Rose Cliver, thought to be the oldest 1906 Great Quake survivor, died on Saturday at the impressive age of 109. According to ABC 7, Cliver was believed to be one of three remaining survivors of the 1906 quake. "Bill DelMonte, a Marin County resident, attended last year's breakfast at the age of 105, while Ruth Newman, who was 109 in April, lives in Pebble Beach."
Cliver was 3 when the notorious quake struck on April 18, 1906. She and her family lived in Bernal Heights at the time of the disaster. "We watched San Francisco burn," she said in a 2009 interview. "They wouldn't let us live in our house afterward. We had to live in the backyard in a tent."
According to The Chronicle, "Lee Houskeeper, an organizer of the city's annual earthquake commemorations, said she will be honored at noon today at John's Grill at 63 Ellis Street." Funeral services have yet to be announced.