LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Henry Taylor of the United States at age 110. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States on 28 September 1907. Taylor was a brother to 11 siblings. He was also a husband and a father to four children. He worked in the Circulation Department for the South Bend Tribune, retiring in 1969.

Henry Taylor’s 1926 high school graduation photo.
(Source: South Bend Tribune)

On 17 February 2018, following the death of 110-year-old Herbert Engel, he became the oldest known living man in the U.S. state of Michigan.

Taylor passed away in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, on 15 April 2018, at the age of 110 years, 199 days. He was survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

LongeviQuest congratulates Henry Taylor’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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


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 Agnes Fair at 110 years old. She was an American longevity holder believed to be the first supercentenarian from Tennessee, USA.

Agnes Fair was born on 10 February 1858 in Dewitt, Michigan, USA, to parents James Green Pike and Ann Matilda Simmons. Unfortunately, both of her parents passed away when she was about to turn six years old. She became an orphan and was placed under the care of her aunt.

In 1876, Agnes married James Eugene Fair (1847-1927) and the couple had two daughters and a son. In the same year, they relocated to Knoxville and established a foundry in the city.

At the age of 96. (Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel)
At the age of 96.
(Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel)

When she was in her 80s, she was diagnosed with a heart condition that made her bedridden. With her limited mobility, Agnes could only sit up with the aid of a wheelchair. She was living with her daughter until her daughter passed away in March 1963. After that, she moved into the Kingston Pike Nursing Home in Knoxville.

Upon her validation, it was revealed that in February 1968, Agnes became the first supercentenarian in Tennessee, USA.

Agnes Fair passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 14 March 1968, at the age of 110.

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

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Etta Louise Burkhalter at 110 years old. She is an American supercentenarian who is one of the oldest living persons in Michigan, USA.

Etta Louise Jones was born on 13 November 1912, in Hillsborough County, Florida, to parents John and Sarah Jones. When Etta Louise was only 13 years old, she witnessed her mother died due to tuberculosis when Sarah was 43 years old.


As a young woman. (Source: WOOD-TV)
As a young woman.
(Source: WOOD-TV)


Etta Louise married Carl Burkhalter on 16 December 1929. The couple later moved from Tampa to Harrison, Michigan amidst the Great Depression. They built a house on a farm in this place where they raised their three daughters.

Mr. Burkhalter passed away in 1992 after 62 years of being married to Etta Louise.

Etta Louise Burkhalter is currently residing at Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA where she is reported to be still very lucid.

For more information, please view Etta Louise Burkhalter’s Directory Profile here.