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Laura Oblitas
Laura Oblitas
Laura Oblitas in her centenarian years.
Birth: 24 August 1907
Lima, Peru
Death: 15 October 2017
New Jersey, USA
Age: 110 years, 52 days
Country: PeruPERUnited StatesUSA

Laura Oblitas (24 August 1907 – 15 October 2017) was a Peruvian-born American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Laura Oblitas was born in Lima, Peru, on 24 August 1907. Her husband, Miguel, a civil engineer, suffered a stroke in 1949 and was left too disabled to work, she had to support and raise their six children by herself. She had 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

In their hometown, she was voted "Mother of the Year" in 1966, Luis said proudly. All six of Oblitas' children graduated from college, married and have jobs. They brought her to United States in the early 1980s and have taken turns caring for her.

Laura Oblitas died in New Jersey, United States, on 15 October 2017, at the age of 110 years, 52 days.