Oregon has lost its oldest resident. Helen Johnson, age 111, was born July 20, 1896, in Berlin, Germany. Her family emigrated to the United States early in the 20th century and settled in Oregon.
She was, according to a California research group, the 24th oldest person in the world when she died Thursday at her home in Portland.
Here's an interesting fact, among many that come with living longer than a century. According to local news reports, Ms. Johnson "said she never smoked, but enjoyed an occasional whiskey and a vodka martini."
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