Sarah Spires
Sarah Spires
Spires on her 110th birthday
Birth: 10 April 1910
Jackson County, Florida, USA
Age: 111 years, 64 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Sarah Purdee Spires (nee Purdee; born 10 April 1910) is an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Spires was born in Jackson County, Florida, USA on 10 April 1910. Her parents were Armstrong Purdee, the first black lawyer of Jackson County, and Gracie (née White) Purdee. She is the only surviving child out of her three siblings, and an adopted sister. Her grandmother Francis White was a full-blooded Seminole Indian.

She married her husband Willie E. Spires on 19 February 1934. The couple had ten children (three now deceased). Her husband died in 1956.

She celebrated her 110th birthday in April 2020. On 16 March 2021, she got vaccinated against Covid-19, making her one of the oldest people to receive the vaccine.

Spires currently lives in Marianna, Florida, USA, at the age of 111 years, 64 days.



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