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This is a list of supercentenarians who were born and died in the state of California.

The oldest person ever who died in California is Christian Mortensen, who is recognized by the Gerontology Research Group as having lived to the age of 115 years, 252 days. The oldest woman ever who died in California is Gertrude Baines, who is recognized by the Gerontology Research Group as having lived to the age of 115 years, 158 days. The oldest person ever born in California is Maria Branyas Morera who lives in Spain, aged 114 years, 277 days.

Supercentenarians born in California

      Deceased (validated)       Living (validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age State / country
 of death
1 Maria Branyas Morera F 4 Mar 1907 Living 114 years, 277 days SpainESP
2 Ruth Newman F 23 Sept 1901 29 July 2015 113 years, 309 days California
3 Mary McKinney F 30 May 1873 2 Feb 1987 113 years, 248 days California
Edie Ceccarelli F 5 Feb 1908 Living 113 years, 304 days California
4 Hattie Stone F 17 Aug 1867 13 Jan 1980 112 years, 149 days California
5 Mary Phil Cota F 5 July 1870 22 July 1982 112 years, 17 days California
Ettie Crist F 14 Feb 1862 10 Jan 1974 111 years, 330 days California
6 Viola Koch F 24 May 1897 11 Nov 2008 111 years, 171 days California
7 Claire O’Rourke F 23 Jan 1885 26 June 1996 111 years, 155 days California
8 Lena McLachlan F 13 Jan 1886 14 May 1997 111 years, 121 days California
Clarence Matthews M 1 May 1906 22 July 2017 111 years, 82 days California
9 Chrissie Martenstein F 9 June 1897 18 Apr 2008 110 years, 314 days California
Mary Hooper F 11 Apr 1895 18 Feb 2006 110 years, 313 days California
Llewellyn Shelton M 1 Mar 1904 15 Dec 2014 110 years, 289 days California
Frieda Juden F 7 May 1890 21 Jan 2001 110 years, 259 days California
10 Lily Phillips F 14 Dec 1888 13 June 1999 110 years, 181 days California
Ann Beach-Burow F 23 Oct 1905 9 Apr 2016 110 years, 169 days California
11 Lucille Meyer F 30 Dec 1896 24 May 2007 110 years, 145 days California
12 Irene Coffin F 18 Nov 1888 28 Feb 1999 110 years, 102 days California
Bertha Mumma F 13 Aug 1891 17 Nov 2001 110 years, 96 days Washington
Lynn Balmer F 12 Sept 1907 9 Dec 2017 110 years, 88 days California
Elsie Alma Johnston F 11 Feb 1909 27 Apr 2019 110 years, 75 days California
13 Worther Hamilton F 9 Sept 1888 12 Nov 1998 110 years, 64 days Illinois
14 Katherine Sartori F 18 Dec 1881 26 Jan 1992 110 years, 39 days California
Ruth Perry F 8 Feb 1896 1 Mar 2006 110 years, 21 days California
Sarah Smith F 1 Jan 1870 10 Jan 1980 110 years, 9 days Washington

Supercentenarians who died in California

      Validated (deceased)       Living (validated)       Pending       Unvalidated

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age State / country
of birth
1 Christian Mortensen M 16 Aug 1882 25 Apr 1998 115 years, 252 days DenmarkDEN
2 Gertrude Baines F 6 Apr 1894 11 Sep 2009 115 years, 158 days Georgia
3 Adelina Domingues F 19 Feb 1888 21 Aug 2002 114 years, 183 days Cape VerdeCPV
4 Lucy Mirigian F 15 Aug 1906 12 Feb 2021 114 years, 181 days ArmeniaARM
5 Dominga Velasco F 12 May 1901 11 Oct 2015 114 years, 152 days MexicoMEX
6 Minnie Whicker F 24 Jul 1906 22 Oct 2020 114 years, 90 days Arkansas
7 Soledad Mexia F 13 Aug 1899 30 Aug 2013 114 years, 17 days MexicoMEX
8 Miriam Carpelan F 8 July 1882 22 June 1996 113 years, 350 days United Kingdom UK
9 Mila Mangold F 14 Nov 1907 Living 114 years, 22 days Nebraska
10 Clara Huhn F 28 Jan 1887 20 Dec 2000 113 years, 327 days Nebraska
11 Mary Christian F 12 June 1889 20 Apr 2003 113 years, 312 days Massachusetts
12 Ruth Newman F 23 Sept 1901 29 July 2015 113 years, 309 days California
13 Fannie Thomas F 14 Apr 1867 22 Jan 1981 113 years, 283 days Illinois
14 Opal Thompson F 13 Jan 1901 20 Oct 2014 113 years, 280 days Oklahoma
Edie Ceccarelli F 5 Feb 1908 Living 113 years, 304 days California
15 Mary McKinney F 30 May 1873 2 Feb 1987 113 years, 248 days California
16 Mary Kelly F 7 June 1851 30 Dec 1964 113 years, 206 days Iowa
17 Frances Johns F 3 Feb 1886 24 May 1999 113 years, 110 days Arkansas
18 Flossie Eckard F 25 July 1888 25 Aug 2001 113 years, 31 days Iowa
Pauline Angleman F 4 Oct 1908 14 Oct 2021 113 years, 10 days Oklahoma
19 Berna Dupertuis F 21 Sept 1888 6 June 2001 112 years, 258 days South Dakota
20 Marion Higgins F 26 June 1893 2 Mar 2006 112 years, 249 days New York
21 Katherine Jones F 30 Aug 1879 27 Apr 1992 112 years, 241 days Kansas
22 Margaret Russell F 31 Oct 1892 29 May 2005 112 years, 210 days Oklahoma
23 George Francis M 6 June 1896 27 Dec 2008 112 years, 204 days Louisiana
Ada Winget F 6 Aug 1906 26 Jan 2019 112 years, 173 days Oklahoma
24 Susie Waller F 26 May 1890 4 Nov 2002 112 years, 162 days Iowa
25 Hattie Stone F 17 Aug 1867 13 Jan 1980 112 years, 149 days California
Martha Rein F 17 Aug 1874 6 Jan 1987 112 years, 142 days GermanyGER
26 Elma Corning F 22 Feb 1892 12 July 2004 112 years, 141 days Iowa
27 Esther Ecklund F 28 Oct 1901 12 Mar 2014 112 years, 135 days SwedenSWE
28 George Johnson M 1 May 1894 30 Aug 2006 112 years, 121 days Pennsylvania
29 Opal Goode F 3 June 1907 17 Sept 2019 112 years, 106 days Oklahoma
30 Amy Harris F 6 Nov 1881 26 Jan 1994 112 years, 81 days Arkansas
Luisa Delicon F 8 Sept 1887 31 Oct 1999 112 years, 53 days MexicoMEX
Pearl Cornelsen F 25 Dec 1900 11 Feb 2013 112 years, 48 days Nebraska
31 Bertha Blair F 30 Dec 1875 9 Feb 1988 112 years, 41 days Iowa
32 Mary Phil Cota F 5 July 1870 22 July 1982 112 years, 17 days California
33 Rosabell Fenstermaker F 4 Nov 1893 14 Oct 2005 111 years, 344 days Nebraska
Ettie Crist F 14 Feb 1862 10 Jan 1974 111 years, 330 days California
34 James McCoubrey M 13 Sept 1901 5 July 2013 111 years, 295 days CanadaCAN
35 Corinne Floyd F 18 Mar 1869 31 Dec 1980 111 years, 288 days Texas
36 Emma Taylor F 15 Sept 1891 24 June 2003 111 years, 282 days Montana
37 Nellie Swayne F 13 Dec 1883 14 Sept 1995 111 years, 275 days Nebraska
Lucy Forist F 17 Nov 1906 25 July 2018 111 years, 250 days North Dakota
38 Avice Clarke F 17 May 1900 17 Jan 2012 111 years, 245 days United Kingdom UK
Henry Tseng M 12 July 1907 27 Feb 2019 111 years, 230 days JapanJPN
39 Ruby Clawson F 15 July 1901 11 Feb 2013 111 years, 211 days Arkansas
40 Noemi Anderson F 28 Sept 1897 20 Apr 2009 111 years, 204 days Oregon
41 Frederica Sagor Maas F 6 July 1900 5 Jan 2012 111 years, 183 days New York
Soo-Ying Yin F 2 Dec 1909 30 May 2021 111 years, 179 days ChinaCHN
42 Earl Brush M 17 July 1893 10 Jan 2005 111 years, 177 days Iowa
43 Viola Koch F 24 May 1897 11 Nov 2008 111 years, 171 days California
44 Claire O’Rourke F 23 Jan 1885 26 Jun 1996 111 years, 155 days California
45 Mollye Marcus F 18 Oct 1899 18 Feb 2011 111 years, 123 days BelarusBLR
46 Lena McLachlan F 13 Jan 1886 14 May 1997 111 years, 121 days California
47 Henry Hartmann M 14 July 1894 10 Nov 2005 111 years, 119 days Illinois
Mary Bagby F 20 July 1890 31 Oct 2001 111 years, 103 days Louisiana
Doris Sperber F 28 Jan 1908 9 May 2019 111 years, 101 days New York
Alline Robideaux F 5 Feb 1904 13 May 2015 111 years, 97 days Louisiana
Clarence Matthews M 1 May 1906 22 July 2017 111 years, 82 days California
Ruthie Tompson F 22 July 1910 10 Oct 2021 111 years, 80 days Maine
Mildred Layfield F 22 Nov 1908 30 Jan 2020 111 years, 69 days Arkansas
Irving Piken M 20 Dec 1908 27 Feb 2020 111 years, 69 days New York
Katie Logemann F 15 Dec 1907 19 Feb 2019 111 years, 66 days GermanyGER
48 Elizabeth Johnson F 21 Oct 1887 24 Dec 1998 111 years, 64 days Washington
Selma Gaetz F 12 May 1903 5 July 2014 111 years, 54 days CanadaCAN
49 Sue Jackley F 23 Mar 1871 17 Mar 1982 110 years, 359 days Ohio
50 Charles Shebanek M 9 Sept 1883 27 Aug 1994 110 years, 352 days Iowa
51 Gregory Pandazes M 15 Jan 1873 22 Dec 1983 110 years, 341 days GreeceGRE
Mabel Maloyan F 26 Dec 1881 15 Nov 1992 110 years, 325 days TurkeyTUR
52 Chrissie Martenstein F 9 June 1897 18 Apr 2008 110 years, 314 days California
Mary Hooper F 11 Apr 1895 18 Feb 2006 110 years, 313 days California
Lorraine Coops F 18 Jan 1904 19 Nov 2014 110 years, 305 days Nebraska
53 Helen Williams F 29 Oct 1884 28 Aug 1995 110 years, 303 days Michigan
Belle McCormick F 2 May 1906 1 Mar 2017 110 years, 303 days Montana
Llewellyn Shelton M 1 Mar 1904 15 Dec 2014 110 years, 289 days California
Natalia Lopez F 30 Nov 1906 14 Sep 2017 110 years, 288 days MexicoMEX
54 Grace Cottrell F 1 Apr 1878 10 Jan 1989 110 years, 284 days Pennsylvania
55 Walter Wilcox M 1 Nov 1872 11 Aug 1983 110 years, 283 days Pennsylvania
56 Bradshaw Sims F 15 May 1884 18 Feb 1995 110 years, 279 days Missouri
57 Mary Waskom F 15 Nov 1889 8 Aug 2000 110 years, 267 days Texas
Bonita Zigrang F 15 July 1904 31 Mar 2015 110 years, 259 days Illinois
Frieda Juden F 7 May 1890 21 Jan 2001 110 years, 259 days California
58 Gerald Gilman M 30 Apr 1893 1 Jan 2004 110 years, 246 days Ohio
59 Ella Hild F 25 Mar 1894 12 Nov 2004 110 years, 232 days Michigan
Alta Nelson F 24 July 1901 12 Mar 2012 110 years, 232 days Utah
Mabel Richardson F 27 July 1890 15 Mar 2001 110 years, 231 days United Kingdom UK
Lily Wilkinson F 8 Feb 1891 27 Sep 2001 110 years, 231 days United Kingdom UK
61 Anna Cone F 20 Sep 1885 3 May 1996 110 years, 226 days Kentucky
62 Bessie Waldern F 1 Oct 1887 8 May 1998 110 years, 219 days Washington
Lois Leyda F 19 July 1903 17 Feb 2014 110 years, 213 days CanadaCAN
63 Ida Keen F 1 Mar 1884 24 Sep 1994 110 years, 207 days Maine
64 Anthone Phipps F 7 Dec 1898 14 Jun 2009 110 years, 189 days Tennessee
65 Lily Phillips F 14 Dec 1888 13 Jun 1999 110 years, 181 days California
66 Alice Sanders F 12 May 1897 6 Nov 2007 110 years, 179 days PortugalPOR
67 Carrie Davis F 12 Jan 1887 9 July 1997 110 years, 178 days Missouri
68 Maud Jones F 6 Apr 1887 23 Sep 1997 110 years, 170 days Colorado
Ann Beach-Burow F 23 Oct 1905 9 Apr 2016 110 years, 169 days California
69 Jeanette Pluim F 8 Oct 1898 9 Mar 2009 110 years, 152 days Wisconsin
Cora Augustus F 25 Feb 1910 ≈26 July 2020 110 years, 152± days ?
70 Lucille Meyer F 30 Dec 1896 24 May 2007 110 years, 145 days California
Elsie Rich F 6 Aug 1901 29 Dec 2011 110 years, 145 days AustriaAUT
72 Mollie Beard F 4 May 1893 3 Sept 2003 110 years, 122 days Georgia
73 Irene Coffin F 18 Nov 1888 28 Feb 1999 110 years, 102 days California
74 Anna Gattuso F 24 July 1888 25 Oct 1998 110 years, 93 days Italy ITA
Lynn Balmer F 12 Sep 1907 9 Dec 2017 110 years, 88 days California
75 Maryetta Metcalf F 16 Aug 1882 11 Nov 1992 110 years, 87 days Nebraska
76 Sadie King F 31 Jan 1874 20 Apr 1984 110 years, 80 days Texas
Kiyono Shigetomi F 15 Apr 1907 4 July 2017 110 years, 80 days JapanJPN
77 Ruth Keene F 13 Sep 1891 1 Dec 2001 110 years, 79 days Iowa
Elsie Alma Johnston F 11 Feb 1909 27 Apr 2019 110 years, 75 days California
78 Mary Annand F 7 Sept 1886 28 Oct 1996 110 years, 51 days Illinois
79 Katherine Sartori F 18 Dec 1881 26 Jan 1992 110 years, 39 days California
80 Pearl Wolcott F 13 July 1875 16 Aug 1985 110 years, 34 days Ohio
Ruth Perry F 8 Feb 1896 1 Mar 2006 110 years, 21 days California
Winifred Lansdown F 14 Jan 1887 26 Jan 1997 110 years, 12 days United Kingdom UK
81 Zoe Hiehle F 19 Aug 1879 25 Aug 1989 110 years, 6 days United Kingdom UK
Alma Petersen F 5 Oct 1901 11 Oct 2011 110 years, 6 days Nebraska
Elizabeth Culbertson F 2 Apr 1905 3 Apr 2015 110 years, 1 day Kansas

Questionable cases

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age State / country
of birth
Modesto Lopez Bautista M 17 Jan 1909? Living 112 years, 323 days? MexicoMEX

Chronological list of the oldest living person in California since 1981

      Deceased (Validated)       Living (Validated)       Unvalidated

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Reported lifespan
? 22 Jan 1981
Fannie Thomas F ? –113 14 Apr 1867 – 22 Jan 1981
113 years, 283 days
22 Jan 1981 22 July 1982
Mary Phil Cota F 110–112 5 July 1870 – 22 July 1982
112 years, 17 days
22 July 1982 11 Aug 1983
Walter Wilcox M 109–110 1 Nov 1872 – 11 Aug 1983
110 years, 283 days
11 Aug 1983 22 Dec 1983
Gregory Pandazes M 110 15 Jan 1873 – 22 Dec 1983
110 years, 341 days
22 Dec 1983 2 Feb 1987
Mary McKinney F 110–113 30 May 1873 – 2 Feb 1987
113 years, 248 days
2 Feb 1987 9 Feb 1988
Bertha Blair F 111–112 30 Dec 1875 – 9 Feb 1988
112 years, 41 days
9 Feb 1988 10 Jan 1989
Grace Cottrell F 109–110 1 Apr 1878 – 10 Jan 1989
110 years, 284 days
10 Jan 1989 25 Aug 1989
Zoe Hiehle F 109–110 19 Aug 1879 – 25 Aug 1989
110 years, 6 days
25 Aug 1989 27 Apr 1992
Katherine Jones F 109–112 30 Aug 1879 – 27 Apr 1992
112 years, 241 days
27 Apr 1992 26 Jan 1994
Amy Harris F 110–112 6 Nov 1881 – 26 Jan 1994
112 years, 81 days
26 Jan 1994 22 June 1996
Miriam Carpelan F 112–113 8 July 1882 – 22 June 1996
113 years, 350 days
22 June 1996 25 Apr 1998
Christian Mortensen M 113–115 16 Aug 1882 – 25 Apr 1998
115 years, 252 days
25 Apr 1998 24 May 1999
Frances Johns F 112–113 3 Feb 1886 – 24 May 1999
113 years, 110 days
24 May 1999 20 Dec 2000
Clara Huhn F 112–113 28 Jan 1887 – 20 Dec 2000
113 years, 327 days
20 Dec 2000 21 Aug 2002
Adelina Domingues F 112–114 19 Feb 1888 – 21 Aug 2002
114 years, 183 days
21 Aug 2002 20 Apr 2003
Mary Christian F 112–113 12 June 1889 – 20 Apr 2003
113 years, 312 days
20 Apr 2003 24 June 2003
Emma Taylor F 111 15 Sept 1891 – 24 June 2003
111 years, 282 days
24 June 2003 12 July 2004
Elma Corning F 111–112 22 Feb 1892 – 12 July 2004
112 years, 141 days
12 July 2004 29 May 2005
Margaret Russell F 111–112 31 Oct 1892 – 29 May 2005
112 years, 210 days
29 May 2005 2 Mar 2006
Marion Higgins F 111–112 26 June 1893 – 2 Mar 2006
112 years, 249 days
2 Mar 2006 11 Sept 2009
Gertrude Baines F 111–115 6 Apr 1894 – 11 Sept 2009
115 years, 158 days
11 Sept 2009 30 Aug 2013
Soledad Mexia F 110–114 13 Aug 1899 – 30 Aug 2013
114 years, 17 days
30 Aug 2013 20 Oct 2014
Opal Thompson F 112–113 13 Jan 1901 – 20 Oct 2014
113 years, 280 days
20 Oct 2014 11 Oct 2015
Dominga Velasco F 113–114 12 May 1901 – 11 Oct 2015
114 years, 152 days
11 Oct 2015 9 Apr 2016
Ann Beach-Burow F 109–110 23 Oct 1905 – 9 Apr 2016
110 years, 169 days
9 Apr 2016 22 July 2017
Clarence Matthews M 109–111 1 May 1906 – 22 July 2017
111 years, 82 days
22 July 2017 22 Oct 2020
Minnie Whicker F 110–114 24 July 1906 – 22 Oct 2020
114 years, 90 days
22 Oct 2020 12 Feb 2021
Lucy Mirigian F 114 15 Aug 1906 – 12 Feb 2021
114 years, 181 days
12 Feb 2021 Present
0 years, 297 days
Mila Mangold F 113* born 14 Nov 1907
114 years, 35 days

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