LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Charlotte Allen of the United States at age 110. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on 6 February 1878 to Scottish immigrant parents

Allen taught for several years before earning her medical degree at age 39. She opened a private practice in Manhattan, later transitioning to a corporate role at the New York Telephone Co. Married for 18 years, she remained professionally known as Dr. Allen. After retirement, she ran a rest home for elderly women until her mid-90s.

On 6 May 1988, following the death of 110-year-old Theresa Emanuel of Ottumwa, she became the oldest living person in the U.S. state of Iowa.

At 103, Allen traded her New York home for a senior living center in Iowa. Attributing her long life to faith and a medicine-free approach, she eventually found communicating her thoughts challenging, though her mind remained sharp.

On her 109th birthday in 1987. (Source: The Des Moines Register)
On her 109th birthday in 1987.
(Source: The Des Moines Register)

Allen passed away in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA, on 23 October 1988, at the age of 110 years, 260 days. Upon her death, Grace Cottrell succeeded Allen as the State’s oldest living person.

LongeviQuest congratulates Charlotte Allen’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of William McDaniel of the United States at age 110. He was born in Panola, Texas, United States on 20 May 1878. He was a brother, a husband, and a father to 10 children.

Around 1900, at 22, McDaniel settled in Smith County, Mississippi, for the next eight decades. He worked many jobs: carpenter, blacksmith, sawmill worker, and bricklayer. He was also a devout Pentecostal.

Despite a broken hip and heart attack at 103, McDaniel defied the odds and recovered. Even at 110, he recalled vivid childhood memories and attributed his long life to hard work and chewing tobacco.

On his 100th birthday, with 8 out of his 10 children. (Source: Find A Grave)
On his 100th birthday, with 8 out of his 10 children.
(Source: Find A Grave)

In May 1988, he became the second documented male supercentenarian in the U.S. state of Mississippi, with the first being Charlie Phillips. On 25 November 1988, following the passing of 112-year-old Alphaeus Philemon Cole, he became the oldest (known) living man in the United States. He held the title for less than a month.

McDaniel passed away in Bay SpringsJasper CountyMississippiUSA, on 20 December 1988, at the age of 110 years. He was survived by one son and six daughters, 36 grandchildren, a number of great- and great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild (five generations of descendants).

LongeviQuest congratulates William McDaniel’s family on his posthumous recognition.

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