Alice Sanders
Birth: 12 May 1897
Azores, Portugal
Death: 7 November 2007
Merced, California, USA
Age: 110 years, 179 days
Country: POR FlagPORUSA FlagUSA

Alice Matos Sanders (12 May 1897 – 7 November 2007) was a Portuguese-American supercentenarian and one of the last survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. She is also the oldest person ever born in the Azores archipelago.


Alice Catarina Matos was born in the Azores archipelago. Her family emigrated to Half Moon Bay, California in 1903, when Alice was 6 years old. The April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake, a few weeks prior to Alice's ninth birthday, was a traumatic experience to her family, since they believed the end of the World had come. In 1912, the Matos family moved to Gustine, where Alice met Clarence Leonard Sanders, which became her husband in the Christmas Day of 1913. Alice died on 7 November 2007 in Merced, California at age 110 years, 179 days.[1] [2]


  1. "New Bedford, Mass". Portuguese Times. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  2. Jasonmerced, Scott (2007-11-09). "One of oldest Portuguese women, 110, dies - Local". Retrieved 2010-09-11.