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Olivia Patricia Thomas
Olivia Pat Thomas
Olivia Patricia Thomas in 2008.
Birth: 29 June 1895
Moline, Iowa, USA
Death: 16 November 2009
Buffalo, New York, USA
Age: 114 years, 140 days
Country: USA FlagUSA
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Olivia Patricia Thomas (née Trevillyan; 29 June 1895 - 16 November 2009) was a verified[1] American supercentenarian who was the second-oldest person in the United States, the oldest United States-born person, and the third-oldest person in the world at the time of her death. She was also the oldest-ever person born Iowa, until being surpassed by Neva Morris just a few weeks after her death.

Biography

Olivia was born on 29 June 1895, and grew up in Moline, Iowa. She married Frederick Thomas in 1923, and the couple moved to Snyder, near Buffalo, New York in 1946. Her husband died in 1982.[2] She was a dedicated gardener and was dubbed "the plant lady" by her neighbours.[3]

She moved in to a nursing home in 2004, where she enjoyed organised activities such as music and exercise. She was strong enough to move about on her own in a wheelchair.[4]

She died on 16 November 2009 at the age of 114 years, 140 days.

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