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Anna Swenson
Anna Swenson
Anna Swenson in 1970.
Birth: 5 October 1860
Eidfjord, Ulvik, Norway
Death: 18 June 1971
Hannaford, North Dakota, USA
Age: 110 years, 256 days
Country: NorwayNORUnited StatesUSA

Anna Swenson (née Varberg; 5 October 1860 – 18 June 1971) was a Norwegian-American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Anna Swenson was born in Eidfjord, Ulvik, Hordaland, Vestlandet, Norway, as Anna T. Varberg on 18 June 1971. Her parents were Thormod Ommundsen and Gunvor (Sjursdatter) Varberg.

She emigrated to United States in 1881. She was married to an active politician, Nicolai Swenson, who was also a Norwegian emigrant. The couple lived in a farm in Hannaford, North Dakota, and had seven children in total. One of them, Gladys Stowman, lived to be 105 years old. Nicolai died of tuberculosis in 1918 at the age of 63.

On Swenson’s 108th birthday, it was reported that she resided in a nursing home and was wheelchaired. She died on 18 June 1971, at the age of 110 years, 256 days.