LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Marie Porter of the United States at age 110. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on 9 July 1907. She was a sister and a wife. She worked for many years with the Internal Revenue Service and later served as a secretary at Brookley Field.

At 109, Porter celebrated at Somerby Senior Living Center, surrounded by friends and faith. She credited her long life to her devotion to Catholicism. Porter continued attending church regularly until she was 107.

On her 110th birthday. (Source: Facebook (Somerby Mobile))
On her 110th birthday.
(Source: Facebook (Somerby Mobile))

Porter passed away in Mobile, Alabama, USA, on 22 March 2018, at the age of 110 years, 256 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Alabama, behind Lucille Williamson.

LongeviQuest congratulates Marie Porter’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Porter’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.

LongeviQuest is pleased to share that Anita Mackey, a former social worker, turns 110 years old. She is an American supercentenarian known as one of the pioneers of serving white clients at the Red Cross, challenging the segregationist policy at that time. 

Anita celebrated her 110th birthday at the Vallejo Drive Church of Seventh-day Adventists wherein she was greeted by a Facebook post to appreciate her devoted life in service and justice. 

Anita Mackey was born on 1 January 1914 in Riverside, California, USA. Her father taught her a strong sense of social responsibility and a commitment to helping others. This is due to her father being a self-taught lawyer who championed the fight against segregationist policies.  

She got her bachelor’s degree in Speech from the University of Redlands in 1937. Four years later, she got her master’s degree in medical social work from the University of Chicago. This only proved her dedication to helping other people.   

Moreover, she also married Harvey Mackey in 1937 and moved to Chicago, Illinois, USA.  

Anita Mackey at 110
Anita Mackey at 110

She was able to present her skills in World War II at the Red Cross where she was one of the first African American social workers to serve white clients. Anita was unwavering in serving all veterans regardless of their race. Consequently, Mrs. Mackey effectively broke racial barriers that reached equity at the organization of Military Homes Services.  

After her retirement, she could still flourish in social work regardless of age. That is why Anita received numerous accolades for her dedication to helping other people.  

LongeviQuest extends our warmest greetings of celebration for Anita Mackey’s 110th birthday. 

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ruth Adler at 111 years old. She is an American supercentenarian born on 11 January 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

At some point in her life, she was married to Sidney Adler.

(Source: FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay)
(Source: FOX 13 News – Tampa Bay)

When she was 50 years old, she founded Adler-Weiner Research in her den which is a market research firm. She retired at the age of 89 and the firm continued to progress with four locations in Illinois and California. 

Ruth passed away on 12 March 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, at the age of 111 years and 61 days old. 

For more information, please visit Ruth Adler’s DIrectory Profile here. 

LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Mary Curley of the United States– a previously validated supercentenarian who was a former longevity record-holder for the U.S. state of Minnesota (1992–2008). She was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on 24 April 1867 and passed away in Waseca, Minnesota, United States on 29 May 1994.

Her case was researched by the Kestenbaum Study and validated by the Gerontology Research Group, with a birthdate of 21 November 1882, and a final age of 111 years, 189 days. However, in November 2023, following a thorough review of documentation uncovered by Jimmy Lindberg, the Global Validation Commission reached the conclusion that Curley’s claimed date of birth (21 November 1880) was accurate.

On 8 July 1990, following the death of 111-year-old Alice Barwise of Minneapolis, she became the oldest living person in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

On 22 April 1992, at the age of 111 years, 153 days, she surpassed Barwise’s final age, becoming the oldest known person to ever live in Minnesota. She subsequently became the first person in the state to reach the ages of 112 and 113. She held this record until her final age was surpassed by Catherine Hagel on 5 June 2008.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Hazel Nilson of the United States at age 111. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on 21 August 1908 to German-born parents. After high school, she and her future husband enrolled in a physical education school affiliated with Indiana University. They married in 1932 and had two sons. In 1964, they retired to a house on Stone Lake in Wisconsin.

With her husband. (Source: apg-wi.com)
With her husband.
(Source: apg-wi.com)

Nilson kept driving until she was 104 and lived independently until she moved to New Hampshire at 106. She was a devout member of the First Lutheran Church of Stone Lake and led exercise classes at her assisted living facility. Nilson also regularly attended the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London, New Hampshire.

Nilson passed away after a short hospitalization in Sunapee, New Hampshire, USA, on 20 November 2019, at the age of 111 years, 91 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. She was survived by two daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Hazel Nilson’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Gladys Schlossman at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born on 7 February 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Glady got her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University where she was admitted to Delta Mu Delta. It is a prestigious international business honor society that recognizes academic excellence among students. She was also included into Phi Chi Theta which is a professional co-educational society in the field of business and economics. Gladys was also a member of the American Society of Women Accountants.

Undated. (Source: The Dignity Memorial)
Undated.
(Source: The Dignity Memorial)

On 14 November 1931, she was married to Arthur Schlossman and the two of them had no children together. Aside from being a bookworm, Gladys loves to travel with her three sisters and her husband. Together they explored Europe and the United States and would spend winters in Florida with Arthur.

Her husband passed away on 25 January 1995. On the other hand, Mrs. Schlossman died on 3 March 2019 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA, when she was 111 years and 24 days old.

For more information, please visit Gladys Schlossman’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Nancy Merriman at 112 years old. She was the first African-American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.

Nancy Merriman was born on her father’s 300-acre farm near Waterloo, Illinois, USA, on 19 December 1841. Around the age of 8, Nancy and her family relocated to Lebanon where they lived for 18 years.

When Nancy’s parents passed away, she moved back to East Carondelet, Illinois. This is where she married Sylvester Merriman, with whom she had seven daughters with. The couple was separated after 12 years of marriage and so Nancy relocated to St. Louis, Illinois, where her daughters received education.

Shortly after her 111th birthday. (Source: United Press International)
Shortly after her 111th birthday.
(Source: United Press International)

In 1927, she moved to Chicago and continued working as a laundress until she was 75 years old. After turning 100 years old, her eyesight started to significantly deteriorate.

Nancy Merriman passed away on 14 January 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was 112 years and 26 days old, making her the first African-American supercentenarian at the time of her death.

For more information, please visit Nancy Merriman’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Juanita Mitchell at 111 years old. She is an American supercentenarian considered as one of the oldest living residents of Illinois, USA.

Juanita Mitchell was born on 15 December 1911, in Louisiana, to her parents named William Carrere and Cinderella Cannon. When she was 7 years old, she moved with her mother and younger sister to Chicago, Illinois. They were staying with her aunt and uncle, Beulah and Cecil White, in a house near the corner of 35th Street and Giles Avenue. This was when the family witnessed the Red Summer unfold in the city in 1919.

In May 2023, aged 111. (Source: Chicago Sun-Times)
In May 2023, aged 111.
(Source: Chicago Sun-Times)

Juanita Mitchell was a graduate of Hyde Park High School then worked as a seamstress. She also worked as a schoolteacher just before getting married. After marriage, she had a daughter and a son.

She lived most of her life in Chicago until she moved to Flossmoor, Illinois, in 1996.

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