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Miriam Bannister

Born: Mar 19, 1817

Death: Apr 9, 1928

Nationality: United States

Miriam Bannister

Date of Birth : Mar 19, 1817
Date of Death : Apr 9, 1928

Miriam Sparks Banister nee Voisey was one of the earliest supercentenarians. Born in Salcombe Regis, Devon, England, to John and Hester Voisey, she married John Bodman Banister in 1850 at the age of 33. She later moved to the United States in 1854. She attributed her longevity to "simple foods, avoidance of overeating and abstinence from worry". When she died in St. Louis, Missouri, she was 111 years 21 days old, but was never the oldest living person due to the longevity of American women Louisa Thiers and Delina Filkins. She was congratulated by George V as "the oldest living British subject" shortly before her death.

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