Tuesday 20th November 1990
Layne Hall of Silver Creek, New York, died at the age of 105, according to his death certificate. However, Halls’s active driver’s license, issued to the youthful centenarian in 1988, stated that Halls was in fact one month shy of 110 years old. Whether he was actually 110 years old, or only 105, Hall had the distinction of being the oldest licensed driver in the United States at the time. If he was 110, he likely beat the previous record holder, Mrs. Maude Tull of Inglewood, California, who was issued a license renewal in 1976 at the age of 104. Tull first took up driving at the age of ninety-one after her husband died.