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Clara Anderson
Clara Anderson
Clara Anderson in September 2014.
Birth: 2 July 1905
Winnigan, Missouri, USA
Death: 12 September 2016
Homer, Alaska, USA
Age: 111 years, 72 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Clara Anderson (née Tallman; 2 July 1905 – 12 September 2016) was a validated American supercentenarian who was the oldest known person in Alaska at the time of her death.


Clara Anderson was born as Clara Tallman in Winnigan, Missouri on 2 July 1905, as the daughter of Charles and Clara Belle Tallman. Her mother died when she was young and her father remarried.

Anderson moved to Oregon and married a man named Victor O'Herliney and had a daughter, Marylee in 1931. She later divorced her husband and married a man named Einar Anderson in Multnomah, Oregon on 9 August 1963. She later moved to Alaska.

Anderson died in Homer, Alaska, on 12 September 2016 at the age of 111 years, 72 days.