Edna Purviance's bio

Currently working on Edna Purviance's family biography. Draft is done. Photo: Leading Ladies © used by ednapurviance.org

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Edna dies at 115 years old...

Edna Parker, said to be the world's oldest woman, died at the age of 115.

Edna Parker was born April 20, 1893, making her over two years older than Edna Purviance, who was born in Oct. 21, 1895.

Chaplin was still a young child, in London, when Parker was born in Indiana, and she lived through the silent age, talkies, video, and now the digital age, along with a huge list of changes over her lifetime.

Her husband died in 1939, and she lived alone at her farmhouse until the age of 100. She never drank or tried tobacco, the article says, but she stayed active her whole life and said to have a mild temperament.

It doesn't mention what she died of, but maybe time just finally caught up with her. Know your friends and family will miss you Edna...

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