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Emma Hough
Emma Hough
Emma Hough on her 111th birthday in 2015
Birth: 2 December 1904
Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Death: 18 June 2016
Sumner, Iowa, USA
Age: 111 years, 199 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Emma Margaret Hough (née Burkhart; 2 December 1904 – 18 June 2016) was an American supercentenarian. She was one of the oldest living people (if not the oldest) in Iowa at the time of her death.


Emma Hough was born as Emma Margaret Burkhart in Fayette County, Iowa, United States on 2 December 1904. She was the daughter of Albert Burkhart and Sarah (née Lanterbach) Burkhart.

She graduated from school in 1926, having degrees in English and Biology. In 1928, she married Charles Hough, also from Iowa. They both worked as teachers. Charles died in 1981 aged 77 or 78. The couple never had any children.

Hough died in Sumner, Iowa, USA on 18 June 2016 at the age of 111 years, 199 days.