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Herlda Senhouse
Herlda Senhouse
Birth: 28 February 1911
West Virginia, USA
Age: 110 years, 330 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Herlda Senhouse (born 28 February 1911) is an American supercentenarian, whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Herlda Senhouse was born in West Virginia, USA on 28 February 1911. At age 16, Senhouse moved to Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, to an aunt's house. In 1931, she became the first in her family to graduate high school.

Later in her life, Senhouse founded what was Boston's Clique Club, a social club of dancers and musicians to help educate Black students. She helped countless Black students pay for everything from books to college tuition.

On her 110th birthday she could recall events from her childhood, including the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. When asked for her secret to long life, Senhouse said "do your best to resolve issues, but if you can't fix it, forget it, let it go – that's how you get through life. Limit the stress."

She currently lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts at the age of 110 years, 330 days. She currently is the second-oldest known living person in Massachusetts, behind Hazel Plummer.