Elsie Martin on her 110th birthday.
|Birth:||18 August 1910|
|Age:||110 years, 299 days|
Martin was born at Herbert’s Post Office, a logging camp in Northern Michigan, USA on 18 August 1910, the youngest of nine children to Nelson and Nellie (McIntyre) Persons. After Herbert’s P.O., her family moved to West Branch, where her father worked on a farm. Later, they moved to Saginaw.
She graduated from Saginaw High School in 1927 and worked for Bell Telephone.
She married Arthur, a tool and dye maker, in 1928. The couple had four children: two sons (now deceased) and two daughters. They moved to Detroit, and she worked at Detroit Diesel until the end of the World War II.
Her husband died in 1972. She lived alone until age 96, when she moved to Gaylord, Michigan.
She drove her car until the age of 96. She has suffered hearing loss, and when she was 99 she fell and broke her hip.
One of her sisters lived to 102 and another sister to 103.
In September 2017, she had two living daughters Judy Priami (aged 85) and Shirley Hollyer (aged 78), 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In August 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday.
Martin currently lives in Gaylord, Michigan, USA, at the age of 110 years, 299 days.