LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fannie Barney of the United States at age 110. She was born in South Pass, Wyoming, United States on 29 July 1873. Barney’s parents were born in South Holland, Netherlands, and immigrated to the United States in 1868, bringing along their five children. The family’s original surname was Duijndam, but it was later changed to Dundom upon settling in the USA. Barney attended schools in Washington and Montana.

On 25 December 1890, Barney got married in Fergus County, Montana. She was a homemaker, and the family moved around frequently, eventually settling in California for 50 years. At 103, she moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, to be with her daughter. Barney was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

As a young woman. (Source: Gerontology Wiki)
As a young woman.
(Source: Gerontology Wiki)

Barney passed away at Beverly Manor Nursing Home in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA, on 4 August 1983, at the age of 110 years, 6 days. She was survived by her daughter Frances, five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

At the time of her death, Barney was the second-oldest living person in the U.S. state of Colorado, following Linnie Jones, who is believed to be the first supercentenarian in the state, making Barney the second.

LongeviQuest congratulates Fannie Barney’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Fannie Thomas of the United States – a previously validated supercentenarian who was the second-oldest living person and the second-oldest documented person on record (previously believed to have been the oldest person ever). She was born in Denver, Hancock County, Illinois, United States on 24 April 1867 and passed away in San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, USA, on 22 January 1981.

On her 100th birthday in 1967. (Source: Find A Grave)
On her 100th birthday in 1967.
(Source: Find A Grave)

On 17 November 1980, at the age of 113 years, 207 days, she surpassed the final age of Mary Kelly (1851–1964), becoming the oldest person to ever live in the U.S. state of California, as well as the third-oldest person ever, behind Underwood (who was still living at the time), and Delina Filkins. On 25 November, she surpassed Filkins’ final age, becoming the second-oldest person ever. She held the title of California’s longevity record holder until 7 April 1996, when her final age was surpassed by Miriam Carpelan.

Fannie Thomas’s age was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records during her life, and the validation was later recognized by the Gerontology Research Group. However, the GRG validated her date of birth as 14 April 1867, contrary to the claimed date of birth of 24 April 1867. In November 2023, following a thorough review of documentation uncovered by Jimmy Lindberg, the Global Validation Commission reached the conclusion that Thomas’ claimed date of birth was accurate.

For more information about her life and previous validation, please view Fannie Thomas’s Directory Profile here.