LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Elnora Cage of the United States at age 110. She was born in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States on 9 June 1874. Cage’s roots stretched back to enslaved ancestors from Virginia and possibly Cherokee heritage.

Married at 20, she raised 15 children on a 362-acre farm in Mississippi, their lives guided by Baptist and later Methodist faith. Widowed in 1964, she moved to Louisiana, eventually settling in Baton Rouge, where arthritis confined her to bed at 104.

At 105, Cage boasted a staggering 993 living descendants, including great-great-great-grandchildren. Mentally sharp, she recognized everyone she met, except those too young to know. With twelve surviving children, her family spanned generations, from her 85-year-old daughter Altha to her 61-year-old son Foley. One of her daughters lived to be 107, while another daughter lived to be 106. Her descendants thrived in diverse fields, from ministers and teachers to computer technicians and Ph.D. holders, proving her legacy extended far beyond numbers.

At the age of 105. (Source: The Advocate (Baton Rouge))
At the age of 105.
(Source: The Advocate (Baton Rouge))

Newspapers celebrated Cage’s 100th birthday in 1974, highlighting her incredible legacy of 1,037 descendants, a number that continued to grow even after her passing. Sadly, 18 months before her death, she experienced a two-day coma and never fully regained her health.

Cage passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, on 3 September 1984. At the time of passing, she was likely the oldest living person in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

LongeviQuest congratulates Elnora Cage’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Sabina Zieg of the United States at age 112. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States on 12 November 1872 to German immigrants. She was reported to be less than 5 feet tall. She was a member of Glenshaw Presbyterian Church since 1930 and a member of the ladies auxiliary of Undercliff Volunteer Fire Co.

Zieg worked part-time in the housekeeping department of Glenshaw Presbyterian Church before moving into a nursing home. At the age of 102, when asked about her ambition, she said she wanted to live to be 103. On her 108th birthday, she was interviewed on the television show “Good Morning, America.” When asked about the secret to her longevity, she said, “Well, I eat jelly-bread sandwiches. Smucker’s makes the best.”

On her 110th birthday in 1982. (Source: The Pittsburgh Press)
On her 110th birthday in 1982.
(Source: The Pittsburgh Press)

On 30 April 1984, at the age of 111 years, 170 days, she surpassed the final age of Martha Brown (1858–1969), becoming the oldest person to ever live in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. She subsequently became the first person in the state to reach the age of 112. She held the title until her own final age was surpassed by Florence Knapp on 30 October 1985.

Zieg passed away of natural causes in the Presbyterian Home in Oakmont, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, on 1 December 1984. She was survived by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Following her death, she was succeeded as Pennsylvania’s oldest living person by Ida Turner.

LongeviQuest congratulates Sabina Zieg’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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