Flora Reed was a validated American supercentenarian who died in 1979 at the age of 110.

Flora Reed was born in Florence, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA, on 21 August 1869. At 16, Reed began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Dakota Territory, guiding 10 Norwegian children without a formal certificate. Later, she moved to California to attend teacher training. After teaching in Fullerton and Long Beach, she moved to a retirement community at age 88.

At 105, Reed stayed mentally sharp by reading and following current events, attributing her longevity to simply enjoying life.

On her 100th birthday. (Source: The Los Angeles Times)
On her 100th birthday.
(Source: The Los Angeles Times)

Reed passed away in Pasadena, California, USA, on 23 August 1979, at the age of 110 years, 2 days.

LongeviQuest congratulates Flora Reed’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

Dorothy Reed, age 110, is now a validated American supercentenarian. She is currently the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Washington. She was also proclaimed as Wenatchee’s oldest resident in April 2023.

Dorothy Reed was born in Fried, a small township near Jamestown, North Dakota, on 9 June 1913. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to 2 children.

Raised on a ranch, Reed mastered cow herding, milking, grain shocking, animal care, and gardening. During the Great Depression, she moved to Wenatchee, finding work in the fruit industry.

Reed on her 109th birthday

As a centenarian, she enjoys baking, gardening, quilting for charity, and cheering for the Mariners. She treasures a childhood broad jump prize and her long membership at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

At the age of 110, she attributed her longevity to her high sugar intake. She enjoys eating cookies, ice cream, and pecan pie.

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