topic in Taiwan.

The Taiwanese Consulate General and Taipei Economic and Cultural Affairs Office appreciate Namie’s friendships with her past students which created a bond of friendship between Japan and Taiwan.

Namie Takaki passed away on 28 February 2020 in Tamana, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, at the age of 111 years and 140 days.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Koshika Kasū at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the second-oldest living person in Okayama Prefecture at the time of her death.

Koshika Kasū was born on 16 March 1908 in Honjō Village, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

At some point in her life, she got married to someone from the Forestry Bureau. Because of her husband’s nature of work, they were often transferred to places such as Yamaguchi and Osaka. During their stay at Osaka, she worked as a seamstress in a tailor’s shop. After the Osaka Air Raids in 1945, Koshika’s family returned to Okayama.

On her 100th birthday in 2008. (Source: Sanyo Shimbun)
On her 100th birthday in 2008.
(Source: Sanyo Shimbun)

Her hobby was sewing and so she made an apron theater with the help of her friends. She then donated it to her community center library.

Koshika Kasū passed away on 2 October 2019 in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. At the age of 111 years and 200 days, she was the second-oldest living person in the prefecture at the time of her death.

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