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Miriam Banister
Miriam Banister
Birth: 19 March 1817
Salcombe Regis, England, UK
Death: 9 April 1928
Missouri, USA
Age: 111 years, 21 days
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Miriam Banister (née Voisey; 19 March 1817 – 9 April 1928) was a verified British-American supercentenarian. She was born as Miriam Sparks Voisey in Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England to John and Hester Voisey. In 1850, she married John Banister. 4 years later, the couple emigrated to the United States. She moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1863. Her secret to a long life was moderate eating and living a stress-free life. On her 110th birthday, it was reported that she was in good health, other than that she was blind.

Banister died on 9 April 1928 at the age of 111 years, 21 days. She was the second-oldest living person at the time of her death. Only Delina Filkins was older.


Sedalia Weekly Democrat, March 25, 1927

Belvidere Daily Republican, April 10, 1928

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