Miriam Moore on her 110th birthday.
|Birth:||28 January 1907|
Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA
111 years, 53 days
Miriam "Mim" Moore (née Teufel) (born 28 January 1907) is an American supercentenarian who is one of the oldest known living people in Pennsylvania. She is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).
Miriam Moore was born Miriam Teufel in Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA on 28 January 1907 to parents Mathias and Ellen Teufel. She was the fifth of six children. Her parents died when she was young; she recalled her mother having tuberculosis. She remembers swimming in the Susquehanna River and at the Locust Heights pool in Columbia. During her childhood, she had a dog named Trixie.
Miriam became a weaver when she was old enough to work. She made fabric at the former Schwartzenbach-Huber Silk Mill. She enjoyed dancing, especially the waltz. She and several other girls would go dancing every Wednesday and Saturday.
It was at one of these dances that Miriam met her future husband, J. Edwin Moore. They later married, and had a son, J. Edwin Moore Jr. (called Eddie by his mother). Miriam's husband, J. Edwin Sr., died in 1984. Her son, J. Edwin Jr., was still alive as of his mother's 110th birthday. Miriam also has two grandchildren.
In her later years, Miriam took up reading, and still does to this day. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran in Columbia. She taught a Sunday School for many years. Her hobbies are singing, bingo, cards, and exercise classes, even though she uses a wheelchair.
When Miriam was 106, she moved into Luther Acres in Lititz, Pennsylvania. On her 110th birthday, she was given a card made by students of Bonfield Elementary School in Lititz. Miriam's advice for a long and happy life is to have faith in God.
Miriam Moore currently lives in Luther Acres, Lititz, Pennsylvania, at the age of 111 years, 53 days.