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Alice Coles
Alice Coles
Alice Coles in 1968.
Birth: 28 August 1865
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Death: 5 November 1978
Syracuse, New York, USA
Age: 113 years, 69 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Not to be confused with Alice Cole.

Alice Coles (née Flannagan; 28 August 1865? – 5 November 1978) was an American supercentenarian claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Alice Flannagan was born in Charlottesville, Virginia as the daughter of Maria Flannagan and an unnamed man. In the 1870s her mother remarried to a man with the last name Gilmore and took the family to Albemarle, Virginia.

Alice married Ledwell Coles and had six children with him, five of whom she survived. She was widowed around 1910 and moved to Syracuse, New York in 1940 to live with her daughter Hester (who lived to be 106 herself). Coles died in Syracuse, New York on 5 November 1978, aged 113 years, 69 days.