Eva Bearce in 1990.
|Birth:||14 March 1881|
Sweden, Oxford, Maine, USA
|Death:||12 October 1991|
Norway, Oxford, Maine, USA
|Age:||110 years, 212 days|
Eva Bearce (née Evans; 14 March 1881 – 12 October 1991) was an American woman notable for her long life. She was born in Sweden, Oxford County, Maine, as Eva Evans. She was the youngest of 12 children. At age 6, she started helping out with washing the dishes in the house. At age 12, she started cooking for the household when her father died.
She was married to Vivian Bearce. The couple had five children, including one who died as an infant. She became a widow in 1938. She then moved from Hebron to South Paris. She was a talented card player. On her 104th birthday, it was revealed that her eyesight had detoriated. On the occasion of her 108th birthday, she said that the secret to her longevity was being with people. She also had a positive outlook on life. Bearce enjoyed listening to music and dancing.
She died on 12 October 1991, at the age of 110 years, 212 days.