FREEPORT – Dorris Farrar, Maine’s oldest person, has died at 111.

Farrar was born in 1906, the same year of the great San Francisco earthquake and of President Theodore Roosevelt being awarded the Nobel Prize for helping end the Russo-Japanese war.

An official at the Hawthorne House in Freeport told The Associated Press she died Monday.

News Center Maine (WCSH-WLBZ) reports the Bar Harbor native remained sharp and had a good sense of humor.

In December, she told U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, that “you’re very handsome” and quickly pointed out her name was misspelled on a certificate accompanying a flag presented to her. King corrected the record with a Sharpie and marveled at her good attitude.

Farrar said that sass was her key to a long life. Her advice: “Take pride in it, and holler, and whistle.”

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