Oldest Facebook user dies aged 114


A woman believed to be the world’s oldest Facebook user has died at the age of 114, her family said.

CNN reports that Anna Stoehr of Plainview, Minnesota in United States (pictured), gained widespread attention in October when she said she’d had to lie about her age to sign up for the social network.

Facebook responded by celebrating her impressive longevity on her birthday.

“She turned 114 in October of this year and received a huge bouquet of 114 flowers from Facebook after they learned that she was not able to sign up without putting in a fake age of 90 or 95,” Harlan Stoehr, her 84-year-old eldest son, told CNN on Tuesday.

He told CNN that his mother — who leaves 5 children, 27 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren — died Sunday.
She was born in 1900, the year before the assassination of President William McKinley and the death of Queen Victoria. Her family had no telephone, car or electricity at the time.

Facebook isn’t set up to accommodate such venerable users. The network’s sign-up page only allows people to put dates of birth going back to 1905.

Source: CNN

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