Bernice Madigan

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Bernice Madigan
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Bernice Madigan on Derby Day, 2013
BornBernice Emerson[1]
July 24, 1899[2]
West Springfield, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 3, 2015
(aged 115 years, 163 days)
Cheshire, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
TitleOldest living resident of Massachusetts
Spouse(s)Paul Madigan (1896–1976)
(m. 1925–1976; his death)[1]

Bernice Madigan (July 24, 1899 – January 3, 2015) was an American supercentenarian who was the oldest living resident of Massachusetts,[3] the fourth-oldest living person in the United States,[4] and the world's fifth-oldest living person before her death.[4] She is one of 100 centenarians in The Archon Genomics XPRIZE.[5][6]

Biography[edit]

Bernice Emerson was born on July 24, 1899 in West Springfield, Massachusetts.[2][7]

Madigan did not take any medicine nor a daily vitamin.[8] She died in her sleep at the age of 115 years, 163 days at 2 a.m. on January 3, 2015.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State's oldest woman turns 113". North Adams Transcript. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Oldest Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group. Archived from the original on January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Cheshire Woman 16th Oldest in the World
  4. ^ a b Cheshire Woman Is Fourth Oldest in the World
  5. ^ "Bernice Madigan Centenarian Profile". Archon Genomics. Archived from the original on September 14, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  6. ^ Ansberry, Clare. "Contestants Race to Map DNA of 100 Centenarians". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  7. ^ a b State's Oldest Citizen Dies, Berkshires.com (January 3, 2015)
  8. ^ "At 110, Bay State's oldest resident is a marvel of longevity". The Boston Globe. July 24, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2012.