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Ruth Newman
Ruth Newman
Birth: 23 September 1901
California, USA
Death: 29 July 2015
Pebble Beach, California, USA
Age: 113 years, 309 days
Country: USA FlagUSA
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(Margaret) Ruth Newman (23 September 190129 July 2015) was a verified American supercentenarian who was, along with William Del Monte and Katherine Gomery, one of the last 3 survivors of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and aside from that, one of the 10 verified oldest living people in the world and was, at the time of her passing, believed to be the 2nd oldest living American-born person (behind Susannah Mushatt Jones).

Biography

She lived in Pebble Beach and attributed her long life to hard work she learned on her father's ranch, to keeping active (she played golf until she was 92) and to a glass of Scotch whisky she had every evening until she was 103. 

She died on 29 July 2015 at the age of 113 years, 309 days.

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