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May 4, 1815
Stark, New York
|Died||December 4, 1928
(aged 113 years, 214 days)
Richfield Springs, New York
Delina Filkins, née Ecker (May 4, 1815 – December 4, 1928), was an American supercentenarian who was the first verified person to reach both the ages of 112 and 113. Her case was thoroughly investigated in the 1970s and re-investigated in 2005, and found to be fully verifiable.
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Born in Herkimer County, New York she went to school until she was 11 and then stayed at home to work, and also spent all her life there, except the last two months of it, within a radius of ten miles. Her father, William Ecker, lived to reach the age of 97 before he died, while her mother lived only to the age of 78.
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Filkins was married in 1834. She had six children. Only two of them were living at the time of her death: Frank (72) and Alonzo (86).
- "NEHCA list of Nebraska supercentenarians" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011.
- "Table A - Verified Supercentenarians (Listed Chronologically By Birth Date)". Retrieved 23 May 2015.
- "6th International Workshop on Supercentenarians" (PDF). Retrieved 18 May 2015.
|Oldest verified person ever
September 21, 1926 – November 15, 1980
|Oldest recorded person ever
April 24, 1927 – July 27, 1958
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