Ida Reaver was a validated American supercentenarian who died in 1989 at the age of 110.

Ida Reaver was born in a one-room cabin near Silver Run, Carroll County, Maryland, USA, on 7 December 1878. Reaver’s early life was spent attending the Erb School and working on a farm. She married young and moved to various farms in Pennsylvania before settling in Chambersburg, where her husband worked at a machine shop.

Even at 100, Reaver remained independent, doing all her housework in her Westminster apartment. She favored hot water over tea or coffee and enjoyed home-grown food. She actively maintained her independence until 106, when she moved to a nursing home.

On her 100th birthday. (Source: Hanover Evening Sun)
On her 100th birthday.
(Source: Hanover Evening Sun)

Reaver passed away in Westminster, Maryland, USA, on 2 March 1989, at the age of 110 years, 85 days. At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Maryland.

LongeviQuest congratulates Ida Reaver’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

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.