|Birth:||6 February 1906|
111 years, 196 days
Melissa Traylor (née Stetson) (6 February 1906 – 18 August 2017) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unverified.
Melissa E. was born on a farm located along the Pennsylvania and New York border on 6 February 1906. The original farmhouse had a sod-covered roof, and Melissa helped her father build the new house by digging out the basement with one of her sisters.
Melissa met her first husband at a square dance when she was 18 years old. The couple married and moved to Detroit, but divorced just a couple of months later. She remained in Detroit, attending beautician school and becoming a hairdresser. She later met Hoy Traylor at the Pier Ballroom and the couple married in 1927. Melissa worked as a hairdresser in Detroit for about 30 years.
The couple, who never had children, retired in the 1960s and moved to Florida. Her second husband passed away in 1975. Melissa stay live on Florida with her two sisters until 2006, after they both died. She move to Erie County, Pennsylvania, where her brother and many nieces and nephews lived. She moved into Parkside, though she moved out for a while and lived with her brother before returning to Parkside.
Melissa remained active even after her 100th birthday, flying in an ultralight airplane with her nephew when she turned 101. She died on 18 August 2017 in North East Pennsylvania.