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Salome Sellers
Salome Sellers
Birth: 19 October 1800
Deer Isle, Maine, USA
Death: 9 January 1909
Deer Isle, Maine, USA
Age: 108 years, 82 days
Country: USA FlagUSA
Centenarian

Salome Sellers (née Sylvester; 19 October 1800 – 9 January 1909) was a semi-supercentenarian.

Biography

Salome Sellers was born as Salome Sylvester on Deer Isle, Maine as the daughter of Edward and Deborah Cushman Sylvester. She grew up on Deer Isle and married Joseph Sellers on 23 December 1830. The couple had six children together, Salome outliving all but her oldest son William. She was widowed in 1865.

Due to her unusually long life, Salome was often featured in local newspapers and visited by people interested in her long life, something Salome once expressed as "I've lived too long. I'm only a curiosity now for people to come and stare at".

Salome Sellers died in the same house as she and her husband had built in 1830 in Deer Isle, Maine on 9 January 1909, aged 108 years, 82 days. Her house is nowadays known as the Salome Sellers house and home to the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society. There has also been a book written about her life: "An Island Woman: Salome Sylvester Sellers, 1800-1909".

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