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Laurence Thompson
Laurence Thompson
Laurence Thompson in his later years.
Birth: 23 January 1887
Kohala, Hawaii, USA
Death: 24 October 1998
Rancho Bernardo, California, USA
Age: 111 years, 274 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Laurence Kimball Thompson (23 January 1887 – 24 October 1998) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. He was born in Hawaii, USA, and died in California, USA. If validated, he would be the oldest known person ever born in Hawaii.


Laurence Thompson was born on 23 January 1887 in Kohala, Hawaii (then Kingdom of Hawaii) to parents Lyman (1845-1915) and Grace (née Kimball; 1861-1899) Thompson.

Laurence married 3 times. His first wife was Eva Blum. She passed away shortly after they married. His 2nd wife was Florence Goss, who he married on 25 December 1931 in Laguna Beach, California, but later divorced. He had a son with her, Richard Edwin Thompson III. He married his 3rd wife, Georgia Stallings, sometime after 1940, but possibly in 1954 in Florida.

Laurence Thompson died on 24 October 1998 in Rancho Bernardo, California, aged 111 years, 274 days.