Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones
Birth: 16 December 1897
Bastrop, Texas, USA
Death: 18 December 2008
Cedar Creek, Texas, USA
Age: 111 years, 2 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Pending

Amanda Jones (née Roberts; 16 December 1897/1898 – 18 December 2008) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

She was born on 16 December 1897/1898 in Bastrop, Texas and grew up in a farm in in Alum Creek, Texas, to Emanuel Alfred Roberts, a slave who was emancipated in 1865 at age of 12 and Moriah Josephine Washington. She had 12 siblings.

She married C.L. Jones Sr who died in died in 1990. The couple had 10 children, including Eloise Baker (aged 75), Ruth Jones (aged 73) and Joyce Jones (aged 68). She had 33 grandchildren, including Brenda Baker (aged 44).

She had been a housewife for 72 years. For well over ten years she worked as a maid for $20 a month. She cast a vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidental elections.

She died in Cedar Creek, Texas on 18 December 2008 at the age of 110/111 years, 2 days.

Gallery

Amanda Jones and her granddaughter, Brenda Baker.

References

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