LongeviQuest is pleased to share that Naomi Whitehead, the 5th oldest living American, turns 113 years old. She is an American supercentenarian who is also recognized as the oldest living person in Pennsylvania, USA.
Naomi celebrated her 113th birthday at St. Paul’s Senior Living Community in West Salem Township. During this time, she can still remember her early days with a little help from her grandchildren. “I was born on a Georgia Farm,” Whitehead said. “I picked cotton and tobacco.” She even remembered the horses on the farm which were still the main mode of transportation. She said, “I was afraid of getting kicked by them.”
Naomi Whitehead was born on 26 September 1910 in Georgia, United States. She married Sylvester Whitehead and had three sons with him. Unfortunately, she outlived all of her children and when her last surviving son died in 2011, she resided in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
She is currently living at St. Paul’s Senior Living Community in Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA.
LongeviQuest extends our warmest greetings to Mrs. Naomi Whitehead for celebrating her 113th birthday.
For more information, please visit Naomi Whitehead’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to share that Pearl Berg, the 10th oldest living person in the world, turns 114 years old. She is an American supercentenarian born on 1 October 1909 who is also the second-oldest living person in California, USA.
Pearl Berg was born in Evansville, Indiana, USA, to parents who are of Polish and Russian descent.
In November 1931, she married Mark Berg, an immigrant from Ukraine, and had two sons together.
In 1937, she became a member of Temple Israel and continues to attend occasional services at the synagogue. Because of her longevity, she earned the title of being the oldest living Jew in the world. Pearl was tasked to write notes to bereaved families on behalf of the Temple Israel’s Sisterhood, which she was still doing until she was 105 years old.
Pearl is now the 10th oldest living person in the world, 3rd oldest living American, 2nd oldest living person from California, and the oldest living Jewish person in the world.
Pearl Berg is currently residing at her own home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest greetings to Mrs. Pearl Berg and her family and friends for her 114th birthday celebration.
For more information, please visit Pearl Berg’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Charlotte Pritchett at age 110. She was an American supercentenarian who claimed to be 119 years old at the time of her death. However, LongeviQuest validated that her actual age when she passed away was only 110.
Charlotte Pritchett was born on 8 August 1875 in Marengo County, Alabama, USA. She was born as Charlotte Elizabeth Harper to a Cherokee Tribe member father and a Creek Tribe member mother. After being bought and sold, her parents ended up in Marengo County where Charlotte and her siblings were born.
According to reports, she married General Pritchett sometime in the 1880s and had 13 children with him.
Pritchett claimed that her date of birth was 8 February 1866 but upon reviewing the 1880 and 1900 census records, her case was debunked. These two earliest documents indicated her ages as 5 and 25, respectively. Led by Okiku S. and Jimmy Lindberg, Charlotte’s date of birth was corrected to February 1875 and not 1866. This proved that she was only 110 years old and not her claimed age of 119 at the time of her death.
Charlotte Pritchett passed away on 24 December 1985 in Dixons Mill, Marengo County, Alabama, USA. Some reports indicated that she underwent gallbladder surgery before passing away.
For more information, please visit Charlotte Pritchett’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of American supercentenarian Edith Fletcher at 110 years old.
Edith Fletcher was born on 8 September 1913 in the United States.
Edith recently celebrated her 110th birthday at St. Wilfred Episcopal Church as can be seen from a Facebook post of the church’s page.
She is currently residing in Sarasota, Florida, United States.
For more information, please visit Edith Fletcher’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to share the age validation of Dorothy Hunter at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian born on 31 July 1907 in Tower Grove South, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
She was playing tennis as a hobby while growing up and would even attend turnverein classes twice a week. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Harris Teachers College for a few years before graduating from Washington University. Her career started by teaching sixth grade students for a decade. After this, she spent most of her career teaching third grade students at Robinson Elementary School in the Kirkwood School District.
She married her husband, Harry Hunter, whom she met at a voice studio on 4 January 1930. The couple then had only one daughter whom she would outlive.
Dorothy remained active and healthy despite her old age. At 102 years old, she can still drive her car and keep up with her friends through email. At age 110, she was still able to get up from her wheelchair and then walk to the dining table every day.
Dorothy Hunter passed away on 22 September 2017 in West County, St., Louis, Missouri, USA. She was 110 years and 53 days old at the time of her death.
For more information, please view Dorothy Hunter’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 delighted to share the age validation of Margaret Cundy at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the second-oldest living person in Iowa, USA, at the time of her death.
Margaret Cundy was born on 16 July 1911 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA.
On 2 November 1949, she was married to John E. Cundy (1914-1976) and the couple had no children during their marriage. She worked as a District Traffic Chief Clerk at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Waterloo from 1930 to 1975.
Margaret Cundy passed away on 29 October 2021 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA. At the time of her death, she was 110 years old and the second-oldest person in the region after Hazel Young.
For more information, please view Margaret Cundy’s 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.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Alma Juzek at 110 years old. She was an American supercentenarian noted as the second-oldest living person in Nebraska, USA, at the time of her death.
Alma Juzek was born on 20 November 1909 in Richland, Colfax County, Nebraska, USA. She was the second of four children to parents William Juzek and Anna Sloup.
Alma never married or had any children during her lifetime. In 2009, she moved to Clarkson Care and Rehab Center.
Alma Juzek passed away on 12 October 2020 in Clarkson, Nebraska, USA, at the age of 110 years old. At the time of her death, she was considered as the second-oldest living person in Nebraska after Thelma Sutcliffe.
For more information, please view Alma Juzek’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Agnes Fair at 110 years old. She was an American longevity holder believed to be the first supercentenarian from Tennessee, USA.
Agnes Fair was born on 10 February 1858 in Dewitt, Michigan, USA, to parents James Green Pike and Ann Matilda Simmons. Unfortunately, both of her parents passed away when she was about to turn six years old. She became an orphan and was placed under the care of her aunt.
In 1876, Agnes married James Eugene Fair (1847-1927) and the couple had two daughters and a son. In the same year, they relocated to Knoxville and established a foundry in the city.
When she was in her 80s, she was diagnosed with a heart condition that made her bedridden. With her limited mobility, Agnes could only sit up with the aid of a wheelchair. She was living with her daughter until her daughter passed away in March 1963. After that, she moved into the Kingston Pike Nursing Home in Knoxville.
Upon her validation, it was revealed that in February 1968, Agnes became the first supercentenarian in Tennessee, USA.
Agnes Fair passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 14 March 1968, at the age of 110.
For more information, please view Agnes Fair’s Directory Profile here.