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Jewel McCullough
Jewel McCullough
Birth: 23 January 1909
Remlig, Texas, USA
Death: 3 October 2019
Houston, Texas, USA
Age: 110 years, 253 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Jewel McCullough (née DuVal Butler; 23 January 1909 – 3 October 2019) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


McCullough was born in Remlig, Texas, USA, on 23 January 1909. She lived in Beaumont, Texas, and at the age of six was taken by her mother to New York City. As a child, she attended the Ziegfeld Follies to see W.C. Fields and Will Rogers.

After graduating from the Spence School in Manhattan, McCullough moved to Houston, Texas, in 1929. She married John Temple McCullough in 1938, and the couple had two children.

McCullough studied poetry at the University of Houston, then photography and painting, primarily watercolor, at the Glassell School of Art. She became a master of book-binding, paper marbling, and papermaking. In 1975, she found a summer home in Boulder, Colorado. She continued to spend summers there until her late 90s.

McCullough died in Houston, Texas, USA, on 3 October 2019 at the age of 110 years, 253 days. At the time of her death, she had four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.