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Selma Tuominen
Selma Tuominen
Tuominen (aged 109) in the fall of 2012
Birth: 19 July 1903
Askainen, Finland
Death: 13 March 2015
Turku, Finland
Age: 111 years, 237 days
Country: FinlandFIN
Unvalidated

Selma Johanna Tuominen (née Salminen; 19 July 1903 – 13 March 2015) was a Finnish supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Finland, as well as the entire Nordic region.

Biography

Selma Tuominen was born as Selma Johanna Salminen on a small farm in Askainen, Finland on 19 July 1903. She worked on the farm. In 1925, she married Vilho Tuominen (1902–1983) and they had one child: a daughter, Aila Ahtola (born in 1927). Her daughter was still alive at Selma's 109th birthday in 2012.

Selma retired with Estonian citizenship. She never smoked cigarettes and never drank alcohol. She moved into a nursing home at the age of 104, and lived there until her own death on 13 March 2015, at the age of 111 years, 237 days.

References


Finland's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Anna Runer • Unidentified • Unidentified • Anna Kreetta WettainenLeena JuhanantytarLovisa LindholmErik StrömMaja GrefMaria FlinkMaja Greta HedemanMaria Helena FrimanPietari HeijaAnna Gavrilova KomonenLovisa VehmaskangasUlla NummelinMaria PalinAnders Johan Forss • Unidentified • Eva EnströmIsak SmedbergHedvig SateriAnders LindholmMaria HolmbergMaria AhonenLeena LindqvistKajsa FellmanMaria TörnuddMaria KoskinenFredrika MännistöErkki HelminenHeikki KämäräinenAlexander von StahlOlivia RosvallKajsa ForsstromEva BlomqvistMaria PekuriInes AchrenOlga ToivonenElina PeuralaAleksandra LindroosElisabeth RantamakiLiisa StrellmanAmalia WalleniusIda SaarinenMaria ValimakiMaria KumlanderAmanda RiihelaMathilda HonkaFanny NystromIda Virenius • Klaara Tyyniaho • Amanda Moksi • Maria Rothovius • Daisy Göhle • Sigrid Viik • Hilda Hakkinen • Anna Hagman • Elsa Tilkanen • Aarne Arvonen • Viljo Kekola • Jussi Leskinen • Aino Yrttimaa • Selma Tuominen • Helvi Karki • Helfrid Eriksson • Saara AhonenHelvi HarmaAstrid Qvist

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