2003 validations

List of supercentenarians validated in 2003 by the Gerontology Research Group.

NameBirthdateDeathdateYearsDaysCountry of birthCountry of deathSource of validationApplication dateAcceptance date
Giulia MordiniAug. 17, 1892Nov. 5, 200211080ItalyUSA (Illinois)Robert Young/Michel PoulainN/AJan. 13, 2003
Gladys HawleyDec. 18, 1891Apr. 28, 2004112132UK (England)UK (England)Guinness BookN/AJan. 16, 2003
Yoki YoneharaMar. 2, 1892Jan. 4, 2005112308JapanJapan (Shimane)Yasuhiko SaitoN/AJan. 16, 2003
Kame HigaJune 22, 1892Feb. 23, 2005112246Japan (Okinawa)Japan (Okinawa)Yasuhiko SaitoN/AJan. 16, 2003
Emma StarkJan. 1, 1893June 1, 2003110151USA (New Jersey)USA (New York)Louis Epstein/Robert YoungN/AJan. 16, 2003
Mary Ellen SwanJune 24, 1892Aug. 10, 200411247UK (England)Canada (Ontario)Robert YoungN/AFeb. 5, 2003
Lloyd MyersMar. 20, 1892Feb. 1, 2003110318USA (Indiana)USA (Indiana)Robert YoungN/AFeb. 24, 2003
Eleanor ‘Maebelle’ PlantFeb. 25, 1893Oct. 19, 2004111237USA (Alabama)USA (Florida)Robert YoungN/AFeb. 28, 2003
Elma Grace CorningFeb. 22, 1892July 12, 2004112141USA (Iowa)USA (California)L. Stephen Coles/Robert YoungN/AMar. 6, 2003
Mae HarringtonJan. 20, 1889Dec. 29, 2002113343USA (New York)USA (New York)Robert YoungN/AMar. 31, 2003
Litta WalkerMar. 23, 1893Jan. 13, 2004110296USA (Iowa)USA (Nebraska)E. A. KralN/AApr. 6, 2003
Mollie BeardMay 4, 1893Sept. 3, 2003110122USA (Georgia)USA (California)Robert Young/L. Stephen ColesN/AMay 10, 2003
Minnie KearbyApr. 14, 1893Apr. 7, 2005111358USA (Indiana)USA (Indiana)Robert YoungN/AMay 20, 2003
Irene CrookAug. 30, 1892Nov. 15, 200211077UK (England)UK (England)Peter GoldblattN/AMay 26, 2003
Gretchen CrossSept. 23, 1892May 26, 2003110245USA (Colorado)USA (Vermont)Robert YoungN/AJune 2, 2003
Sarah BeldenDec. 15, 1876Dec. 27, 198611012USA (Virginia)USA (Virginia)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/AJune 5, 2003
Robert FreemanDec. 22, 1880Dec. 24, 19901102USA (?)USA (Missouri)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/AJune 6, 2003
Mertie HicksOct. 13, 1882Oct. 19, 19921106USA (Alabama)USA (Alabama)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/AJune 6, 2003
Agatha MitchellMar. 26, 1887Feb. 25, 2001113336USA (Virginia)USA (Virginia)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/AJune 9, 2003
Jessie PennMay 18, 1889June 30, 200111243USA (Alabama)USA (Alabama)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/AJune 9, 2003
Emma YagerNov. 12, 1889Mar. 16, 2002112124USA (New York)USA (New York)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/AJune 9, 2003
Lena DionneJune 14, 1893Sept. 20, 200411198USA (Massachusetts)USA (Florida)Robert YoungN/AJune 24, 2003
Mathew BeardJuly 9, 1870Feb. 16, 1985114222USA (Virginia)USA (Florida)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/AJuly 1, 2003
Anna StephanMar. 25, 1892Aug. 3, 2003111131Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)GermanyGermany (BVA)/Lutz OttersbachN/AJuly 1, 2003
Clothilde ReyNov. 20, 1892July 9, 2003110231GermanyGermanyGermany (BVA)/Thomas BreiningN/AJuly 1, 2003
Hermann DörnemannMay 27, 1893Mar. 2, 2005111279GermanyGermanyGermany (BVA)N/AJuly 1, 2003
Grace Nelsen JonesJune 4, 1893Apr. 24, 2006112324USA (Virginia)USA (Virginia)Robert YoungN/AJuly 1, 2003
Salvina Martinelli-AvanziAug. 2, 1892Sept. 18, 200311147ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AJuly 2, 2003
Grace ThaxtonJune 18, 1891July 6, 200511418USA (New York)USA (Kentucky)Robert Young/L. Stephen ColesN/AJuly 3, 2003
Marion HigginsJune 26, 1893Mar. 2, 2006112249USA (New York)USA (California)Robert Young/L. Stephen ColesN/AJuly 3, 2003
Virginia Dighero-ZolezziDec. 24, 1891Dec. 28, 20051144ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AJuly 9, 2003
Edith JonesJune 30, 1893Aug. 19, 200311050USA (Illinois)USA (Illinois)Robert YoungN/AJuly 10, 2003
Lydia NewtonMar. 23, 1893Oct. 30, 2005112221USA (Illinois)USA (Arizona)Robert Young/L. Stephen ColesN/AJuly 29, 2003
Susie WallerMay 26, 1890Nov. 4, 2002112162USA (Iowa)USA (California)Robert YoungN/AJuly 31, 2003
Lilla De Geronimi-ZinaraDec. 2, 1892Aug. 14, 2004111256ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AJuly 31, 2003
Anna Maria ZanchiNov. 19, 1891Jan. 9, 200211051ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AAug. 18, 2003
Catterina Ghigliazza-RobertoNov. 28, 1891Jan. 6, 200211039ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AAug. 18, 2003
Alfredo RaneriDec. 8, 1891Apr. 1, 2002110114ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AAug. 18, 2003
Orsola Virginia PeregoJan. 10, 1892Feb. 23, 200311144ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AAug. 18, 2003
Linda Zappettini-ChioinoFeb. 26, 1892May 20, 200311183ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AAug. 18, 2003
Liduina Dalri-GerosaSept. 15, 1892Dec. 25, 2002110101Austria-Hungary (now Italy)ItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AAug. 18, 2003
Donata Di Biase-BreggiaDec. 29, 1891Jan. 28, 200211030ItalyUSA (Maine)Robert Young/Giovanni AlunniN/AAug. 24, 2003
Maggie BarnesMar. 6, 1882Jan. 19, 1998115319USA (North Carolina)USA (North Carolina)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum study/Robert YoungN/ASept. 8, 2003
Lucy HannahJuly 16, 1875Mar. 21, 1993117248USA (Alabama)USA (Michigan)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/ASept. 9, 2003
Addie BessApr. 17, 1870June 2, 198011046USA (Texas)USA (Texas)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/ASept. 10, 2003
Lilly StuckenbergMar. 24, 1872June 14, 198311182USA (Texas)USA (Texas)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/ASept. 14, 2003
Ada Van NattaNov. 30, 1880Nov. 14, 1992111350USA (Illinois)USA (Illinois)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/ASept. 14, 2003
Eva BearceMar. 14, 1881Oct. 12, 1991110212USA (Maine)USA (Maine)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/ASept. 14, 2003
Martha WoodMar. 29, 1872Aug. 29, 1982110153USA (Texas)USA (Texas)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/ASept. 15, 2003
Mary ArpJuly 4, 1885Jan. 18, 1998112198USA (Iowa)USA (South Dakota)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/ASept. 15, 2003
Arthur “Bo” CarterOct. 5, 1889June 11, 2001111249USA (Louisiana)USA (Texas)United States (SSA)/Kestenbaum studyN/ASept. 15, 2003
Gesuina DonatiJune 9, 1893Jan. 1, 2005111206ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/ASept. 16, 2003
Enrichetta Piazza-BonalumiJuly 24, 1893Oct. 13, 200311081ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/ASept. 22, 2003
Bettie WilsonSept. 13, 1890Feb. 13, 2006115153USA (Mississippi)USA (Mississippi)Robert YoungN/AOct. 8, 2003
Maxey AaronsMay 27, 1893Oct. 2, 2003110128USA (Florida)USA (Florida)Robert Young/Louis EpsteinN/AOct. 8, 2003
Louis MarionOct. 10, 1893Dec. 28, 200311079BelgiumBelgiumMichel PoulainN/AOct. 10, 2003
Florence KnoxAug. 24, 1893Oct. 6, 200311043USA (New Jersey)USA (New Jersey)Robert Young/Louis EpsteinN/AOct. 11, 2003
Ruby DrakefordJan. 25, 1892Dec. 29, 2004112339USA (North Carolina)USA (North Carolina)Robert YoungN/AOct. 15, 2003
Grazia Spadafino-PapalinoOct. 13, 1893Nov. 29, 200411147ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AOct. 16, 2003
Mary Margaret SmithOct. 7, 1893May 23, 2006112228USA (Pennsylvania)USA (Ohio)Robert YoungN/AOct. 19, 2003
Eleonora Pruneti-CeccheriniOct. 7, 1880Feb. 20, 1991110136ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AOct. 23, 2003
Maddalena Figone-FirenzeMar. 1, 1881Mar. 6, 19921115ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AOct. 23, 2003
Pia Paioncini-ContiJune 14, 1881Nov. 12, 1991110151ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AOct. 23, 2003
Maria Sirianni-MauroAug. 1, 1882Jan. 7, 1993110159ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AOct. 23, 2003
Valentino StellaJan. 2, 1886Jan. 1, 1997110365ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AOct. 23, 2003
Countess Carlotta Ollino-BemboAug. 10, 1887Dec. 1, 1997110113ItalyItalyGiovanni AlunniN/AOct. 23, 2003
Amalia Ruggieri-BaroneOct. 6, 1884June 26, 1998113263ItalyUSA (Connecticut)Giovanni Alunni/Robert YoungN/AOct. 27, 2003
Pearl BradfordMar. 22, 1892Nov. 20, 2003111243USA (Maryland)USA (Virginia)Robert YoungN/AOct. 27, 2003
Luisa SanchezFeb. 14, 1884Oct. 5, 1996112234USA (New York)USA (New York)Robert YoungN/ANov. 11, 2003
Pasquale FrasconiNov. 12, 1893Mar. 16, 2004110125ItalyItalyGianni Pes/Michel PoulainN/ANov. 12, 2003
Harriet HolmNov. 13, 1893Dec. 22, 200311039NorwayNorwayCelvin RuisdaelN/ANov. 13, 2003
Catarina Carreiro-PascoalJan. 9, 1891Feb. 13, 200411335PortugalPortugalFilipe Prista LucasN/ADec. 1, 2003
Helen StetterNov. 18, 1893June 1, 2007113195USA (Nebraska)USA (Nebraska)E. A. KralN/ADec. 1, 2003
Bertha FryDec. 1, 1893Nov. 14, 2007113348USA (Indiana)USA (Indiana)Robert YoungN/ADec. 2, 2003
Borghild NilsenDec. 2, 1893Mar. 3, 200411092NorwayNorwayCelvin RuisdaelN/ADec. 2, 2003
Vonnie LooneyMay 4, 1893Sept. 3, 2003110122USA (West Virginia)USA (Ohio)Robert YoungN/ADec. 3, 2003
Lina ZimmerNov. 20, 1892Aug. 28, 2004111282GermanyGermanyGermany (BVA)/Thomas BreiningN/ADec. 4, 2003
Yvonne BoryMar. 14, 1891Aug. 7, 2003112146FranceFranceJean-Marie Robine/Laurent ToussaintN/ADec. 17, 2003
Maria do Couto Maia-LopesOct. 24, 1890July 25, 2005114274PortugalPortugalFilipe Prista LucasN/ADec. 20, 2003
Gladys SwetlandApr. 18, 1892Dec. 14, 2005113240USA (Pennsylvania)USA (Pennsylvania)Robert Young/Louis EpsteinN/ADec. 25, 2003