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Edna Kern (USA, 1900-2016)

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The GRG has just validated a previously unknown 115-year-old American supercentenarian

https://gerontology.fandom.com/wiki/Edna_Kern

Edna Kern
Edna Kern
Birth:14 October 1900
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death:20 January 2016
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Age:115 years, 98 days
Country:United StatesUSA
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Edna Kern (14 October 1900 – 20 January 2016) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Edna Kern was born to a family of Swiss ancestry in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA on 14 October 1900. She was twice married; however she had no children on her own. By 2007 she had moved to Nevada, USA.

In October 2010, Kern celebrated her 110th birthday and became a supercentenarian.

Edna Kern died in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA on 20 January 2016, at the age of 115 years, 98 days. At the time of her death, she was the last surviving and the oldest person in the USA born in 1900, the second-oldest living person in the USA behind Susannah Mushatt Jones(1899–2016), the longevity recordholder for the state of Nevada, one of only 25 people in the USA who eclipsed the lifespan of 115 years, and the fifth-oldest validated living person (behind Susannah Mushatt Jones, Emma Morano of Italy, Violet Brown of Jamaica, and Nabi Tajima of Japan).

Kern's age was verified by her family, as well as Oliver Trim and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and (posthumously) validated by the GRG on 13 September 2023. The validation has been announced on the World Supercentenarian Forum.


   
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They made a comment a few weeks back that they were supposedly going to validate “a completely unknown 115 year old” or words to that effect.

So presumably this was Edna.


   
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Posted by: @chrisr

They made a comment a few weeks back that they were supposedly going to validate “a completely unknown 115 year old” or words to that effect.

So presumably this was Edna.

Yes, I remember them saying that. They also said there was a 114-year-old and a 113-year-old that was going to be validated soon

 


   
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Interestingly, according to this Ancestry family tree, her first husband had the surname Strickland. So there have been two people to reach the age of 112 who have at some point been called Edna Strickland (assuming she took her first husband's surname prior to her second marriage)


   
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Posted by: @robbie

Interestingly, according to this Ancestry family tree, her first husband had the surname Strickland. So there have been two people to reach the age of 112 who have at some point been called Edna Strickland (assuming she took her first husband's surname prior to her second marriage)

Yes, I see in California newspaper archives a marriage announcement of her to Fred Terrill Strickland in 1926, and she's referred to as Edna Strickland in the 1930, 1940, and 1950 censuses, as well as the 1951 obituary of her mother.

 


   
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Posted by: @robbie

Interestingly, according to this Ancestry family tree, her first husband had the surname Strickland. So there have been two people to reach the age of 112 who have at some point been called Edna Strickland (assuming she took her first husband's surname prior to her second marriage)

That would mean two of the top three in the UK right now have the same name as another SC. On top of that, there’s the two Grace Jones, and Ethel Bowens and Ethel Pease both had the middle name “May” like Ethel Caterham (and Rose Eaton)

 


   
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