Lure Ryan
Lure Ryan
Lure Ryan a month before her 110th birthday.
Birth: 27 June 1907
Edgefield, South Carolina, USA
Death: 4 February 2018
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Age: 110 years, 222 days
Country: USA FlagUSA

Lure Ryan (née Brunson) (27 June 1907 – 4 February 2018) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was one of the oldest known people in New Jersey, USA.


Lure Ryan was born Lure Brunson on 27 June 1907 in Edgefield, South Carolina, USA to parents Robert and Mattie Brunson. She was the fourth of 11 children born to the couple. She married Henry Ryan in the 1920s and had at least two children, named Emma (born c.1925) and John (born c.1928). At some point in her life, Lure moved to New Jersey and was widowed.

Ryan’s siblings also lived long lives. One of her sisters, Georgianna Blocker (1909-2015), lived to be 106. Two of her brothers, James and O’Neal Brunson, are in their 90s.

Ryan died in Newark, New Jersey, on 4 February 2018 at the age of 110 years, 222 days.