Photo Gallery for Supercentenarians born in the year 1876, as of December 21, 2019.
Maxine Ashinger, 110
July 26, 2017; Maxine Ashinger was born in Ohio, United States on August 3, 1876 and died in Indiana, United States on September 29, 1986 at the age of 110 years, 57 days.
Louise Bossong, 111
The first photo was located in her Find a Grave page. The final two photos were sourced from articles in The Daily Register newspaper.
Louise Bossong was born in New York, United States on June 19, 1876 and died in New Jersey, United States on July 26, 1987 at the age of 111 years, 37 days.
Mary Broyles, 111
Mary Broyles was born in Indiana, United States on April 25, 1876 and died in the same state on August 4, 1987 at the age of 111 years, 101 days.
Born as Mary Smith, she married Oren Broyles in 1896 and had three children. Oren died at the age of 94 after 74 years of marriage.
George Callahan, 110
Both photos were sourced from the Brainerd Daily Dispatch newspaper.
George Callahan was born in Minnesota, United States on October 6, 1876 and died in the same state on November 14, 1986 at the age of 110 years, 39 days. At the time of his death, Callahan was the oldest man ever from Minnesota. His Minnesota longevity record was broken by Peter Solum in 1992.
Julia Cheney, 110
Julia Cheney was born in Jamestown, New York, United States on December 25, 1876 and died in the same state on February 1, 1987 at the age of 110 years, 38 days.
Alphaeus Philemon Cole, 112
In 1920, aged about 44:
On his 100th birthday:
Elliott Erwitt’s portrait of Cole at age 111:
Peter Bellamy’s portrait of Cole at age 112:
Alphaeus Philemon Cole was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States on July 12, 1876 and died in New York City, United States on November 25, 1988 at the age of 112 years, 136 days. On December 14, 1986, he became the oldest living man in the United States, following the death of Joe Thomas. On January 5, 1987, he became the oldest living person in the world, following the death of Herman Smith-Johannsen. At the time of his death, Cole was the second oldest verified man ever (although an additional pending case, supposedly born in 1854, may have been older). He remains the oldest man ever born in New Jersey.
The son of Timothy Cole, a noted 19th Century engraver, Alphaeus Philemon Cole followed in his father’s artistic footsteps. He first studied art in Italy, before moving to Paris where he studied under Jean Paul Laurens and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant at the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux-Artsfrom between 1892 and 1901. In the mid-1890s, Cole began to produce a high volume of quality works, primarily focusing on still lifes and portraits. His painting of Dante was displayed at the 1900 Paris Salon, and more artwork was exhibited at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, United States. His preferred media were oil and watercolour.
Cole moved to England and married Margaret Ward Walmsley, a sculptress, in 1903. He then began to expand his resume by producing wood and steel engravings and etchings, but these works never achieved the same renown, both artistically and financially, as his portraits. Cole contributed several works to the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica. In 1911, he moved back to the United States. In 1918, Cole became a member of the Salmagundi Club, the oldest professional art club in America. From 1924 to 1931, he taught portrait and still life classes at Cooper Union. In 1930, Cole was elected to the National Academy of Design. From 1931 to 1941, he was the president of the New York Water Color Club. In the 1940s, Cole worked as a judge of paintings in Max Pochapin’s Manhattan Hall of Art, a merchandising art gallery, which was quite a cutting edge position at the time. From 1952 to 1953, he was president of Allied Artists of America. His wife Margaret died in 1961. The following year, Cole married Anita Rio, a singer, and the widow of painter Eugene Higgins. She passed away in 1973.
Cole actively painted and exhibited until the age of 103. He died at the Chelsea Hotel, New York, where he had lived for the previous 35 years. His work is in the permanent collections of London’s National Portrait Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, and several Universities. His papers are stored at the Smithsonian Institution.
Carrie Cook, 110
As a young woman:
With her daughter:
Carrie Cook was born in Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States on February 5, 1876 and died in the same state on May 31, 1986 at the age of 110 years, 115 days.
Lillian Dahman, 110
On her 105th birthday:
Photo courtesy of the Salina Journal.
December 21, 2019; Lillian Dahman was born in Abilene, Kansas, United States on May 1, 1876 and died in the same state on October 1, 1986 at the age of 110 years, 153 days.
Christina van Druten-Hoogakker, 111
The second photo was sourced from https://www.delpher.nl/.
Christina van Druten-Hoogakker was born in Andelst, Gelderland, The Netherlands on November 20, 1876 and died in Lakemond, Gelderland, The Netherlands on December 8, 1987 at the age of 111 years, 18 days. On May 1, 1986, she became the oldest living person in the Netherlands, following the death of Margaretha Eijken. On May 10, 1987, she passed the final ages of Margaretha Eijken and Petronella Ribbens-Farthest Allen to become the oldest Dutch person ever. On December 8, 1988, she became the first Dutch person to reach the age of 111. Her Dutch longevity record was surpassed by Catharina van Dam-Groeneveld in 1998.
Edna Guthrie, 111
Edna Guthrie was born in Chautauqua, Ohio, United States on January 2, 1876 and died in Norton County, Kansas, United States on June 29, 1987 at the age of 111 years, 178 days. Born as Edna Wesley, she moved to Norton County, Kansas with her parents in 1878. She married Gadi Guthrie in 1901. After he died in 1916, Edna worked as a city clerk in Norton for more than 20 years. Her sister Gertrude Heaton also achieved extreme longevity, passing away at the age of 109 in 1994.
Mary Keller, 110
Photos courtesy of Altoona Mirror.
Mary Keller was born in Pennsylvania, United States on March 19, 1876 and died in the same state on March 19, 1986 at the age of 110 years, 0 days.
Martha Knoles, 110
Photos courtesy of Qualified Assistance and Family News newspapers.
Martha Knoles was born in Georgia, United States on July 2, 1876 and died in Texas, United States on December 14, 1986 at the age of 110 years, 165 days.
Frances McCord, 110
July 24, 2017; Frances McCord was born in New Jersey, United States on June 14, 1876 and died in the same state on September 25, 1986 at the age of 110 years, 103 days.
May Nutt, 110
May Nutt was born in Ohio, United States on October 21, 1876 and died in the same state on January 29, 1987 at the age of 110 years, 100 days.
Jennie Parlin, 110
Photos sourced from Battle Creek Enquirer.
March 4, 2017; Jennie Parlin was born in Ohio, United States on April 25, 1876 and died in Indiana, United States on December 19, 1986 at the age of 110 years, 296 days.
Effie Samuel, 110
The second photo was sourced from Hattiesburg American.
Effie Samuel was born in Mississippi, United States on November 25, 1876 and died in the same state on May 12, 1987 at the age of 110 years, 168 days. Born as Effie Sharp, she married Ed Samuels in 1894 and had four children.
Maren Bolette Torp, 112
Maren Bolette Torp was born in Ostlandet, Norway on December 21, 1876 and died in the same province on February 20, 1989 at the age of 112 years, 61 days. On December 21, 1986, she became the first Norwegian female supercentenarian. On July 13, 1988, she passed the final age of Herman Smith-Johannsen and became the oldest Norwegian person ever. On December 21, 1988, she became the first Norwegian person to reach the age of 112. More than 25 years after her death, she remains the oldest Norwegian person ever.
Torp had eight children between 1906 and 1920, three of whom she outlived. Her husband died in 1929 at the age of 51 and Torp continued to live independently until the age of 108.
Birdie May Vogt, 112
Birdie May Vogt was born in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, United States on August 3, 1876 and died in Miami, Florida, United States on July 23, 1989 at the age of 112 years, 354 days. In 1989, the Guinness Book erroneously declared her as the World’s Oldest Person. In fact, at the time of her death she was the second oldest person in the United States and the fourth oldest verified person in the world.
Born as Birdie Mae Musser, her father was a captain in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After her brother left home, she was forced to care for her parents until their deaths. During this time she fell in love with Irving Vogt, a neighbour and Quaker Oats executive, whom she married in 1929. They had no children. Vogt and her husband began wintering in Miami soon after they tied the knot. In 1941, shortly after Irving’s death, she moved to Miami permanently. In 1963, she moved to the East Ridge Retirement Village in Miami, where she would remain for the final 26 years of her life. Vogt enjoyed playing canasta with fellow residents of her retirement home.
At the age of 107, Vogt said “It never occurred to me I’d live to be this old. I don’t know why the Lord leaves me here. My minister says the Lord still has things for me to do.” At the time of her death, Vogt was blind and deaf. Dora Richardson, a friend and guardian, said “She was an unusually intelligent woman, she was just so sweet and pleasant, and she had such a beautiful smile. She had a beautiful Christian character. She was quite a chatterbox. She would quote the Bible. Even though she couldn’t hear, she would keep me entertained. She was just a lovely lady. I’m so glad I knew her … (but) she was so tired, so weary at the end.”
Nannie Watson, 111
These photos were sourced from articles in The Free Lance-Star newspaper.
Nannie Watson was born in Virginia, United States on August 20, 1876 and died on July 13, 1988 at the age of 111 years, 328 days.