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BIOGRAPHY

Torres Barra was born in Tomé, Biobío Region, Chile, on 20 July 1913 (claimed 11 January), as one of a set of twins to parents José Santos Torres Cabrera and Ernestina Barra Soto. Her twin, Rosa Ester, was born 30 minutes after her but died at a very young age.

Torres Barra worked at Bellavista Oveja Tomé Factory, dedicated to the textile industry, for more than 40 years. She never married but had two children: Sonia and Héctor, aged 83 and 76 respectively as of March 2024.

RECOGNITION

On 5 March 2024, following the passing of 113-year-old Eudocia Barría Barrientos, she became the oldest (known) living person in Chile.

Her age was verified by Dr. Mónica Almonacid and Fabrizio Villatoro, and validated by LongeviQuest on 26 March 2024.

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