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Lily Ann Phillips (USA, 14 Dec 1888 - 13 June 1999).

 

Victor Valley Daily Press, 22 Feb 1985, pages B1+B7

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Is there anyone with a subscription to the archives of Corriere della Sera?

 

This query should lead you to a 110th birthday article (including picture) + obituary for Maria Bazzana (ITA, 1889-1999)

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This link leads to a 111th birthday article for Cassie Bowen (USA, 1889-2001). Would anyone have access or know how to?

 

Peoria Journal Star, 2 March 2000.

 

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@marco Unfortunately you'll have to pay the $ 3 or whatever it is to access the article.


   
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@930310 Done. Unfortunately, it's a transcript of the article; the original would have had a picture.

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Here's an afterthought... I'll try and e-mail the newspaper to see if they can provide me with a scan of that article + a scan of her obituary.

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Thanks to 110 Club-member Oscar, here are articles/photos for Corinne Floyd (USA, 1869-1980), Bettie Bookout (USA, 1870-1981), and Cruz Garcia (USA, 1878-1989)

 

Link & link.

 

Corinne Floyd - newspaper article = Los Angeles Sentinel, 12 Apr 1979

 

Bettie Bookout - Waco Tribune Herald, 7 Aug 1978 (the original includes a picture)

 

Cruz Garcia - unknown source for her 104th birthday

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Annie Price (UK, 1886-1997) - Clevedon Mercury, 16 Jan 1986.

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I've updated the American SC lists without articles in this thread, crossing out ones that articles have now been located for. I also added Leola Woodruff to the list because apparently articles haven't been located for her.


   
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This article briefly mentions Lou Virginia White as being "119" in 1992: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/278613757/

Two other reported supercentenarian claims from the SSDI are mentioned as living in this article, as centenarians:

Bill "Boozer" Jones, whose claimed lifespan was December 13, 1863 - November 26, 1994 (SSDI says 1879). A claim that was covered in newspaper articles for years dating back to the late 70s. Haven't found any census records for him, perhaps he was still an SC but much younger than his claimed 130 but I don't know.

Nan Wrenn, whose claimed lifespan in the SSDI was April 10, 1882 - August 1, 1994 (the article says she's age 102 but plausible mid-life census matches indicate a birth in the 1880s, but more research is needed)

Additionally, validated supercentenarian James Zackry (1881-1993) is mentioned as being 111 years old.


   
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Virginia Rocca (ITA/USA, 1889-2000). The Fresno Bee, 28 May 2000.

 

 

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Some articles on Emma Gurley - if anyone is able to clip them, that'd be greatly appreciated.

At 100: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/858058363/

At 106: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/858784183/

Obituary: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/860839827/


   
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Another one to be clipped - a brief mention, with a photo, of Sarah Isom's 106th birthday in the September 17, 1978 edition of The Macon Telegraph: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/847036905/


   
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Two more photos of Ruby Gilliam (1885-1998) from the Kent & Sussex Courier, 29 Sep 1995 and Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 30 Sep 1993:

 


   
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Another one to be clipped - a brief mention, with a photo, of Sarah Isom's 106th birthday in the September 17, 1978 edition of The Macon Telegraph: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/847036905//p >

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A brief mention of Anna Mueller's passing in the December 19, 1995 edition of the Des Moines Register: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/132330280/


   
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Ella Gantt (USA, 1886-2001) : The Macon Telegraph, 30 Oct. 2001

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Matilda 'Mama Til' Baynes (USA, 1886-1997) : The Atlanta Constitution, 3 Sept. 1994, 21 May 1997, & 23 May 1997.

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@marco 1886-2001 for Mrs. Gantt.


   
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@930310 Thanks, I was already thinking of Tilda Baynes...

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Sun-Journal, 7 May 1991

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The Wichita Eagle, 20 June 1990

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Obituary + picture for Helene Ellis (USA, 1894-2005). The Charlotte Observer, 24 Jan. 2005

+ 110th birthday article, The Charlotte Observer, 24 Feb. 2004

 

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110th + obit + picture for Maggie Bess Edwards (USA, 1894-2005).

The Charlotte Observer of 31 Mar 2004 & of 4 Sept 2005.

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110th + obit + pics for Martha Ann James (USA, 1893-2004).

Sun Herald of 29 July 2003 + 17 Oct 2004.

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Excellent!

In addition to the ones listed earlier in the thread, I still have yet to locate newspaper articles for:

Ida Turner (1873-1984?)

Adelheid Kirschbaum (1883-1996)

Elizabeth Johnson (1887-1998?)

Martha Williams (1889-2002?)

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