William Johnson

William Johnson
Birth: 8 May 1881?
Death: 15 May 2009
Age: 128 years, 7 days?
Longevity claimant

William Johnson (8 May 1881? - 15 May 2009) was an American longevity claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


William Johnson was born in the USA on the claimed date of 8 May 1881. He claimed to have lived in all of the continental states throughout his life. He says he served as a slave in the old South, but could only pin the location down to the Southeast. He said he retired as a bus driver for Greyhound in 1954 when the insurance company declared he was too old to insure. When a reporter asked about his longevity and his continued ability to not only walk, but run, he attributed it to the “1,872 promises God made me” in the Bible, including Genesis 6:3 which says a man would live 120 years. Johnson said he never married, but has an “adopted” family that he spends time with. His portfolio also has a number of proclamations from other states recognizing him on his longevity, including proclamations form Wisconsin, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi. He said he was born in Los Angeles, Calif., at 9:30 a.m. May 8, 1881. He died on 15 May 2009 at the claimed age of 128 years, 7 days.


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