Jennie Howell
Jennie Howell
Jennie Howell in 1955.

Jane "Jennie" Howell (née Chaplow; 11 February 1845 – 16 December 1956) was a validated British-American supercentenarian.


Jennie was born as Jane Chaplow in Carlisle, England on 11 February 1845[1] as the daughter of James and Mary Chaplow. The family left for North America in 1859 and later came to Utah, USA. Jennie married Reese Howell in Wellsville, Utah in 1869 and moved with him to Kelton the following year. The couple had four children, all of which she outlived.

In 1886 the family moved to Ogden, where they ran a dry goods store. Reese Howell died in 1913 and Jennie later moved to Los Angeles, California to live with her children. The last years of her life she spent with a granddaughter.

Jennie Howell died in Los Angeles on 16 December 1956, aged 111 years, 309 days.


World's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

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