|Birth:||13 February 1903|
Long Bottom, Ohio, USA
|Death:||8 September 2015|
Gallipolis, Ohio, USA
|Age:||112 years, 207 days|
Erdman was born in Long Bottom, Ohio on 13 February 1903. She was one of five children born to Jackson and Ida May (Green) Smith. She also had five step-brothers and sisters.
As an adult, Erdman moved to California where she worked in a department store, gift wrapping packages and supervising the shipping department. She was married three times and had two children.
Erdman lived on her own until the age of 100, when she broke her hip. She subsequently moved into a nursing home in Gallipolis, Ohio. She died on 8 September 2015 at the age of 112 years, 207 days.