Eliza Taylor
Eliza Taylor
Eliza Taylor in 1959.
Birth: 16 December 1849
Highland, Michigan, USA
Death: 27 May 1960
Highland, Michigan, USA
Age: 110 years, 163 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Eliza Taylor (née Beaumont; 16 December 1849? – 27 May 1960) was an American supercentenarian claimant who is currently unverified. She was born as Eliza Beaumont in a log cabin in Highland, Oakland County, Michigan. Her parents were English immigrants Francis and Maria Beaumont. She had eight other siblings. She married Civil War veteran James Taylor on 10 March 1868. The couple had four children in total. James passed away in 1937 at the age of 90.

On the occasion of her 110th birthday, she was still able to recite poems that she had heard as a child. She credited her longevity to hard work and following ”the golden rule”.

Eliza Taylor died on 27 May 1960, at the age of 110 years, 163 days. She may have been the second oldest living person in the world at the time of her death; she may have been the oldest living woman. Pending case Robert Early was older. Work on her case is continuing as of 2015.


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