Special Birthday for Erie County's Oldest Resident

October 2, 2010 Updated Oct 1, 2010 at 3:28 PM EDT

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October 2, 2010 Updated Oct 1, 2010 at 3:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Rose Axlerod celebrated her 106th birthday Thursday at the Weinberg Campus in Amherst.

According to Senior Services, Rose is the oldest known person in Erie County. And though 106 is definitely a special age, Rose may actually be even older.

When Rose came from Russia to the United States in 1904, documents from her birthplace had conflicting information, and she may actually be 110.

Rose is a retired history teacher from Buffalo Public School 82. Her wish for her birthday? Go to Las Vegas.