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Dorris Farrar
Dorris Farrar
Doris Farrar celebrating her 110th birthday.
Birth: 6 June 1906
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Death: 7 May 2018
Freeport, Maine, USA
Age: 111 years, 335 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Dorris Farrar (née Wood; 6 June 1906 – 7 May 2018) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Farrar was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, in 1906, to George F. and Hattie M. Hadley Wood. At the age of eight, she moved with her family to Connecticut, where her father had found work.

In 1956, Farrar and two of her daughters had a lucky escape when they drove at the eye of a tornado in their car.

Farrar worked as a nurse until she retired at the age of 70. She divorced her husband in the 1940s, and had three daughters, two of whom are still living as of 2016. She returned to Maine in 2003, and only stopped driving when she was 100. She has eight great-great-grandchildren.

Farrar died in Freeport, Maine, on 7 May 2018 at the age of 111 years, 335 days.