Mary Josephine Ray
Mary josephine ray


May 17, 1895


March 7, 2010

Place of death

Untied States of America

Mary Josephine Ray (17 May 1895 – March 7, 2010) was a Canadian-American supercentenarian. At the time of her death aged 114 years, 294 days, she was the second oldest living person in the world behind 114-year old Japanese woman Kama Chinen.

She held the United States' oldest living person upon the death of 115 year old Afrian American Gertrude Baines and she held it for only seven months, which is one of the reigns that lasted longer than six months. She succeed her title by Neva Morris, who died 30 days later.

She was born on May 17, 1895 in Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island, a very very small place in Canada and then she moved to the United States before 1945. She was born one week before Kama Chinen, a Japanese supercentenarian.

Ray died at the age of 114 years, 294 days, surpassing Louisiana Hines' lifespan by only one year in the United States. Fellow supercentenarian also died on March 7, 2010, also an American supercentenarian, Daisey Bailey.


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