1831: Wedding night claims wife, 105, and husband, 98

In May 1831, a New York newspaper reported the marriage of Mrs Frances Tompkins, aged 105, and Mr Moses Alexander, aged 98. According to the report they were married in Bath in Steuben County, New York state, on April 11th. The wedding was conducted by the Reverend Doctor Smith. And afterwards?

“They were taken out of bed dead the following morning.”

Source: The Brockport Free Press, New York, May 18th 1831. Content on this page is © Alpha History 2019-23. Content may not be republished without our express permission. For more information please refer to our Terms of Use or contact Alpha History.