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Angelica Wilhelm
Angelica Wilhelm
Angelica Wilhelm (right) on her 110th birthday.
Birth: 14 May 1906
New Jersey, USA
Death: 31 July 2016
Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, USA
Age: 110 years, 78 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Angelica "Susan" Wilhelm (née Harris) (14 May 1906 – 31 July 2016) was an American supercentenarian who was the oldest known person in the state of Alabama at the time of her death.


Angelica Wilhelm was born as Angelica Susan Genevieve Mary Harris, the oldest child of Canadian-born Norman Ley Harris and Danish-born Angelica Elizabeth Carol Harris, in New Jersey, USA, on 14 May 1906. She met her future husband Francis Augustus "Frank" Wilhelm through her sister Helen's boyfriend. Frank and Angelica married in 1933 in Bronx, New York.[1] [2] The couple had no children. After 39 years of marriage, Frank Wilhelm sadly passed away on 2 December 1972 of cancer at the age of 65.[3] [4] In 1989, Angelica Wilhelm's mother passed away at the age of 104.[5]

During her retirement years, Angelica visited many places including Tokyo, Egypt, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Greece and the South Pacific. Afterwards, she started working with The Weaver's Guild, and also with the Alter Guild at St. Thomas Episcopal.

Angelica Wilhelm passed away in Redstone Village Retirement Community in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, on 31 July 2016, aged 110 years, 78 days.