LongeviQuest is glad to announce the age validation of Launa Mitchell at 110 years old. She is the second-oldest living supercentenarian in New Jersey after Susan Keane.

Mrs. Mitchell was born on 23 May 1913 in New Jersey. She was among the 8.8% of students who would finish 12th grade in 1932. Five years later, she married John Douglas Mitchell in 1937. Her husband left to serve in World War II, and she entered the workforce and kept working even after Mr. Mitchell’s return from the war.

Mitchell on her 110th birthday (Source: The Lakewood Scoop)
Mitchell on her 110th birthday (Source: The Lakewood Scoop)

Starting from 1940, Mrs. Mitchell was employed as a saleswoman at Silver’s 5¢ to 1$ store. Consecutively, she was also an office clerk at Tepper’s Department Store in South Plainfield. She also became a bank teller and later an assistant treasurer at the Plainfield Saving and Loan Association. The couple moved to Venture, California but decided to return and settle in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Mrs. Mitchell is currently active while staying in a nursing home at the age of 110 years old.

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

LongeviQuest has validated the age of Mary Gibson at 110 years old. She was born Mary Elizabeth Highland on 6 June 1909 in Clio, South Carolina, USA, one of eight siblings.

She moved to Jersey City, New Jersey at the age of 21 years old and later married a man named Pell Edward Gibson, with whom she had four children. She held many jobs ranging from domestic work to production line, and at one point she even became an inspector. After retiring, she remained active in volunteer work.

Mary Gibson, the oldest person in New Jersey celebrating her birthday
On her 110th birthday. (Source: Peace Care NJ)

At the time of her death on 22 April 2020, Mrs. Gibson was considered the oldest (known) living person in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She was survived by three children, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

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