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New Validation: Belle Rohr of the United States (1908-2019)

At the age of 105. (Source: Southern Illinoisan) At the age of 105. (Source: Southern Illinoisan)

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Belle Rohr of the United States at age 110. She was born in New York City, New York, United States on 17 August 1878. Rohr grew up in Detroit, where she studied to be a teacher. She was a wife and a mother to 7 children.

Even in her centenarian years, Rohr kept her mind sharp by reading, especially large-print books and newspapers. Confined to a wheelchair but not her spirit, she stayed informed, voted in every election except her last, and possessed immense knowledge. An adept seamstress and cook, she was a woman of both wit and wisdom.

At the age of 105. (Source: Southern Illinoisan)
At the age of 105.
(Source: Southern Illinoisan)

Rohr passed away in Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on 14 November 1988, at the age of 110 years, 89 days. She had been admitted to the hospital three weeks earlier due to pneumonia. She was survived by six children, 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Illinois.

LongeviQuest congratulates Belle Rohr’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Rohr’s Directory Profile here.

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