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Selma Gaetz
Selma Gaetz
Birth: 12 May 1903
Alberta, Canada
Death: 5 July 2014
Lake Forest, California, USA
Age: 111 years, 54 days
Country: CanadaCANUnited StatesUSA

Selma Gaetz (12 May 1903 – 5 July 2014) was a Canadian-American supercentenarian whose age is currently pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Selma Gaetz was born in Alberta, Canada on 12 May 1903, the sixth child of Samuel and Katherine Gaetz. She had seven siblings. At 22 years, she moved to Calgary, Alberta, where she got her first job working for Templeton Cleaners. She never married nor had any children. She drove until her license expired when she turned 98.

Selma Gaetz died in Lake Forest, California, USA on 5 July 2014 at the age of 111 years, 54 days.