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.

A collage of photos throughout the years. (Source: Asha Blake/The Portager)
A collage of photos throughout the years.
(Source: Asha Blake/The Portager)

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.

On her 112th birthday. (Source: MyRye.com)
On her 112th birthday.
(Source: MyRye.com)

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.

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Mary Niceswanger at 111 years old. She was born on 6 August 1906, in Penn Township, Morgan County, Ohio, USA.

Niceswanger was born to Frederick Simpson McInturf (1880-1957) and Carrie Esther Moody (1884-1969) and she grew up with her 11 siblings.

The family was living on a farm where her father raised cattle, chickens, pigs, and sheep. Mary even had a pet pig named Faye. Mary and her family always celebrated her birthday on 2 August, but they later found out that her birth certificate states that her birthday was originally 6 August.

On her 111th birthday in 2017. (Source: The News Centre)
On her 111th birthday in 2017.
(Source: The News Centre)

On 26 November 1933, she married Leonard Niceswanger whom she had one daughter with.

Her husband died on 20 November 1971 while her daughter passed away in 2010.

Mary Niceswanger passed away on 25 January 2018, in Marietta, Ohio, USA. She was survived by her son-in-law, two grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and a step-great-grandson.

For more information, please view Mary Niceswanger’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Violet Greene of the United States at age 111 years. She was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, United States on 4 June 1906 and passed away in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on 1 September 2017.

On her 110th birthday. (Source: WKRQ)
On her 110th birthday.
(Source: WKRQ)

Mrs. Greene was a seamstress and worked in a pants factory in New York for some time. In July 1934, she got married and eventually had one daughter.

LongeviQuest congratulates Violete Greene’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

Ruby Lockhart recently celebrated her 111th birthday last 17 May 2023 in Bryan, Ohio, United States. LongeviQuest validated her age on 3 February 2023 and the Williams County Commissioners supported this by passing a proclamation on her birthday.

Ruby Lockhart at 111 years old
Ruby Lockhart at 111 years old

The proclamation states that Ruby is the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Ohio and that 17 May is now officially the Ruby Viola Lockhart Day.

She was born as Ruby Viola Clay in Elkhart, Indiana in 1912. Ruby proceeded to marry Ferral Wheeler Lockhart on 4 November 1931 and together they had three children.

As of the latest checking, Ruby had one living sister, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. She is currently living in Hillside Country, Bryan, Ohio, USA.

For more information, please view Ruby Lockhart’s Directory Profile here.

It is with great delight to announce the age validation of Kitty Harvey. She was an American supercentenarian born on 12 January 1860 in Elizabethtown, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. Her age was validated to be 112 years old and that makes her the oldest person in the world at the time of her death.

She married William L. Harvey in Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas in 1879 just after a year when she moved to the area. The couple had a son who later became a prominent physician in Minneapolis.

The family move again to Oklahoma in the 1880s where her husband served as clerk of the court. William died of Malaria on 5 September 1900 at 53 years old, so Kitty and her son returned to Minneapolis to live with her mother.

On her 101st birthday in 1961. (Source: The Salina Journal)
On her 101st birthday in 1961.
(Source: The Salina Journal)

Harvey passed away in Minneapolis, Kansas, USA on 10 July 1972, when she was already 112 years and 180 days old.

LongeviQuest validated her age claim on 23 May 2023 through the appreciated efforts of Jimmy Lindberg and Nick Eriksson.

For more information, please view Kitty Harvey’s Directory Profile here.