Mamie Tarver on her 110th birthday.
|Birth:||18 April 1907|
Henry, Alabama, USA
|Death:||19 December 2017|
Cranford, New Jersey, USA
|Age:||110 years, 245 days|
Mamie May Tarver (née Murphy) (18 April 1907 – 19 December 2017) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the third-oldest known living person in New Jersey, USA, behind Mary Jorden and Helen Turner.
Mamie Tarver was born Mamie May Murphy on 18 April 1907 in Henry, Alabama, USA to parents Franklin and Nancy (née Guilford) Murphy. She had several siblings. The family moved to Cranford, New Jersey when Mamie was 15.
In the 1920s, Mamie married Peter Tarver and had seven children with him: Margaret, James, Harold, Geraldine, George, Eric, and Nancy. She was later widowed.
Tarver is the great-aunt of former Cranford Police Chief Eric Mason. During her centenarian years, Mamie took no medication. On her 106th birthday in 2013, she was congratulated by then-President Barack Obama and then-First Lady Michelle Obama. She was also sent a birthday letter by Willard Scott of the NBC’s Today Show.
Tarver celebrated her 110th birthday in April 2017 by having a party with a lot of her family in attendance. Along with her eight children, she had 25 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Mamie Tarver passed away on 19 December 2017 in Cranford, New Jersey, USA, at the age of 110 years, 245 days.
- Cranford resident Mamie Tarver celebrates 106th birthday surrounded by five generations of family NJ.com, 9 May 2013
- 110th Birthday Post Facebook (better source needed)
- One of N.J.'s oldest residents, beloved 'prayer mother,' dies at age 110 NJ.com, 22 December 2017