LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Bessie Porter of the United States at age 110. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, United States on 31 January 1905, as one of eight children to her parents. At the age of 18, she moved to Michigan.

Married and running a thriving moving business, Porter and her husband built a life of comfort and generosity in their historic Detroit home. They shared their success with family, supported their church, and traveled the world, with a soft spot for Paris. Even in her nursing home, Porter stayed connected to her Detroit roots, cherishing church visits and a 110th birthday bash with loved ones.

On her 110th birthday in 2015. (Photo credit: Constance York/The News Herald)
On her 110th birthday in 2015.
(Photo credit: Constance York/The News Herald)

Mrs. Porter passed away in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on 25 July 2015, at the age of 110 years, 175 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Michigan, behind Emma Didlake.

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

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