LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Maud Farris-Luse of the United States– a previously validated supercentenarian who held the title of the world’s oldest living person at the time of her passing.
On 6 June 2001, the Gerontology Research Group validated her birthdate as 21 January 1887, which was her claimed birthdate. However, in August 2023, after reviewing documentation discovered by Jimmy Lindberg, the Global Validation Commission reached the conclusion that Farris-Luse was a month younger, born on February 21, 1887. Therefore, her final age was not 115 years, 56 days, but 115 years, 25 days.
Farris-Luse held the record of being the oldest person to pass away in the U.S. state of Michigan until June 18, 2014, when her final age was surpassed by Jeralean Talley.
For more information, please view Farris-Luse’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Isaac Nathan Edwards at age 110. He was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living man at the time of his death.
Isaac Nathan Edwards was born on 6 December 1863 in Randolph County, Alabama, USA. While his mother was pregnant with him, his father was a part of the 31st Alabama Infantry Regiment that went into the Civil War but never returned.
At some point in the early 1880s, he married Sally Hurley and the two of them had seven children. Unfortunately, his wife died in 1898 at the age of 36 years old. Later on, he married once again, this time to Claudia Vesta Birdashaw with whom he had six more children. The family relocated to Oklahoma in 1907.
He was active in the Missionary Baptist Church until he cannot attend anymore due to old age. When he was 100 years old, he had eight living children wherein he lived with a son and two daughters on a 90-acre farm near Maud. Since then, his health was in good condition although having poor eyesight, he had his hearing remained acute.
Upon his age validation, it was known that he became the world’s oldest living man on 5 May 1973 after 110-year-old Friedrich Wedeking passed away.
Isaac Nathan Edwards passed away on 18 October 1974 in Maud, Oklahoma, USA. At the time of death, he had approximately 216 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
For more information, please view Isaac Nathan Edwards’ Directory Profile here.