LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Madeline Turner of the United States at age 110. She was born in Andover, New York, United States on 17 December 1907. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to 4 children.
The Turner family relocated to Rochester during the Great Depression, and the couple worked for Eastman Kodak for many years. Upon retirement, they spent two decades enjoying life in Florida and traveling across the country.
Turner passed away at Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fairport, New York, USA, on 24 June 2018. She was survived by her son, James; daughters, Arlene Simon, and Beverly McDonnell; as well as 10 of her 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Madeline Turner’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Turner’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Dorothy McClements of the United States at age 110. She was born in Stillwater, New York, United States on 7 May 1909. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to 8 children. When McClements was young, she worked in a sock factory in Stillwater. Later, she got a job as a maid at Leonard Hospital.
In her later years, McClements attended Mass every Sunday at All Saints on the Hudson in Mechanicville until she was unable to do so. However, she continued to receive Communion each week through home visits. When she was 98, she fell and broke her hip. At first, a surgeon was concerned about operating on her due to her age and the potential for problems with recovery and rehabilitation. But he later changed his mind because she was in such good physical condition. As of her 109th birthday, she had 151 descendants. She credited her long life to living a clean life, which included eating a lot of vegetables and not smoking or drinking.
McClements passed away in Stillwater, New York, USA, on 1 February 2020, at the age of 110 years, 270 days. She was survived by all eight of her children, 40 grandchildren, and many more descendants, including great-great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Dorothy McClements’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view McClements’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Goldie Small of the United States at age 110. She was born in Paris, New York, United States, on 1 April 1908. Small grew up on the family farm in Paris, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse until the eighth grade. She then completed high school in Waterville, New York.
In 1927, Small graduated from the Eastman School of Dental Hygiene in Rochester. She worked as a dental hygienist for a short time but lost her job during the Great Depression, when people could no longer afford dental care. In 1941, Small got married, and together they had two children. The family moved to New Milford, Pennsylvania, where Small lived for the next 70 years.
Small was very involved in her community. She is an active member of the United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, and the New Milford Library, where she served as librarian for over 30 years. She stopped driving at the age of 102 and moved to an independent living apartment at Good Shepherd Village in Endwell.
Small passed away in Endwell, New York, USA, on 20 March 2019, at the age of 110 years, 353 days. She was survived by her two children, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Goldie Small’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Small’s Directory Profile here.
It is with a heavy heart for LongeviQuest to announce that Susan Keane, the oldest person from New Jersey, USA, passed away at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian who was possibly the oldest living Irish woman in the world at the time of her death.
Susan Keane was born on 14 October 1912 in Long Island City, New York, USA. She had an Irish immigrant parent and a twin sister as well as a younger sister.
In 1948, she was married to Peter Keane, and had two children together. The two of them moved to Allendale, New Jersey in 1960.
Susan Keane passed away on 22 October 2023 in Allendale, New Jersey, USA. She was 111 years and 8 days old at the time of her death. At this point, she was survived by her daughter and son-in-law, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Susan.
For more information, please visit Susan Keane’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Lelia Van Dyke of the United States at age 110. She was born in Virginia, United States on 6 February 1862. Van Dyke was the second daughter of her parents. She married her husband on 8 February 1883 and the couple had two daughters.
Van Dyke died in Jamaica, New York, on 10 January 1973 at the age of 110 years, 339 days. She was the oldest living person in New York upon her death.
LongeviQuest congratulates Lelia Van Dyke’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Van Dyke’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Louise Begley of the United States at age 111. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on 8 April 1866. She was born to an Irish-born father and a Scottish-born mother.
Begley worked as a cook and housekeeper for the S.E. Nettleton family in Syracuse for around 45 years, before retiring in 1947 at the age of 81. At the time of her 105th birthday, she mainly attributed her longevity to having worked hard for her entire life. She never married or had children, but nonetheless had a large extended family in her later years. At her nursing home, she was known by other residents as “Grandma Begley”, due to her age.
Louise Begley died in Syracuse, New York, USA on 16 April 1977, just 8 days after celebrating her 111th birthday.
LongeviQuest congratulates Louise Begley’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Begley’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ernest Peronneau of the United States at age 112. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina, United States on 7 March 1902. He was a husband and a father to 2 sons.
Peronneau was a civil rights activist who worked for the NAACP, which was located at Abyssinian Baptist Church on 138th Street in Harlem. He worked with civil rights activists like W.E.B. Du Bois and Walter Francis White. Peronneau was actively involved in the Marcus Garvey Movement. His travels took him to various parts of the world, including Africa, Haiti, Brazil, Cuba, and, as he put it, “every place Africans were transported to during slavery.” In January 1948, Peronneau also joined the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. He worked as a bricklayer on the construction of many iconic buildings in The Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. However, he was forced to retire at the age of 66 due to a brain aneurysm.
In September 2013, following the death of Salustiano Sánchez Blázquez, he became the world’s oldest living man. However, at the time of his death, it was believed that Peronneau was a year younger and born in March 1903, based on information from census records. Consequently, the title was passed to Arturo Licata, who was nearly two months younger and would survive Peronneau by just under a month.
On his 112th birthday, his great-grandniece remarked on how he had never smoked or drunk alcohol, and quoted one of his favorite sayings, “Take care of your body, and your body will take care of you.” Peronneau passed away in Brooklyn, New York, USA, on 26 March 2014, at the age of 112 years, 19 days. Following his death, Alexander Imich became the oldest living man in the United States.
LongeviQuest congratulates Ernest Peronneau’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Peronneau’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Nellie Scace of the United States at age 110. She was born in Valatie, New York, United States on 22 August 1864, but moved to Pittsfield, Massachusetts as a child. Scace was a wife and a stepmother to 3 children.
When Scace turned 100, she was living with her stepdaughter. She enjoyed meeting up with friends and getting her hair done, even though her vision reportedly worsened due to old age. Despite her age, Scace still took pride in her appearance and made an effort to dress stylishly. Her family knew her to be a friendly and outgoing person.
In 1964, Scace moved into a nursing home in Pittsfield. When she turned 104, she enjoyed watching TV and birdwatching. On her 110th birthday, she was mostly bedridden but would get up with help every few days. She could still recite poetry she had learned as a child. Despite her age, she was healthy, took no medication, and had a good appetite. In August 1974, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming the first supercentenarian to reside in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
Nellie Scace died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA, on 5 December 1974, at the age of 110 years, 105 days. She is believed to be the first supercentenarian to have passed away in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
LongeviQuest congratulates Nellie Scace’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Scace’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Alice Coles at 113 years old. She was an American supercentenarian posthumously recognized as the former world’s oldest living person.
Alice Coles was born on 28 August 1865 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. She was born as Alice Flannagan to freed slave parents who chose to remain on the plantation. At the young age of 9, she had already begun working in knitting and other small tasks to help her family. However, due to poor health conditions, she was often rejected by people when applying for a job.
At some point in her life, she married a gardener named Ladwell Coles and the couple had six children together. Mr. Coles later died in 1910 leaving Alice to take care of their children alone.
When she was 97 years old, Alice moved into a nursing home. Four years later, at 101 years old, the memories of her father faded away, but her memory of her mother stayed in her mind.
Alice Coles passed away on 5 November 1978 in Syracuse, New York, USA. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in the world at age 113 years and 69 days. She was survived by one daughter, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
For more information, please view Alice Coles’ Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Doris Sperber at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born on 20 January 1908 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
She was known as Dora Jablonsky before getting married to Reuben Sperber in 1932. The couple then had four sons together while living in Florida for 30 years. After getting married, she worked with the New York Social Services before transitioning into the roles of being a mother, homemaker, and assistant for her husband’s accounting practice.
When she was 100 years old, she chose to have a bat mitzvah to honor her Jewish faith in 2008.
Doris Sperber passed away on 9 May 2019 in San Francisco, California, USA, when she was 111 years old. At the time of her death, she was survived by her four sons, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
For more information, please view Doris Sperber’s Directory Profile here.