LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Martha King of the United States at age 111. She was born in Angelina County, Texas, United States on 3 July 1868. She was a sister to at least 4 sisters.

Her younger sister, Emma Kirkwood, died in November 1974, aged 104. Kirkwood’s daughter, Gertrude Tapscott (1899–2005), lived to be 105, and her son, Charles Russell Kirkwood (1901–2003), lived to be 101.

Around the age of 100. (Source: Find A Grave)
Around the age of 100.
(Source: Find A Grave)

King passed away in Hempstead, Texas, USA, on 12 December 1979, at the age of 111 years, 162 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Texas and the oldest documented person to ever die in Texas.

LongeviQuest congratulates Martha King’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Alicia Blanchet at 112 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the earliest recorded woman to reach 110 years old in Louisiana, USA. She was also the previous record holder as the state’s oldest woman ever.

Alicia Blanchet was born on 8 June 1867 in Erath, Louisiana, USA.

On 24 January 1887, she was married to Desire Blanchet and had seven children together.

In 1961 during her 90s, she moved into Consolata Nursing Home in New Iberia.

On her 105th birthday in 1972. (Source: The Daily Advertiser)
On her 105th birthday in 1972.
(Source: The Daily Advertiser)

She stated the secret to her longevity to be, “to let a happy smile more noticeable than snow-white hair and to let an enthusiastic attitude on life overshadow wrinkled hands and a slowed pace in walking.”

In June 1977, she became the first known female supercentenarian in Louisiana, USA, after celebrating her 110th birthday. Sadly, two years later, Blanchet passed away on 9 November 1979 at Iberia Parish General Hospital. She was 112 years and 154 days old at the time of her death.

For more information, please visit Alicia Blanchet’s Directory Profile here.