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1906 Great San Francisco Quake survivor dies

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One of the few remaining survivors of the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake has died.

The granddaughter of Winnie Hook says the 107-year-old died on Tuesday in her Santa Clara home.

Winnie's passing leaves two remaining survivors -- 107-year-old William Del Monte and Ruth Newman, who will be 112-years-old this September.

The public is invited to stop by John's Grill in San Francisco at lunchtime on Friday to remember Winnie.

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