LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ara Prahm of the United States at age 110. She was born in Rosamond, Illinois, United States on 4 January 1868. In 1893, the family moved to Vandalia. As a child, her father purchased the Vandalia Union, a weekly newspaper that he continued to publish for many years. Prahm’s brothers later owned the company, until they sold their interests in 1945.
In 1907, Prahm got married to her husband. They moved to St. Louis, where her husband worked for the Big Four Railroad. At some point, she returned to Vandalia and became the community’s first telephone operator.
Prahm continued to attend the First Methodist Church until her late 90s. On her 100th birthday, her younger brother, Ira, was still alive and approaching his 93rd birthday. He passed away in June of that same year. At the time, Prahm was still reading a lot, sewing, and watching television. However, at the age of 101, she fell unconscious while running upstairs and broke her ankle. After this, she decided to move into a nursing home.
Prahm passed away in Vandalia, Illinois, USA, on 10 May 1978, at the age of 110 years, 126 days.
On 13 April 1978, following the death of 110-year-old Nellie Renne, she became the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Illinois. Following Prahm’s death, Gertrude Stunkel became the oldest known living person in the state.
LongeviQuest congratulates Ara Prahm’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Prahm’s Directory Profile here.