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Hazel Campbell
Hazel Campbell
Birth: 7 December 1903
Quebec, Canada
Death: 7 November 2016
Sumter, Florida, USA
Age: 112 years, 336 days
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Hazel Mary Campbell (née Yertaw) (7 December 1903 – 7 November 2016[1]) was a Canadian-American supercentenarian who at the time of her death was the oldest known resident in Florida.[2]

Biography

Hazel Campbell was born Hazel Mary Yertaw in Quebec, Canada as the third child of Frederick and Sadie (née Heath) Yertaw. She had two older siblings, Nettie (born c.1895) and Harold (born c.1897). Her father, Frederick, died between 1903 and 1911.[3]

Hazel moved to the United States at the age of 18. She married Leo Fred Campbell on 18 July 1939.[4] The couple were living in Vermont in 1940. They had at least two children, Linda Sweet and Joanie Sutton. Hazel was widowed young, which caused her to bring her daughters up as a single mother. She had several jobs, including working in a school cafeteria. She never owned a car.

In her later life, she moved to The Villages, Sumter, Florida.[5]  Campbell smoked until age 95 and enjoyed a bourbon a day until age 96. When she was 100, she earned a gold medal in shuffleboard in The Villages Senior Games. She continued to play shuffleboard until age 107.[6]

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