|Birth:||8 December 1905?|
Clayton County, Georgia, United States
113 years, 100 days?
Kidd was born on 8 December 1905 (claimed 1904) in Stephens, Clayton County, Georgia, United States. She was born as the youngest daughter of 12 children to William and Lucy Brown. Her parents owned a farm in Stephens where the whole family was welcomed when they needed a place to live. Maggie continued this tradition when she took over the farm, offering a home to all of her relatives that needed one. She even helped raise her grand-niece.
On 30 November 1940, Maggie married Willie Kidd. They had two children, Rosalyn and John who continued to work on her parent's farm. Maggie and Willie worked on the farm until 1961, when she and Willie decreased the size of their farm and began gardening. Willie passed away in 1962 from complications due to diabetes. She lived on the same land until 1989. She said her long life was a blessing from God and attributes her farm life to her longevity. She also said her secret to looking young is to drink plenty of water because it helps the skin look beautiful.
Kidd currently lived in Riverdale, Georgia, United States at the age of 113 years, 100 days. She lives with her daughter and son-in-law. She is the oldest living resident of Georgia.
- A Tribute to Maggie Katie Brown Kidd Vote Smart, 17 November 2004
- Georgia’s oldest resident celebrates 113th birthday Fox 5, 8 December 2017
- Georgia woman celebrates 114th birthday Fox 32, 4 December 2018