LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Alma Abernathy of the United States at age 112. She was born in Nulltown, Indiana, United States on 7 December 1865. She was a wife and a mother to 5 children.
Abernathy continued to live on her own until her 70s, before moving in with her foster daughter in 1960. She was a longtime member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. As a lifelong Republican, Abernathy had voted in every major election since women gained the right to vote in 1920. In December 1975, she celebrated her 110th birthday, becoming the first known supercentenarian who was both born and living in the U.S. state of Indiana.
Abernathy was a healthy and active woman who lived a long and fulfilling life. She claimed to have never visited a doctor until she was 90. Her first hospitalization was at the age of 99 after a fall. She celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house attended by over 200 people. As a centenarian, her favorite pastime was watching television, with her favorite highlight being the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, when she was 103. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing, but gave up these hobbies around the age of 104 due to failing eyesight. She suffered another fall one month before her 106th birthday and spent a week in the hospital for observation, but she didn’t break any bones and made a full recovery. A few months before her 109th birthday, she moved into a nursing home due to declining health.
Alma Abernathy died in Connersville, Indiana, USA on 31 January 1978 at the age of 112 years, 55 days, following a lengthy illness. She was survived by a foster daughter, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Alma Abernathy’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Abernathy’s Directory Profile here.