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Celebrating Alaska's centenarians

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published July 9, 2014

Alaska Dispatch News is looking for the state's centenarians.

Pictured here is 103-year-old Wilma Flora Ellington. Born Sept. 8, 1910, Ellington was photographed at her home in Soldotna on a beautiful, sunny Saturday. Ellington moved to Alaska in 1981 and has more than 150 direct descendants.

Alaska Dispatch News is collecting portraits and stories of Alaska's centenarians. If you know of any state residents 100 years or older who have a story to tell and agree to have their picture taken, contact Alaska Dispatch News photographer Loren Holmes by email at or by phone at 907-257-4373.

We're hoping to find individuals from around Alaska, so whether you live on the road system or in the Bush, we want to hear from you.

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