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Jane Markle
Birth: 10 October 1883
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 12 March 1997
Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 113 years, 153 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Jane Kilgore Markle (née Zimmerman; 10 October 1883 – 12 March 1997) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Markle was born as Jane Kilgore Zimmerman in Pennsylvania, United States, on 10 October 1883. She later married Robert Markle, who died in 1970. At the age of 109, she lived alone and was able to do her own housework. Her age was initially validated by the SSA and Kestenbaum studies and validated by the GRG on 10 August 2002.

Markle died in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA, on 12 March 1997 at the age of 113 years, 153 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known person in Pennsylvania (behind Sarah Knauss) and the ninth-oldest known person in the world.