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This is pretty self-explanatory - it's just a thread of newspaper articles about supercentenarians from the 60s/70s/80s/90s. For most of them, I don't have a clipping because I don't have a newspapers.com.subscription.

The Wichita Falls Times, August 21, 1977, article about the 106th birthday of Elizabeth Neu (1871-1982): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/781585645/


   
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The Herald Statesman, May 25, 1990, obituary of Amarillide Bufalini (1876-1990):  https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/681137788/


   
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The Post-Star, May 27, 1986 article about Lillie Cote (1878-1988) having recently turned 108 (and I think the article has a picture too): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/347194929/


   
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The York Daily Record, August 12, 1987, article about Minnie Livingston (1878-1988) turning 109 (with a photo?): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/553839239/


   
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Instead of posting individual links, I have gathered thousands of articles in my USA-file.


   
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Posted by: @930310

Instead of posting individual links, I have gathered thousands of articles in my USA-file.

Perhaps it'd be better for me to just try asking a friend to clip these and post them in the galleries section as threads for each SC.

(Part of the reason I made this thread, honestly, was to contribute new articles to your archives, which are quite useful).


   
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@sailor-haumea New articles are always appreciated.


   
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@930310 Every now and then I do another search on Newspapers.com to see if any SCs have had new articles about them uploaded. Surely eventually an article with a photo of, like, Alice Moulthrop or Nellie Spencer will turn up, right? Of course, part of this problem is exacerbated by both New Hampshire and West Virginia having virtually nonexistent coverage on the website in the second half of the 20th century.


   
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Posted by: @sailor-haumea

This is pretty self-explanatory - it's just a thread of newspaper articles about supercentenarians from the 60s/70s/80s/90s. For most of them, I don't have a clipping because I don't have a newspapers.com.subscription.

The Wichita Falls Times, August 21, 1977, article about the 106th birthday of Elizabeth Neu (1871-1982): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/781585645/

Thanks for this article on Elizabeth Neu! Now we also have a picture for her. 😀 

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I also note that there was a story from January 1984 about Effie Samuels (1876-1987) at 107, with a photo of her, that was printed in multiple newspapers throughout the South. I don't have a Newspapers.com subscription so I can't clip any version of it, but I'm sure someone else like Marco or Jimmy could. I also note that contrary to her SSDI listing as "Samuel", she seems to have spelled her last name as "Samuels".


   
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@sailor-haumea Yes, I have had that newspaper article saved in my files for some time now.

 

Let me find it... Hattiesburg American, 7 Jan 1984.

 

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@marco Do you have newspaper articles for any of the following?:

Ida Turner
Julia Savage
Percie Ryan
Adelheid Kirschbaum
Edith Foster
Elizabeth Jensen
Martha Williams

I haven't found anything about any of them on Newspapers.com, but was wondering if you'd had better luck.


   
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@sailor-haumea 

 

For Ida Turner, I haven't found anything (but, I have to admit, she's also not in my personal list of validated cases).

For Julia Savage I have a small 1935 article, but nothing from later life. Might she be another Anna Bruder? (So also not in my list.)

For Percie Ryan, the problem is she was from New Hampshire. (Once more, not in my list.)

For Adelheid Kirschbaum I have quite a number of documents, but no newspaper articles.

For Edith Foster, it's the same story as with Ida Turner. (Yet another GRG-validated case not in my list.)

I can't even find an Elizabeth Jensen in the GRG list, but I can find an Elizabeth Page (1884) and an Elizabeth Johnson (1887). Which one do you mean?

For Martha Williams, no luck either.

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@marco I meant Elizabeth Johnson (1887-1998). I accidentally referred to her by her maiden name of Jensen. Whoops!

Do you have proof of death for Kirschbaum? (or proof of birth, although I'm not skeptical she was born in 1883, just checking)

Based on Ancestry family trees, Martha Williams married at least three times so that case is a headache.

I'd like to see your personal list of validated cases if you'd be willing to share it.


   
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No luck either.

 

PS - As for Adelheid Kirschbaum: mostly mid-life documentation, and an unreliable SSDI as proof of death. I do have a maiden name and a place of birth.

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No luck either.

 

PS - As for Adelheid Kirschbaum: mostly mid-life documentation, and an unreliable SSDI as proof of death. I do have a maiden name and a place of birth.

I've encountered a few Puerto Rican "SCs" who turned out to be SSDI ghost cases, so it seems like even non-immigrants are sometimes at risk of having their deaths going unreported in the SSDI. With a case like Adelheid Kirschbaum's, the major concern would obviously be over whether she actually stayed in the United States, and didn't just return to Germany at some point, and given some sort of placeholder death date in the SSDI. Since she appears to have been a Jewish refugee who fled from Germany during WW2 in 1938, it seems very likely she could've later decided to return to her native country after the war ended. Unless the GRG has more info on her that isn't publicly known, I don't think she should have been validated without a death record. LAS currently is aware of a case of a woman born in the Dominican Republic who reportedly died in the USA in the early 2000s aged 112 (baptismal record supports claimed age), but no proof of death is given aside from the SSDI, so she isn't listed on the site yet. 

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@marco I seem to recall finding newspaper articles from the 1960s about Julia Savage doing stuff like vacationing in Massachusetts for the summer and attending her brother's funeral or something, so she at least lived to be an octogenarian at minimum.


   
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Good news - I've managed to find a photo of Adelheid's gravestone, giving very strong evidence that she died in 1996.

This is really just a stroke of dumb luck that someone actually came across her gravesite and chose to post it publicly on Facebook.

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@mendocino That's a really great find!


   
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@mendocino WOW. That's EXTREMELY lucky that we had that. I note that "Adele Kirschbaum" is also what she went by in the 1940 census, if I'm not mistaken, so perhaps looking for more stuff under that name will be fruitful.


   
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In addition to the supercentenarians discussed above without proof of death to my knowledge, I don't have any newspaper articles about any of the following supercentenarians born before 1880:

Lelia Van Dyke (1862-1973)

Catherine Holman (1864-1974)

Judia Ward (1868-1981)

Martha King (1868-1979)

Corinne Floyd (1869-1980)

James Nash (1872-1983)

Sarah Isom (1872-1983)

Clara Willard (1872-1984)

Pearl Wolcott (1875-1985)

Johanna Frank (1875-1986)

Annie Keaton (1875-1986)

Sarah Newman (1876-1987)

Grace Scott (1876-1988)

Ida Jackson (1877-1991) - Claimed 1880 if this helps

Mary Bruneau (1878-1988)

Cruz Garcia (1878-1989)

Katherine Aiken (1879-1990) - Her Find a Grave page quotes the entire text of her obituary, but I can't find the actual obituary, or any other articles.

Lottie Lewis (1879-1990)

Laura Dunlap (1879-1990)

 

Perhaps Marco or someone else has found articles for some of these?


   
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@sailor-haumea 

 

No newspaper articles for any of these cases, but interestingly enough pictures for Pearl Wolcott, Katherine Aiken, and Laura Dunlap, as well as gravestone pictures for a number of them.

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I have another batch from the 1880s, if Marco or anyone else wants to have a go:

 

Rosettar Morris (1880-1990) - claimed 1879, so start looking from 1979 onwards, not 1980

Caroline Ola May (1880-1990)

Mary Curley (1880-1994)

Ada Rinn (1881-1991)

Nellie van der Meulen (1881-1992)

Kate Bottom (1881-1992)

Bessie Viar (1881-1992)

Lugenie Jeffers (1881-1993) - claimed 1877

Harriet Palmer (1881-1992)

Amy Harris (1881-1994)

Ida Smith (1881-1992)

Daisy Sanders (1881-1994) - she might also be reported on under her married name of Rogers, even despite the divorce?

Katherine Sartori (1881-1992)

Mabel Roads (1881-1992)

Lou Virginia White (1882-1993) - claimed 1873

Mae Ringer (1882-1994)

Lizzie Lee (1882-1993) - claimed 1881

Mertie Hicks (1882-1993)

Marcella Osgood (1882-1993)

Petronila Ramos (1882-1994) - Puerto Rican but I put her here in case Stefan or Coyote or someone else has something?

Mary Fillebrown (1883-1993)

Etta Long (1883-1993)

Flora Curren (1883-1995)

Maude Varnum (1883-1993) - I have a transcription of her obituary from her Find a Grave page but not the actual obituary or any other articles

Milda Ellis (1884-1994)

Elizabeth Page (1884-1994)

Mabel Dehay (1884-1994)

Anna Brown (1884-1997)

Clara Kirchner (1884-1994)

Helen Williams (1884-1995)

Etta Parker (1884-1995)

Charlotte Pike (1885-1995)

Anna Mueller (1885-1995)

Bonnie Raynaud (1886-1996)

Pedro Zorrilla Caballero (1886-1997) - Puerto Rican

Suoma Korkee (1886-1998)

Lillie Redwine (1886-1996)

Pearl Roberts (1886-1997)

Agatha Mitchell (1887-2001)

Bess Davis (1887-1997)

Luisa Delicon (1887-1999)

Teresa Amparán (1887-1998)

Mary Greggs (1887-1997)

Delcia Sockwell (1887-2000)

Mary Alford (1888-1998)

Ethel Fee (1888-1999)

Ethel Nickens (1888-1998)

Maggie Lambert (1888-2001)

Maria Trujillo (1888-2000)

Julia Tyler (1888-1999)

Anna Gattuso (1888-1998)

Flossie Eckard (1888-2001)

Daisy Stewart (1888-1999)

Salvatore Fiore (1888-1999)

Berna DuPertius (1888-2001)

Evelyn Smith (1888-1999)

Mary Rodgers (1888-2000)

Gertrude Wilson (1889-2001) - I have her sister's obituary that briefly mentions her as a surviving sister from 1992 but no articles about Gertrude herself

Lena Rittenhouse (1889-1999)

Virginia Rocca (1889-2000)

Almira Laskie (1889-1999)

Emilia Hernández (1889-2001) - Puerto Rican

Mabel Bauman (1889-2000)

Mabel Anderson (1889-2001)

Marion Tapley (1889-1999)

Mary Lamb (1889-2000)

 

Long list, but I'm sure articles for at least some of these must be out there.


   
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@mendocino Do you have any articles or pictures of any of these SCs I listed?


   
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@mendocino Do you have any articles or pictures of any of these SCs I listed?

I've found Facebook posts mentioning Pedro Zorrilla Caballero from his relatives, talking about how he lived to the age of 111, but no photos (although I did find photos of his son).

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@mendocino Do you have any articles or pictures of any of these SCs I listed?

I've found Facebook posts mentioning Pedro Zorrilla Caballero from his relatives, talking about how he lived to the age of 111, but no photos (although I did find photos of his son).

As a matter of fact, I discovered his case through the Facebook posts, and only found his documents after, so there wasn't ever any question about him being a ghost case, thankfully. 

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@sailor-haumea, @930310

 

Ada Rinn: Duluth News Tribune, 2 Sept 1991

 

Harriet Palmer: don't have the source of the obit.

 

Katherine Sartori: The San Francisco Examiner, 29 Jan 1992

 

Mertie Hicks: Alabama Journal, 15 Oct 1982

 

Maude Varnum: I've got the same transcription as you.

 

Clara Kirchner: The Alliance Times-Herald, 6 Oct 1984

 

Charlotte Pike: haven't noted the source. Maybe a Find-a-Grave page.

 

Suoma Korkee: I have her husband's and daughter's obits.

 

Lillie Redwine: again, for some reason, I haven't noted the source. Find-a-Grave seems likely, or maybe Ancestry.

 

In re-organising my files and documents, I've currently arrived at SCs born in 1887, so I haven't checked the rest yet.

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Conversely, Sailor, would you have a picture [not articles] for Clara Jacobs (1866-1977), Eleze Waesche (1867-1977) or Bettie Bookout (1870-1981)?

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@marco https://www.newspapers.com/image/655635454 for Clara Belle Jacobs, I believe.

There are more articles and images if you search for "Clarabelle Jacobs" in Ohio newspapers.


   
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I can now confirm that Julia Savage did die in 1989 at the age of 110.

Here is her obituary in the August 8, 1989 edition of the Wheeling Intelligencer.

Source: https://ohiocountywv.advantage-preservation.com/viewer/?k=savage&t=31534&i=t&by=1989&bdd=1980&d=08071989-08301989&m=between&ord=k1&fn=the_intelligencer_usa_west_virginia_wheeling_19890808_english_1&df=1&dt=10

 


   
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