21 January 1910Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States


25 May 2020Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States



Alpha Anderson

Alpha Victoria Anderson (née Swanson) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest.

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Anderson was born in Minnesota, United States, on 21 January 1910 as the youngest of five children. Her family were devout Christians, and Anderson’s childhood was largely spent at church and partaking in activities at Bethany Covenant Church in Minneapolis.

A day before graduating from South High School in 1928, she started working at Butler Brothers Company in Minneapolis, where she was employed for the next twelve years. It’s at her work that she met her future husband, Herman Anderson. They dated for several years and were married on September 7, 1940. Her husband had previously graduated from North Park Theolgical Seminary. The couple had two sons. The couple was involved in the ministries of the various congregations they served together over the next thirty-five years. Her husband passed away after suffering a stroke in 1991.

Anderson passed away in Golden Valley, Minnesota, USA, on 25 May 2020, at the age of 110. She was survived by her two sons, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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Her age was validated by LongeviQuest on 12 July 2023.

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* “Obituary for Alpha V. Anderson” – Washburn-McReavy