Ruby Lockhart recently celebrated her 111th birthday last 17 May 2023 in Bryan, Ohio, United States. LongeviQuest validated her age on 3 February 2023 and the Williams County Commissioners supported this by passing a proclamation on her birthday.

Ruby Lockhart at 111 years old
Ruby Lockhart at 111 years old

The proclamation states that Ruby is the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Ohio and that 17 May is now officially the Ruby Viola Lockhart Day.

She was born as Ruby Viola Clay in Elkhart, Indiana in 1912. Ruby proceeded to marry Ferral Wheeler Lockhart on 4 November 1931 and together they had three children.

As of the latest checking, Ruby had one living sister, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. She is currently living in Hillside Country, Bryan, Ohio, USA.

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

LongeviQuest is glad to report the addition of Sylvia Corfield to our ever-growing directory of supercentenarians. She was an English supercentenarian born on 21 November 1912 in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. The European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has validated the age of Sylvia at 110 years.

Her parents Thomas and Mary Aston had three children and she is the eldest after her younger brother and sister. Their family ran the village grocery store and bakery at that time.

She worked as a typist in Birmingham Pre-World War II and as the war emerged, she worked for British Motor Company that supplied the tanks for the forces.

Undated, with her husband. (Source: Rochdale Online)
Undated, with her husband.
(Source: Rochdale Online)

She married Douglas Corfield on 20 September 1947 and the couple had no child together. The two of them lived in Birmingham but later moved to Rochdale. After her husband passed away in 2008, she lived by herself until 2019.

She later moved to Highfield House Care in Heywood, Greater Manchester, England, in January 2020 where she lived until her own death on 18 December 2022. LongeviQuest extends their congratulations to the family of Mrs. Corfield on this posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest has validated the age claim for Ruth Touschner (1912-2023) of New York, United States. Born Ruth Huffmaster in Dushore, Pennsylvania on 21 November 1912, she moved to Elmira, New York in 1940 together with her husband, Vincent F. Touschner who she married in 1932.

Touschner on her 109th birthday (Source: WETM)

It is also at that point that she converted from Lutheran to Catholicism and the couple even became the caretakers of their local church at that time. Mr. and Mrs. Touschner had sons who are now both deceased. Mrs. Touschner moved into a nursing home when she was aged 105. She died at the age of 110 years and 150 days last 20 April 2023. At the time of her death, she was one of the top five oldest residents of New York.

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

LongeviQuest has validated the age of Mary Price at 110 years old. Born in 1912 as Mary Adelaide Prickett in Gas City, Indiana, United States, she lived her life by teaching for 50 years at schools in Indiana and Ohio. She earned her academic degrees from DePauw University and New York University.

(source: WANE.com article published 3 November 2020)

During her younger years, she had a decade-long romance with David Price before marrying him in 1938. Per Mrs. Price, this is due to that they cannot afford a wedding ceremony right away while David is still going to medical school at that time. Time passed by and they had four children, nine grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Mary Price passed away on 29 August 2022 at her lake cottage in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA at the age of 110. LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Price’s family on her posthumous recognition and offers our condolences for her death last year.

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

The Bribie Island Baptist Church of Bongaree recently confirmed on its YouTube channel the passing of Mrs. Mary Gwendoline “Gwen” Moore, the oldest living person in Australia.

Mrs. Moore was born in Tredegar, Wales, UK, in 1911. At some point, she moved to Australia where she spent her final days in Bongaree, a suburb of Bribie Island, Queensland. She passed away on 31 March, aged 111. Her age has not been validated by LongeviQuest or European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

With the passing of Mrs. Moore, the title of Australia’s oldest living resident goes to Catherina van der Linden of Adelaide, South Australia. Mrs. van der Linden was born in the Netherlands, on 26 August 1912, and migrated to Australia in 1955 with her husband and children.

Besides Mrs. van der Linden, there’s one more supercentenarian living in Australia, Mrs. Dulcie Fawcett of Western Australia, who celebrated her 110th birthday in January.