Karin Larsson

SWEDEN supercentenarian data

  • Full name: Karin Larsson
  • Lifespan: 17.05.1904 – 24.05.2014
  • Age: 110 years7 days
  • Birthplace: Fellingsbro, Örebro, Sweden
  • Last residence: Lindesberg, Örebro, Sweden
  • Application date: 11.07.2014
  • Validation date: 07.07.2017
  • Validation source: Marten Andersson/Waclaw Jan Kroczek

Biography

Larsson was born as Karin Ejvor Johansson in Fellingsbro, Örebro, Sweden on 17 May 1904 to August Johansson and Anna Josefina Persson. She grew up on a farm called Tomasboda, located in Grönbo, which her family had lived in from 1912 to 1920. They then moved to a dwelling named Sundbobruk, near Örebro.

Larsson worked at the university hospital in Uppsala, where she lived for a few years. She returned home to Sundbobruk to care for her father when he was taken ill. In July 1944, aged 40, she married Erik Larsson, and their only daughter, Kerstin, was born in September that year. They settled in Grönbo.

After Larsson was widowed in 1965, she again moved back into Sundbobruk, living there until her 90th birthday in 1994, when she moved into a nursing home in Lindesberg, Örebro. It was around this time that she became completely blind.

Following the death of Ellen Vestling on 5 February 2014, Larsson became Sweden’s oldest resident. She celebrated her 110th birthday on 17 May 2014 and died seven days later, on 24 May 2014 at the age of 110 years, 7 days. Her successor as the oldest living person in Sweden was then-109-year-old Gulli Bergendahl.

Recognition

An article was published about Larsson ten days after her death on the website Nerikes Allehanda. No other articles about her are known to exist.

Longevity titles

  • Doyenne of Sweden (05.02.2014 – 24.05.2014)

Validation

Karin Larsson’s age was verified by Marten Andersson, GRG Correspondent for Sweden, together with Waclaw Jan Kroczek, GRG Correspondent for Nordic Countries and validated by the GRG on July 7th, 2017.

Karin Larsson; undated

Photo courtesy of NA.SE. (Sweden media)

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