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BIOGRAPHY

Farkas was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on 3 December 1894. At the age of 5, she was placed into the Jewish Orphan Home in Cleveland along with her sisters, Florence and Mabel, aged 3 and 6 respectively. There, she worked in the kitchen, dormitory, and laundry, where she swept, scrubbed, washed, and ironed. As she grew older, she became a stenographer.

At the age of 36, she married Sanford Farkas, who was a newly hired manager at the movie theater where she worked as a stenographer in the upstairs office. He was ten years younger than she was. Shortly after they met, he proposed. The couple had two sons, Richard and Dan.

Around 1997, she moved into Corvallis Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She attributed her longevity to avoiding smoking, drinking, and eating sweets.

Farkas passed away in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, on 1 February 2006, at the age of 111 years, 60 days.

RECOGNITION

Her age was verified by A.K. (anonymous), Jimmy Lindberg, and Stefan Maglov, and validated by LongeviQuest on 15 June 2024.

ATTRIBUTION

* “Celebrating a milestone” – Corvallis Gazette-Times, 4 December 1999

* Huffington Post, 3 May 2016

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