September 2, 2014
For Immediate Release
GrandsonRobert Ell, Raisa Ell, and Supervisor Antonovich
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — At the Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recognized Pasadena resident Raisa Ell, on her 104th birthday.
Born on July 25, 1910 in the Ukraine during the Russian Revolution, her family fled to China when she was 12 years old. In 1937, Raisa left China for the United States and made her home in Los Angeles County.
Recently, Raisa and her grandson Robert Ell helped to establish the Centenarians Project at the Pasadena Museum of History to document the lives of centenarians living in Pasadena.
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