The following ten people have four things in common: all are women, all are American-born, all have uncommon appellations, and all are living super-centenarians. Super-centenarians, or Super-C’s, are very rare people: they have lived to be 110 years old or more. Meet ten women who have reached super-centenarian status:
Susannah Mushatt Jones (DOB July 6, 1899) “Miss Susie” doesn’t believe in smoking or alcohol but does “Believe in the Lord” and plenty of shut-eye.
Susannah, a Biblical name meaning ‘lily’, has not appeared on the U.S. Top 1000 since 1978. Rarer than Susan but more on trend, Susannah’s nicknames include Susa, Susie, Annie, and Zanna.
MamieJohnson (DOB Jan 13, 1906) Mamie walks everywhere or takes the bus; in fact, she has never driven a car.
Mamie is a vintage appellation and a diminutive of Mary and Margaret, long associated with First Lady Eisenhower and now with one of Meryl Streep’s actress daughters, Mamie Gummer (born MAryWilla). Mamie fell from the U.S. Top 1000 long ago but the rise of vintage nicknames like Sadie, Maisie, and Hattie may bring Mamie back.
OllieRoberts (DOB Jan 17, 1906) Ollie credits her long life to two things: hard work and a deep faith in God.
Ollie is a unisex diminutive of Olivia, Olive, and Olive, all of which have roots in the lovely word ‘oliva’, Latin for olive tree.