Lillian Leblanc
Lillian LeBlanc
Lillian Leblanc.
Birth: 26 December 1898
Port Barre, Louisiana, USA
Death: 20 February 2010
Opelousas, Louisiana, USA
Age: 111 years 56 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Validated

Lillian Leblanc (neé Brown; 26 December 1898 – 20 February 2010) was a validated American supercentenarian.

Biography

Lillian Leblanc was born as Lillian Brown in Port Barre, Louisiana, USA, on Dec. 26, 1898. Her parents were Frank Brown and Marie Key Brown. She had six brothers: Henry, Augusta, Ernest, Harry, Joe and Wilton Brown; and eight sisters: Louise Osbourne, Ernestine Williams, Ida Luckett, Laura Dejean, Alyza Sam, Augustine Melancon, Marie Doucet and Lucille Luckett. She finished four grades of school and taught herself to read by reading the newspaper her father received in the mail from New Orleans, the Clarion. She married Antoine “Junuis” LeBlanc in 1931. In 1948, the couple moved to Opelousas. Lillian Leblanc gave birth to two children: Doris Stewart and Lille Turner. Leblanc said the secret to living a long life is: “Hard work. I was raised on a farm where I picked cotton, cut corn and broke cane and all of that.” She said such hard work was common for farm children in their time. Her father also owned a syrup mill in Port Barre, where he made syrup for sale to surrounding parishes. She widowed in 1974. Lillian LeBlanc passed away in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA on 20 February 2010 aged 111 years 56 days.

Leblanc's brother, Wilton Brown, lived to the age of 100.

Leblanc was validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 24 March 2015.

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