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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Anna Stoehr, believed to be 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. The woman who leaves 5 children, 27 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, died Sunday. Anna Stoehr of Plainview, Minnesota, 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. 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. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had attempted to reach Anna Stoehr after his company sent an apology about the age restriction, according to her daughter-in-law Marlene Stoehr. "She was not available when he had his assistant call to get hold of her because of a medical appointment, and then Mark Zuckerberg was out of the country so it never happened," she said. "But it was an exciting time for everyone with all the attention." The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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