LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mary Polilli at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Ohio, USA, at the time of her death.
Mary Polilli was born on 28 March 1906 in Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania, USA.
At some point in her life, she married Louis A. Polilli and had two children with him.
Mary spent a lot of her dedication to the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover while actively participating in the LCBA and Christian Mothers organizations. Moreover, she also spent 25 years being a volunteer for the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County.
Mary Polilli passed away on 4 February 2017 in Dover, Ohio, USA, when she was 110 years old.
For more information, please Mary Polilli’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Elizabeth Lucas at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born on 6 April 1909 in Belle Vernon Pennsylvania, USA.
Her father was a coal miner while her mother was a mail-order bride. Elizabeth had ten siblings and the family lived in a two-story, two-bedroom frame house, where the children shared a single room.
Her school days ended after completing the sixth grade. When she was 13 years old, a priest would take her and the other girls from the area to work as cleaners for rich people in Pittsburgh. The Belle Vernon girls would return home via trolley every Friday and Elizabeth would give her small pay to her mother to help with the expenses.
On 12 February 1936, she was married to Walter Edward Lucas with whom she had three children with.
In 2005, she moved into a nursing home. Elizabeth Lucas passed away on 15 December 2020 in Steubenville, Ohio, USA, due to COVID-19.
For more information, please view Elizabeth Lucas’ Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to report the age validation of Fern Preston of the United States at age 110. She was born in Lorain, Ohio, United States on 24 June 1908. She was a wife and a mother to 4 sons.
Preston graduated from Lakeview High School in 1926 as part of the third graduating class. Throughout her life, she worked at Squire Music making violin strings, in the Lakeview High School cafeteria, and as a homemaker raising her children.
Preston passed away in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, on 4 November 2018, at the age of 110 years, 133 days. She was survived by two sons, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Fern Preston’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Preston’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Jemima Boggs at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Ohio, USA, at the time of her death.
Jemima Boggs was born on 6 July 1866 in Harrisville, Harrison County, Ohio, USA.
At 17 years old, she studied painting for two years at Oberlin College in Ohio.
On 15 September 1892, when she was 26 years old, she was married to Edwin Nelson Boggs. The couple had five children and together they lived in St. Clairsville where her husband operated a coal mine and a grocery store.
Jemima Boggs passed away on 27 March 1977 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA, at 110 years and 264 days old. Upon the validation of Jemima Boggs, she was the oldest living person in Ohio at the time of her death.
For more information, please visit Jemima Boggs’ Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Clara Jacobs at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the first person from Ohio to reach the age of 111.
Clara Belle Harrod was born on 9 September 1866 in Union, Ohio, USA.
Clara married a barber named Alva Warren Jacobs on 8 February 1887. The couple had no biological children, but they had an adopted daughter, Beatrice, who was born sometime between 1902 and 1903. Her husband passed away in 1938.
Jacobs died on 18 October 1977 in Spencerville, Ohio, USA. At the time of her death, she was 111 years old and broke the Ohio state longevity record after surpassing the record age of 110 years old.
For more information, please visit Clara Jacobs’ Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Camille Falcone of the United States at age 110. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on 27 May 1913. Falcone was the oldest of four siblings. She got married in 1942 and built her career in Joseph and Feiss as a seamstress for over twenty years.
Falcone passed away in Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA, on 28 August 2023, at the age of 110 years, 93 days. She was survived by her daughter Camille, two granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren. At the time of death, she was the third-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Michigan, behind Bonita Gibson and Etta Louise Burkhalter.
LongeviQuest congratulates Camille Falcone’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Falcone’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mabel Hyde of the United States at age 111. She was born in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, United States on 23 April 1864. In her youth, she lived in Illinois and Kansas. Hyde was a wife and a mother to 3 sons. Their family was among the first non-Native American settlers of the Oklahoma Territory upon its opening in 1889.
When Hyde was older, she moved to Fresno, California. She still enjoyed salmon fishing in the Sacramento River at the age of 99. And as a centenarian, she was a big fan of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Hyde may have become California’s oldest resident following the death of 111-year-old Ettie Crist on 10 January 1974.
Hyde died in Fresno, Fresno County, California, United States on 13 August 1975 at the age of 111 years, 112 days. At the time of death, Hyde was the second-oldest known person in the United States and the third-oldest known in the world, after Mary Bittlebrun and Niwa Kawamoto of Japan.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mabel Hyde’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Hyde’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Myrtle Dorsey of the United States– a previously validated supercentenarian who was believed to be the world’s second-oldest person at the time of her death, as well as the oldest resident of the United States.
Initially, her age was validated as 22 November 1885 by the Gerontology Research Group and was recognized during her lifetime as the oldest living person in the United States. However, in August 2023, after reviewing documentation discovered by Jimmy Lindberg, the Global Validation Commission reached the conclusion that Dorsey was two days older. She was discovered to be born on November 20, 1885. Therefore, her final age was not 114 years, 216 days, but 114 years, 218 days.
At the time of her death, she was only 2 weeks younger than the oldest living person titleholder, Eva Morris.
For more information, please view Dorsey’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mary Denny at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in Ohio, USA, at the time of her death.
Mary Denny was born on 10 June 1910 in Suffield Township, Portage County, Ohio, USA. She was the youngest of her six older siblings born to parents Joseph William Bissler and Mary Kehner. When she was six years old, her father passed away due to seizure and so the siblings started working at a young age, even without compensation.
She met her future husband while working as a waitress at a neighborhood saloon. The couple was married in 1938 and had no children during the course of their marriage. Instead, the two of them ran a saloon and tavern in Suffield together.
Mary Denny voluntarily gave up driving and started living alone in her home when she was 93 years old up until she was 101. At this point, she decided to move to the assisted living community of Gables of KentRidge in 2012.
Mary Denny passed away on 28 September 2012 in Hartville, Ohio, USA, when she was 111 years old.
For more information, please view Mary Denny’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Louise Levy. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on 1 November 1910 and passed away on 17 July 2023 in Rye, New York, USA at 112 years, 258 days. She became the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of New York on 11 August 2022, following the death of 111-year-old Sadie Rosenkrantz.
Levy got married at 28 and the couple had two children. Levy worked as a secretary for her husband’s business for most of her life. She was a dedicated employee who continued to work even after her husband’s death. She retired in her 90s.
When asked about the secret of her longevity, she cited a healthy diet, especially yogurt.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Louise Levy.