LongeviQuest is pleased to confirm the age validation of Emma Isbell at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born on Bennett farm near Lebanon in Madison County, New York, USA, on 26 October 1859.
She claimed to be born in 1860 but research conducted by Jimmy Lindberg stated that she was actually born in 1859. LongeviQuest validated the claim and at the time of her passing, she was the oldest (known and validated) living person in the United States.
She spent her life teaching and spending time with children in rural schools and at Eaton Village School. Emma stated that staying with kids is the reason for her longevity.
After retirement, she became a librarian until 1920. Then she lived with her mother and sister right after in a farm in the Cherry Valley.
Isbell never married nor had children. She passed away in Morrisville County, New York, USA, on 12 December 1969.
For more information, please view Emma Isbell’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Elsie Emma Harrington of New York, United States. She was born in Schenectady, New York, United States on 4 February 1911, and passed away in Schenectady on 14 March 2021 at the age of 110 years old. She was the third of five children of German parents.
Mrs. Harrington was a graduate of Schenectady High School. In 1934, she married her husband Myron Vincent Harrington, and had three sons.
Upon her death, she was survived by her three sons, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Harrington’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Harringtons’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest has validated the age of Gelsomina Petrocelli at 111 years old. She was born as Gelsomina Nappi on 3 January 1911 to her Italian immigrant parents John Nappi and Annina Tannicelli. Her birthplace was Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
She moved to New York State in 1929 and four years later, she married Frank Petrocelli in 1933. She later passed away in this state on 23 May 2022 at the age of 111 years and 140 days making her a validated supercentenarian. LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Petrocelli’s family on her posthumous recognition and offers our condolences for her death last year.
For more information, please view Mrs. Petrocelli’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest has validated the age claim for Ruth Touschner (1912-2023) of New York, United States. Born Ruth Huffmaster in Dushore, Pennsylvania on 21 November 1912, she moved to Elmira, New York in 1940 together with her husband, Vincent F. Touschner who she married in 1932.
It is also at that point that she converted from Lutheran to Catholicism and the couple even became the caretakers of their local church at that time. Mr. and Mrs. Touschner had sons who are now both deceased. Mrs. Touschner moved into a nursing home when she was aged 105. She died at the age of 110 years and 150 days last 20 April 2023. At the time of her death, she was one of the top five oldest residents of New York.
For more information, please view Mrs. Touschner’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest has validated the age claim for Mary Maiurino (1907-2019) of the U.S. state of New York. Mrs. Maiurino was born in Syracuse, New York in 1907 and passed away in nearby Fayetteville, New York in 2019 at the age of 112. The daughter of Italian immigrants (birth surname Giannuzzi), Mrs. Maiurino was married in 1934 to Anthony Maiurino, with whom she had two children.
Note: claimed date of birth 28 October 1907; validated with the date of birth 24 October 1907.