15 October 1883?
6 February 2003
119 years, 114 days?
Mattie Owens (15 October 1883 - 6 February 2003) was an American longevity claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG).
Mattie Owens claimed to have been born on 15 October 1883 but was more likely born on 15 October 1897. Her age was exaggerated by 14 years. Mattie Owens was an avid church goer and claimed to have worked a job until she was in her 90s. She was married for many years and had 4 children (3 sons and a daughter). She bought a new car when she was 80 and drove it until she stopped driving at age 90.
Mattie Owens died on 6 February 2003 at the claimed age of 119 years, 114 days but was more likely the age of 105 years, 114 days. She was survived by a son and a daughter, 27 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and 2 sons.