Arkansas Oldest Woman.
PEACH ORCHARD, Sept. 26.There died here, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Tims, who, for the swamps of Arkansas, reached an unusual age. She was born in North Carolina, Jan. 12, 1781, and died on Sept. 18, 1892, being 110 years, 8 months and 7 days old. She was the mother of 18 children. The oldest, still living in Tipton county, Tenn., is 91 years old. The youngest lives in the same place, aged 37. Thirteen are living and five dead. She was the second wife of Jabe Tims, who died the first year of the war (1861), at the age of 110. He had seven children by his first wife, and was thirty years older than his second wife, being the father of twenty-five children.
- September 26, 1892, Dallas [Tex.] Daily Times Herald, p. 3.