This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
The most remarkable were :
Thomas Parr, died after a dinner party, in his 152d year.
The Countess of Desmond, killed by falling from a cherry-tree, in her 146 th year.
John Riva of Venice, who chewed citron bark daily, died at the age of 116 years, leaving a son of 14 years.
Cardinal de Salis, who recommended daily exercise in all weathers, died in his 110th year.
Mrs. Ann Butler died at Portsmouth, England, January, 1883, at the age of 103 years.
Mrs. Betty Lloyd died at Ruabon, Wales, 1883, in her 107th year, her funeral being attended by two of her children aged over 80 years.