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Julia Dennis
Julia Dennis
Julia Dennis at the age of 108
Birth: 10 September 1909
Hancock, Michigan, USA
Death: 20 February 2022
Hancock, Michigan, USA
Age: 112 years, 163 days
Country: United StatesUSA
Unvalidated

Julia M. Dennis (née Carlson; 10 September 1909 – 20 February 2022) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.

Biography

Dennis was born in Hancock, Michigan, USA, on 10 September 1909 to Frederick and Anna (née Erickson) Carlson. She had two older sisters, Jennie and Emma, and one younger sister, Agnes. Her parents were charter members of the Swedish Lutheran Church (Salem Lutheran Church) which was one of the congregations that formed Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in 1970. She married Paul Dennis in 1930 and they had a son, Lowell, who was born in 1938 and died in 1972.

Dennis worked as an accountant until she was 70, but kept a few clients up until she turned 90. She cleared snow until the age of 100. At the age of 105, she moved out of her home into a long-term care facility in Michigan, USA. For her 108th birthday in 2017, the Keweenaw Brewing Company created a special beer called "Julia 108", and Dennis was involved in the project.

In her later life, Dennis lived in a nursing home in Hancock, Michigan. She died on 20 February 2022 at the age of 112 years, 163 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest known person living in Michigan, behind Irene Dunham.

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