Oldest Man in U.S., an Oakland Native, Dies at 111

The oldest man in the United States, a Bay Area native, died Saturday at 111 years old at his Southern California home.

Clarence "Larry" Matthews was born in Oakland in 1906. A neighbor told KMIR in Palm Springs that Matthews, who had been living in Indian Wells, California, died peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side.

Matthews moved to Indian Wells in the 1970s and starting a successful construction business in Huntington Beach.

Matthews lived through both world wars and supported his family through the Great Depression.

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