Alelia Murphy (277514)
Credit: Bill Moore photo

At age 113, Harlem resident Alelia Murphy was recently honored at Congressman Adriano Espaillat’s Women’s History Month celebration at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building. Born in 1905, Murphy is originally from Grifton, N.C. and has lived in Harlem for the last 60 years. She is the last living of 12 siblings and her immediate family consists of two children, three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.