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Vera Walters
Vera Walters
Vera in March 2015
Birth: 14 December 1904
Death: 3 May 2016
New York City, United States
Age: 111 years, 141 days
Country: JamaicaJAMUnited StatesUSA

Vera Walters (sometimes known as Veta Walters; 14 December 1904 – 3 May 2016) was a Jamaican-born American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Vera Walters claimed to have been born in Jamaica on 14 December 1904. Her mother's name was Rosa. Vera grew up in the Grove Place district of Manchester, Jamaica, where she lived with her parents and then raised her own five daughters and five sons. The family farmed, growing food crops including corn, yam, coffee, banana, sweet potato and peas.

Firstly, she came to Brooklyn after one of her daughters moved here and began sending for the rest of the family. For many years she traveled home to Jamaica frequently.

When asked about the secret of her long life, Walters said: “Because people have always taken good care of me. My mother, whose name was Rosa, really took good care of me. And now she takes good care of me”. On her 110th birthday, she had hearing problems. At that time, she had 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-great-grandchildren. She lived in Crown Heights, New York City.

Vera Walters passed away in New York City, United States, on 3 May 2016, at the claimed age of 111 years, 141 days.