Ida Belle Austin was a validated American supercentenarian who died in 2023 at the age of 110.

Ida Belle Austin was born in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, USA on 21 December 1912. In 1939, she got married to the longest-serving Secretary of State of Michigan, and together they had 1 daughter. The couple also established two scholarship funds and a lecture series at the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

A few days before her 110th birthday. (Source: Facebook/Abdullah H. Hammoud)
A few days before her 110th birthday.
(Source: Facebook/Abdullah H. Hammoud)

In 2009, Austin was named the Matriarch of the Michigan Democratic Party and held lifetime memberships in the Detroit Branch NAACP, Booker T. Washington Business Association, League of Women Voters, and National Council of Negro Women. Furthermore, she was the first Black District Manager of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan.

Austin passed away in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, on 10 June 2023, at the age of 110 years, 171 days.

LongeviQuest congratulates Ida Belle Austin’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Belle Rohr of the United States at age 110. She was born in New York City, New York, United States on 17 August 1878. Rohr grew up in Detroit, where she studied to be a teacher. She was a wife and a mother to 7 children.

Even in her centenarian years, Rohr kept her mind sharp by reading, especially large-print books and newspapers. Confined to a wheelchair but not her spirit, she stayed informed, voted in every election except her last, and possessed immense knowledge. An adept seamstress and cook, she was a woman of both wit and wisdom.

At the age of 105. (Source: Southern Illinoisan)
At the age of 105.
(Source: Southern Illinoisan)

Rohr passed away in Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 14 November 1988, at the age of 110 years, 89 days. She had been admitted to the hospital three weeks earlier due to pneumonia. She was survived by six children, 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Illinois.

LongeviQuest congratulates Belle Rohr’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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