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Gudrun Onshuus
Gudrun Onshuus
Birth: 17 July 1899
Hamar, Norway
Death: 9 June 2010
Drammen, Norway
Age: 110 years, 327 days
Country: NorwayNOR
Validated

Gudrun Jofried Onshuus (née Omdahl; 17 July 1899 – 9 June 2010) was a validated Norwegian supercentenarian. She was the oldest woman in Norway at the time of her death at the age of 110. Upon her passing, she was the last surviving Norwegian person who was born in the 1800s.

Biography

She was born in Hamar, Norway on 17 july 1899. Her mother was Jessie Omdahl (1869–1946) and her father was Marcus Omdahl (1863–1917)

She attended boarding school in Newcastle for one year. And after that, she worked as a private secratary for her uncle Olav. Olav and Gudrun's father owned the leather factory "Marcus & Ewald Omdahl" in Drammen, where she worked as office workers until she retired 1965.

Gudrun Onshuus married Alf Onshuus (1900–1948) in 1925, but became a widow in when he died in 1948.

She lived in Drammen most of her life. At the time she was 103 years old, she moved into the Fjellbo care home, where she lived the rest of her life.[1][2]

She died in Drammen, Norway on 9 june 2010 at the age of 110 years, 327 days.

References


Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Maria Padderud • Nils Monsen Slaire • Karen Thorsen • Mathias Hansen Saether • Vilhelmine Olsen • Marie Olsen • Gjertrud Aas • Madli Bjoerkenes • Synnoeve Gundersen • Ellen Hoddoe • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Hans Aasegg • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegaard • Klara Joergensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oektedalen • Ragndid Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn OverboMarie AndersenPetra HogetveitGudrun NymoenGunhild Lyse

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