William Harrison McDaniel (1878-1988) validation

The GRG announces the age validation of William Harrison McDaniel, known as Mr Will to those who knew him. William claims to have been born in Mississippi, USA, but evidence shows he was born in Panola, Texas. He also claimed to be born in 1877, but evidence shows he was born May 20th 1878. Around 1904, William married Sarah Barnett, known as Sally. They had four daughters before Sally died in 1916. On April 27th 1917, William married Lela White and they went on to have six children, making 11 for William in total. He was then sadly widowed again in 1952. By at least 1910, William was living back in Mississippi, which is where his parents were born. William passed away on December 20th 1988, aged 110 years, 214 days, in a nursing home in Bay Springs, Jasper County, Mississippi.

William’s age was verified by Daniel Gonik, Waclaw Jan Kroczek and myself, later accepted by the GRG with a retroactive date of May 28th 2016.

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