Ruth Apilado
Ruth Apilado
Birth: 30 April 1908
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age: 112 years, 265 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Ruth Mosselle Apilado (née Mays; born 30 April 1908) is an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Ruth Apilado was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 30 April 1908. Her mother, Clara Mays, was a homemaker, and her father, Stewart Mays, was a postal worker. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1925, Apilado attended Chicago Teachers College, where she earned her teaching certificate in 1928.

After becoming a teacher, Apilado was hired by the Chicago public schools, and she worked as an elementary school teacher until 1973. During that time, she was exposed to the world of magazine publishing, having spent 1942 as the editor of the Negro Youth Photo Scripts Magazine (NYPS). Following her retirement from the Chicago public schools, Apilado returned to the publishing world, founding America’s Intercultural Magazine (AIM), in 1973. The magazine, published quarterly, was founded to help purge racism from society and to establish a scholarship fund for underprivileged youth.

Today, Apilado is an associate editor of AIM, and regularly contributes to the magazine.

Ruth Apilado currently lives in Washington.



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