Survivor of 1906 SF quake dies at age 107


Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:07 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:07 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeanette Scola Trapani, one of the oldest survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, has died at age 107.

Dolores Legge says her mother had been suffering from pneumonia and passed away at her home in El Dorado Hills on Monday.

She says Mrs. Trapani had clear memories of the disaster, including the terrible smell of the smoke from the burning city, even though she was only four years old at the time.

Mrs. Trapani was born on San Francisco's Telegraph Hill on April 21, 1902 and she was raised in the city.

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