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Lillian Norris
Lillian Norris
Lillian Norris with great-grandchildren Ari and Josh Norris.
Birth: 15 September 1907?
Death: 18 February 2019
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age: 111 years, 156 days?
Country: LithuaniaLTUUnited StatesUSA

Lillian Norris (15 September 1907? – 18 February 2019) was a Lithuanian-American claimed supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Norris was born on 15 September 1907 in Lithuania. She married Samuel Norris. They had two children: Donald and Paula. Norris worked during the Depression as a sales person at Fair Department Store in Chicago, and she also worked as an accountant. Lillian continued to work there after many employees were fired, and she learned to become a lifelong saver.

Lillian and her husband were married for more than 60 years before he died at the age of 85. Norris also had six grandchildren (one deceased) and 15 great-grandchildren. Her oldest great-granddaughter was 26 in 2017. Norris celebrated her 110th birthday in September 2017. Her sister was 105 years old at that time.

She became the oldest living Lithuanian-American person on 1 March 2018, following the death of 112-year-old Mary Jorden.[citation needed]

Norris died in Chicago, Illinois on 18 February 2019 at the claimed age of 111 years, 156 days.