Ruth Clark
Ruth Clark
Birth: 1 August 1899
Harvard, Illinois, USA
Death: 6 December 2010
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Age: 111 years, 127 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Ruth R. Clark (née Bauder; 1 August 1899 – 6 December 2010) was an American supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Ruth Clark was born Ruth Bauder in Harvard, Illinois, United States on 1 August 1899 to parents Chas A. and Sadie C. Bauder. At an early age, she became a member of the Methodist Church and served in the Sunday School and choir for many years.

She married Ralph L. Clark on 6 September 1920. They had three children: H. Kenneth, Gordon and Dorothy. Gordon died on 1 June 1952 after an accident. In 1960, Ruth moved to Sarasota, Florida and joined the Trinity United Methodist Church. She became a widow in 1990 when Ralph passed away after 70 years of marriage.

Ruth Clark died in Sarasota, Florida, United States on 6 December 2010 at the age of 111 years, 127 days.



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