Catherine Reed (1902-2013) validation

The GRG announces the age validation of Catherine Reed, nee Woods, known to those who knew her as Katie. Katie was born January 20th 1902 in St Louis, Missouri, USA, to John and Laura (nee Donville) Woods. She had at least five siblings. She married James Chester Reed when she was just 17, going on to have three children together – two sons and a daughter. They lived in Missouri until at least 1940, but were then living in New Mexico in 1950. James sadly passed away following a car accident in August of 1979. Katie did not remarry after. By 1993 at the latest, Katie was living in Bothell, King County, Washington, where she spent the rest of her life. She passed away in nearby Snohomish county, Washington, aged 111 years, 268 days, on October 15th 2013.

Katie’s age was verified by Anson Davis, et al, later accepted by the GRG as valid with a retroactive date of August 26th 2016.

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