LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Annie Virginia Matthews of the United States at age 110. She was born in Brookeville, Maryland, United States on 26 September 1909. She has 8 siblings.
As a child, Matthews started attending Brighton Methodist Episcopal Church in Brookeville. She could only complete grade six but was a regular attendee of Sunday School and one-hour evening services. When Matthews was 17, the family’s home in Brookeville burned down, so the family moved into a two-room log cabin house in Sandy Spring, Maryland. She lived and worked in Baltimore with her uncle for some time, coming home every other week.
Matthews was a wife and a mother to four children. For a time, she worked at the Olney Inn together with her daughters. Matthews was also employed by the Montgomery County School Board as a cafeteria worker and worked nights at Leisure World. As an elderly woman, she worked as Assistant Manager at the Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center for 15 years, working along with her granddaughter for some time. After moving with her daughter and granddaughter to Laurel, she became a member of Queen’s Chapel United Methodist Church. At the age of 98, she used to read a book every day to her great-great-granddaughter.
Matthews passed away in Laurel, Maryland, USA, on 12 December 2019, at the age of 110 years, 77 days. She was survived by her daughter, Cora Canty, 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 44 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren. At the time of her death, Matthews was the third-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Maryland, behind Downing Kay and Ruby Staley.
LongeviQuest congratulates Annie Matthews’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Matthews’s Directory Profile here.
Dennett married her husband in February 1944, after meeting him while serving with the Royal Voluntary Service during World War II. The couple had two daughters. The family initially lived with her parents-in-law in Charlton Marshall, Dorset, where she worked at Clayesmore School. Her husband worked for many years at the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery. At age 80, she became a volunteer with Help the Aged at Blandford, where she worked for two afternoons a week for the next 14 years.
In 2021, Dennett had been invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace, but it was postponed because of the COVID pandemic. She later received a letter from Prince Edward telling her he was sorry it had to be canceled. However, she was too frail to travel to the re-arranged party in May 2022.
For more information, please view Mrs. Dennett’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Annie Wilson of the United States at age 112. She was born in Union County, North Carolina, United States on 20 April 1910. She was the ninth of ten siblings. Wilson grew up on a farm and attended a Fairview one-room schoolhouse Matthews until fourth grade. When the schools consolidated, she transferred to Matthews High School, which served grades 1-11.
Wilson graduated in 1928 and started working at the Southern Bell Telephone Co. in Charlotte. At 19, she married her husband and the couple had two children. Wilson’s husband lost his job during the Great Depression, so they moved in with her parents. They lived on the farm until her husband found a new job making women’s hosiery. Wilson was a housewife for most of her life, but she started working as a sales clerk in a department store once her children were old enough for school. She worked there for 10 years, then worked for an insurance company and a chemical plant before retiring at the age of 65.
Wilson lived in Mecklenburg County her entire life. She lived on her own until she had a minor stroke in her 90s, after which she decided to move into a retirement community. At the age of 112, she resided at the Brookdale Carriage Club in Charlotte.
She passed away in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, on 17 August 2022, at the age of 112 years, 119 days. She was survived by her two children, 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
LongeviQuest congratulates Annie Wilson’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Wilson’s directory Profile here.