114-year-old woman who lied about age to join Facebook dies

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Anna Stoehr can tell you at 114, it's never too late to do something new. (YouTube)

Anna Stoehr can tell you at 114, it’s never too late to do something new. (YouTube)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn’t let her list her real age has died in Minnesota.

Anna Stoehr was Minnesota’s oldest resident. Her son, Harlan Stoehr, tells The Associated Press that his mother died Sunday in her sleep after several days in hospice care.

Anna Stoehr drew national attention after KARE-TV reported about her attempt to create a Facebook account. The site wouldn’t let her enter a birth year before 1905, so she listed her age as 99 — but wrote to the company to say, “I’m still here.”

In response, Facebook sent her 114 flowers on her birthday.

The Gerontology Research Group says she was the seventh oldest person verified to be living in the U.S. and the oldest in Minnesota.


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