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Mabel Wickens
Mabel Wickens
Wickens at the age of 110
Birth: 15 March 1884
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
Death: 23 April 1994
Ellettsville, Indiana, USA
Age: 110 years, 39 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Validated

Mabel E. Wickens (née Curry; 15 March 1884 – 23 April 1994) was an American supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Mabel Wickens was born in Monroe County, Indiana, USA on 15 March 1884. Her parents were Samuel Curry and Arminta (née Breakiron) Curry. She had three siblings.

In 1909, she married John Wickens, a stone mill worker. Together, they bottled milk on their farm, and because her husband never learned to drive, she drove the truck whenever they delivered milk to area customers.

Her husband died in 1949, and after that she lived alone, first in a mobile home and then in her senior citizen apartment.

She broke her hip in 1980 and again five years later at the age of 101. After the second fall, she moved into the Bloomington Convalescent Center for three years. In 1988, she moved at the Richland Bean-Blossom facility opened in Ellettsville.

Wickens died in Ellettsville, Indiana, USA on 23 April 1994 at the age of 110 years, 39 days. She was survived by many nieces and nephews.

References

  • The Times-Mail, 27 March 1994
  • The Times-Mail, 24 April 1994
  • Mabel E. Wickens Find A Grave
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