LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Dorothy McClements of the United States at age 110. She was born in Stillwater, New York, United States on 7 May 1909. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to 8 children. When McClements was young, she worked in a sock factory in Stillwater. Later, she got a job as a maid at Leonard Hospital.

In her later years, McClements attended Mass every Sunday at All Saints on the Hudson in Mechanicville until she was unable to do so. However, she continued to receive Communion each week through home visits. When she was 98, she fell and broke her hip. At first, a surgeon was concerned about operating on her due to her age and the potential for problems with recovery and rehabilitation. But he later changed his mind because she was in such good physical condition. As of her 109th birthday, she had 151 descendants. She credited her long life to living a clean life, which included eating a lot of vegetables and not smoking or drinking.

On her 110th birthday. (Source: Facebook/Kumi Tucker WNYT)
On her 110th birthday.
(Source: Facebook/Kumi Tucker WNYT)

McClements passed away in Stillwater, New York, USA, on 1 February 2020, at the age of 110 years, 270 days. She was survived by all eight of her children, 40 grandchildren, and many more descendants, including great-great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Dorothy McClements’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to report that the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has validated the age of Dorothy Gardner at 110. She was born in Bristol, England, United Kingdom on 29 January 1911. Gardner was the third-oldest resident of the province of Ontario. She was a sister to 2 sisters, a wife, and a mother to 2 daughters.

Gardner and her husband in 1937 (Source: Simcoe)

Gardner worked at a vegetable processing plant in Brantford, Ontario for twenty years before she and her husband moved to Brampton, Ontario in the 1970s. She never learned to drive, preferring to walk instead. Gardner was a passionate Toronto Blue Jays fan since the team’s founding, and she would travel to Toronto every year to see them play. On her 100th and 105th birthdays, her barber of over 30 years gave her a free haircut. Even as a centenarian, she continued to do her own housework independently at her senior living facility in Brampton.

Gardner lived independently until 2019, when she moved to Barrie, Ontario. She died on 21 December 2021 at the age of 110 years, 326 days, and was survived by her two daughters, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Dorothy Gardner’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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