Ollie Edwards celebrating her 105th birthday in December 2016
|Birth:||8 December 1911|
Crawfordville, Georgia, USA
|Death:||11 April 2020|
Linden, New Jersey, USA
|Age:||108 years, 125 days|
Ollie Edwards was born in Crawfordville, Georgia, USA on 8 December 1911. She was the second of ten children born to the late George and Laura (née Griffin) Swain. She was married to Jessie Edwards, with whom she had nine children. Allegedly, her paternal grandmother was a member of the Cherokee tribe who lived to be 121 years.
In her later life, Edwards lived in a nursing home in Linden, New Jersey, USA. She died from COVID-19 on 11 April 2020 at the age of 108 years, 125 days, making her one of the oldest known victims of the coronavirus pandemic. At the time of her death, she had 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren.
- Former Roselle Resident Ollie Bell (Swain) Edwards, Turns 105 yrs. TAPinto, 8 December 2016
- 108-year-old woman dies of coronavirus at NJ nursing home New York Post, 13 April 2020
- 108-year-old woman dies of coronavirus at NJ nursing home Gruntstuff, 13 June 2020