List of supercentenarians from the United States


List of supercentenarians from the United States

This is a list of supercentenarians from the United States. According to the GRG, there have been over 500 verified American supercentenarians (people from the United States who have attained the age of 110 or greater.)[citation needed] As of November 20, GRG lists 23 verified living supercentenarians.[1] GRG lists people as living supercentenarians if their age has been "validated" and they have been confirmed to be alive within the past year.[1] In addition, 6 American cases are considered "pending" and 35 "unverified."[citation needed] The oldest living verified supercentenarian from the United States is Besse Cooper, age &10000000000000115000000115 years, &1000000000000008600000086 days.[1] The oldest person ever from the United States was Sarah Knauss, who died on December 30, 1999, at age 119 years 97 days.[2][3][4][5]

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Living American supercentenarians

Below is a list of the oldest living people from the United States. Those entries color-coded as "verified" have been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Those color-coded as "pending" are backed by at least one document reviewed by GRG supporting the reported age, but not the three necessary for validation by that institution.[citation needed] Those color-coded as "unverified" are not (yet) backed by any documentation supporting the reported age, to the standards of GRG.[citation needed] All but two "verified," "pending," and "unverified" supercentenarians listed below are women.

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Race Reported birth date Reported age November 20 Place of birth Place of residence
1 Besse Cooper[1] F W August 26, 1896 &10000000000000115000000115 years, &1000000000000008600000086 days Tennessee Georgia
2 Dina Manfredini[1] F W April 4, 1897 &10000000000000114000000114 years, &10000000000000230000000230 days Italy Iowa
3 Delma Kollar[1] F W October 31, 1897 &10000000000000114000000114 years, &1000000000000002000000020 days Kansas Oregon
4 Leila Denmark, M.D.[1] F W February 1, 1898 &10000000000000113000000113 years, &10000000000000292000000292 days Georgia Georgia
5 Mamie Rearden[1] F B September 7, 1898 &10000000000000113000000113 years, &1000000000000007400000074 days South Carolina South Carolina
6 Hagar Young[1] F B October 11, 1898 &10000000000000113000000113 years, &1000000000000004000000040 days Alabama Alabama
Maggie James[citation needed] F B March 10, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000255000000255 days Virginia Virginia
7 Elsie Thompson[1] F W April 5, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000229000000229 days Pennsylvania Florida
Louisiana Hines[citation needed] F B April 13, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000221000000221 days Alabama Michigan
Jeralean Talley[citation needed] F B May 23, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000181000000181 days Georgia Michigan
8 Beryl Kapaun[1] F W June 4, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000169000000169 days South Dakota South Dakota
9 Susannah Jones[1] F B July 6, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000137000000137 days Alabama New York
10 Ruth Anderson[1] F W July 24, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000119000000119 days Minnesota Minnesota
Bernice Madigan[1] F W July 24, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000119000000119 days Massachusetts Massachusetts
12 Soledad Mexia[1] F H August 13, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000009900000099 days Mexico California
13 Evelyn Kozak[1] F W August 14, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000009800000098 days New York Pennsylvania
Naomi Conner[citation needed] F W August 30, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000008200000082 days Texas Texas
14 Meta Ilten[1] F W September 7, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000007400000074 days Iowa Iowa
Ivory Ross-Lambert[6][7] F B September 16, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000006500000065 days Arkansas Arkansas
Emelie Weil[citation needed] F W November 20, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &100000000000000000000000 days Kentucky Indiana
Eddye Williams[8][9] F B January 4, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000320000000320 days District of Columbia District of Columbia
Lera Williams[citation needed] F W February 9, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000284000000284 days Kentucky Kentucky
Charlotte Flowers[citation needed] F B February 20, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000273000000273 days Florida Florida
15 Anna Henderson[1] F B March 5, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000260000000260 days Georgia Pennsylvania
Mersene Zohos[citation needed] F W March 16, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000249000000249 days Greece[a] Idaho
Louvenia Posey[citation needed] F B April 5, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000229000000229 days Texas Texas
16 Amelia England[1] F W May 15, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000189000000189 days United Kingdom Massachusetts
17 Avice Clarke[1] F W May 17, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000187000000187 days United Kingdom California
18 Antonia Gerena Rivera[1] F H May 19, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000185000000185 days Puerto Rico Florida
19 Frederica Sagor Maas[1] F W July 6, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000137000000137 days New York California
Mary Phelps[citation needed] F W August 5, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000107000000107 days Pennsylvania Ohio
Mary Belle McCaleb[citation needed] F W September 6, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000007500000075 days Texas Oklahoma
Blanch Cobb[citation needed] F B September 8, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000007300000073 days Georgia Florida
Willie Lassiter[citation needed] F B September 30, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000005100000051 days North Carolina Pennsylvania
Lula Gilbert[citation needed] F B October 10, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000004100000041 days Georgia Georgia
Hager Mary Tartt[10] F B October 14, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000003700000037 days Mississippi Florida
20 Anna Stoehr[1] F W October 15, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000003600000036 days Iowa Minnesota
Mary Will[11] F W October 15, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000003600000036 days North Carolina North Carolina
Goldie Steinberg[citation needed] F W October 30, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000002100000021 days Moldova[b] New York
Min Quarenberg[citation needed] F W December 10, 1900 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000345000000345 days Iowa South Dakota
Helen Netherton[citation needed] F W December 19, 1900 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000336000000336 days Missouri Missouri
Ora Holland[citation needed] F W December 24, 1900 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000331000000331 days Missouri Oklahoma
Opal Thompson[citation needed] F W January 13, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000311000000311 days Oklahoma Alabama
Marietta Capizzi[citation needed] F W January 29, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000295000000295 days Italy New York
21 Mable Ragan[1] F W February 1, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000292000000292 days Nebraska Nebraska
Mary Tankursley[citation needed] F W February 21, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000272000000272 days Texas Texas
Leola Washington[citation needed] F B March 2, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000263000000263 days Arkansas Missouri
Melva Radcliffe[12] F W March 3, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000262000000262 days New Jersey New Jersey
Clara Sutton[citation needed] F W March 14, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000251000000251 days North Carolina North Carolina
22 Shelby Harris[1] M B March 31, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000234000000234 days Indiana Illinois
Edna Bowaan[13] F W June 3, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000170000000170 days ? North Carolina
23 Elizabeth Gauthier[1] F W June 5, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000168000000168 days Massachusetts Massachusetts
Rosetta Morris[citation needed] F B June 13, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000160000000160 days Jamaica Connecticut
Francile Reeves[citation needed] F B July 1, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000142000000142 days Oklahoma Missouri
Hallie Mae Barnes[citation needed] F B July 10, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000133000000133 days Kentucky Kentucky
Ruby Clawson[citation needed] F W July 15, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000128000000128 days Arkansas California
Alta Nelson[citation needed] F W July 24, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000119000000119 days Utah California
Catherine Dion[citation needed] F W July 26, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000117000000117 days Canada New Hampshire
Elsie Rich[citation needed] F W August 6, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000106000000106 days Austria[c] California
Viola Knack[citation needed] F W August 18, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &1000000000000009400000094 days ? Wisconsin
Beulah Christie[citation needed] F W August 25, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &1000000000000008700000087 days Michigan Florida
Andy Rasch[14] M W October 5, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &1000000000000004600000046 days Arizona Arizona
Trudie Martin[citation needed] F W October 19, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &1000000000000003200000032 days North Carolina North Carolina
Emma Otis F W October 22, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &1000000000000002900000029 days Washington Washington
Inamae Robey F B November 5, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &1000000000000001500000015 days Virginia Virginia

a^ Zohos was born in the Kingdom of Greece.[citation needed] It is now Greece.
b^ Steinberg was born in Kishinev,[citation needed] which was then part of the Russian Empire. It is now in Moldova.
c^ Rich was born in Vienna,[citation needed] which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now in Austria.

American emigrant supercentenarians

Rank Name Sex Race Birth date Reported age as of November 20 State of birth Country of residence
Cora Hansen[citation needed] F W March 25, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000240000000240 days Minnesota Canada

American supercentenarians age 112+

There have been 192 verified supercentenarians from the United States that have reached the age of 112 or more. Those entries listed as "verified" have been validated by GRG. Those indicated as 'pending' are backed by at least one document reviewed by GRG supporting the reported age, but not, the three necessary for validation by that institution. Those shown as 'disputed' are not backed by documentation supporting the reported age to the standards of GRG. **In the case of Moses Hardy, he has been validated by GRG to at least the age of 112 years, 335 days. As of November 20, of the 33, verified living supercentenarians who have reached the age of 112+ in the world, 14 are residing in the United States.

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending       Disputed

Rank Name Sex Race Reported birth date Reported death date Reported age Place of birth Place of death
1 Sarah Knauss[15] F W September 24, 1880 December 30, 1999 119 years, 97 days Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
2 Lucy Hannah[15] F B July 16, 1875 March 21, 1993 117 years, 248 days Alabama Michigan
3 Elizabeth Bolden[15] F B August 15, 1890 December 11, 2006 116 years, 118 days Tennessee Tennessee
4 Carrie C. White[15] F W November 18, 1874 February 14, 1991 116 years, 88 days[16] Florida Florida
5 Maggie Barnes[15] F B March 6, 1882 January 19, 1998 115 years, 319 days North Carolina North Carolina
6 Christian Mortensen[15] M W August 16, 1882 April 25, 1998 115 years, 252 days Denmark California
7 Edna Parker[17] F W April 20, 1893 November 26, 2008 115 years, 220 days Indiana Indiana
8 Margaret Skeete[15] F W October 27, 1878 May 7, 1994 115 years, 192 days Texas Virginia
9 Gertrude Baines[18] F B April 6, 1894 September 11, 2009 115 years, 158 days Georgia California
10 Bettie Wilson[15] F B September 13, 1890 February 13, 2006 115 years, 153 days Mississippi Mississippi
11 Susie Gibson[15] F W October 31, 1890 February 16, 2006 115 years, 108 days Mississippi Alabama
12 Besse Cooper[1] F W August 26, 1896 Living &10000000000000115000000115 years, &1000000000000008600000086 days Tennessee Living in Georgia
13 Maude Farris-Luse[15] F W January 21, 1887 March 18, 2002 115 years, 56 days Michigan Michigan
14 Mary Bidwell[15] F W May 19, 1881 April 25, 1996 114 years, 342 days Connecticut Connecticut
15 Mary Josephine Ray[19] F W May 17, 1895 March 7, 2010 114 years, 294 days Canada New Hampshire
16 Neva Morris[19] F W August 3, 1895 April 6, 2010 114 years, 246 days Iowa Iowa
17 Dina Manfredini[1] F W April 4, 1897 Living &10000000000000114000000114 years, &10000000000000230000000230 days Italy Living in Iowa
18 Mathew Beard[15] M B July 9, 1870 February 16, 1985 114 years, 222 days[20] Virginia Florida
19 Carrie Lazenby[15] F B February 9, 1882 September 14, 1996 114 years, 218 days Georgia Illinois
20 Myrtle Dorsey[15] F W November 22, 1885 June 25, 2000 114 years, 216 days Ohio Ohio
21 Walter Breuning[1] M W September 21, 1896 April 14, 2011 114 years, 205 days Minnesota Montana
22 Eunice Sanborn[1] F W July 20, 1896 January 31, 2011 114 years, 195 days Louisiana Texas
23 Grace Clawson[15] F W November 15, 1887 May 28, 2002 114 years, 194 days United Kingdom New York
24 Adelina Domingues[15] F W February 19, 1888 August 21, 2002 114 years, 183 days Cape Verde California
Wilhelmina Kott[15] F W March 7, 1880 September 6, 1994 114 years, 183 days Illinois Illinois
26 Charlotte Benkner[15] F W November 26, 1889 May 14, 2004 114 years, 180 days Germany Ohio
Martha Graham[21] F B December 17, 1844 June 25, 1959[22] 114 years, ca. 180 days[22] Virginia Virginia
28 Ettie Mae Greene[15] F W September 8, 1877 February 26, 1992 114 years, 171 days West Virginia West Virginia
29 Irene Frank[15] F W October 1, 1881 February 28, 1996 114 years, 150 days Texas Missouri
30 Olivia Patricia Thomas[18] F W June 29, 1895 November 16, 2009 114 years, 140 days Iowa New York
31 Emma Verona Johnston[15] F W August 6, 1890 December 1, 2004 114 years, 117 days Iowa Ohio
32 Bettie Chatmon[15] F B April 30, 1884 August 16, 1998 114 years, 108 days Louisiana Texas
33 Odie Matthews[15] F W December 28, 1878 April 14, 1993 114 years, 107 days Texas Arizona
34 Florence Knapp[15] F W October 10, 1873 January 11, 1988 114 years, 93 days Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Elena Slough[15] F W July 4, 1889 October 5, 2003 114 years, 93 days Pennsylvania New Jersey
36 Mary Anna Boone[15] F W February 10, 1887 May 13, 2001 114 years, 92 days Kentucky Kentucky
37 Maggie Renfro[19] F B November 14, 1895 January 22, 2010 114 years, 69 days Louisiana Louisiana
38 Emma Tillman[15] F B November 22, 1892 January 28, 2007 114 years, 67 days North Carolina Connecticut
39 Delma Kollar[1] F W October 31, 1897 Living &10000000000000114000000114 years, &1000000000000002000000020 days Kansas Living in Oregon
40 Grace Thaxton[15] F W June 18, 1891 July 6, 2005 114 years, 18 days New York Kentucky
41 Minnie Ward[15] F B November 19, 1885 December 2, 1999 114 years, 13 days Tennessee Massachusetts
42 Arbella Ewing[17] F B March 13, 1894 March 22, 2008 114 years, 9 days Texas Texas
43 Catherine Hagel[17] F W November 28, 1894 December 6, 2008 114 years, 8 days Minnesota Minnesota
44 Fred Hale[15] M W December 1, 1890 November 19, 2004 113 years, 354 days Maine New York
45 Miriam Carpelan[23] F W July 8, 1882 June 22, 1996 113 years, 350 days United Kingdom California
46 Bertha Fry[24] F W December 1, 1893 November 14, 2007 113 years, 348 days Indiana Indiana
47 Mae Harrington[15] F W January 20, 1889 December 29, 2002 113 years, 343 days New York New York
48 Daisey Bailey[19] F B March 30, 1896 March 7, 2010 113 years, 342 days Tennessee Michigan
49 Agatha Mitchell[15] F B March 26, 1887 February 25, 2001 113 years, 336 days Virginia Virginia
50 Moses Hardy[15] M B January 6, 1893[25] December 7, 2006 113 years, 335 days[26][27] Mississippi Mississippi
51 Clara Huhn[15] F W January 28, 1887 December 20, 2000 113 years, 327 days Nebraska California
52 Corinne Dixon Taylor[15] F B April 2, 1893 February 14, 2007 113 years, 318 days District of Columbia District of Columbia
53 Mary Christian[15] F W June 12, 1889 April 20, 2003 113 years, 312 days Massachusetts California
54 Leila Denmark[1] F W February 1, 1898 Living &10000000000000113000000113 years, &10000000000000292000000292 days Georgia Living in Georgia
55 Mississippi Winn[1] F B March 31, 1897 January 14, 2011 113 years, 289 days Louisiana Louisiana
Ida Williams [11] F B June 10, 1891 March 25, 2005 113 years, 288 days Louisiana Louisiana
56 Fannie Thomas[15] F W April 14, 1867 January 22, 1981 113 years, 283 days Illinois California
57 Johnson Parks[15] M B October 15, 1884 July 17, 1998 113 years, 275 days Georgia Florida
58 Mary Parr[15] F W January 29, 1889 October 29, 2002 113 years, 273 days Indiana Florida
59 Beatrice Farve[18] F B April 30, 1895 January 19, 2009 113 years, 264 days Georgia Georgia
60 Amalia Barone[15] F W October 6, 1884 June 26, 1998 113 years, 263 days Italy Connecticut
61 Zora Wriggle[15] F W February 24, 1880 November 7, 1993 113 years, 256 days Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Rosa Allen[23] F B May 17, 1887 January 26, 2001 113 years, 254 days Georgia Georgia
62 John Ingram McMorran[15] M W June 19, 1889 February 24, 2003 113 years, 250 days Michigan Florida
63 Mary McKinney[15] F W May 30, 1873 February 2, 1987 113 years, 248 days California California
64 Ella Schuler[1] F W September 5, 1897 May 7, 2011 113 years, 244 days Nebraska Kansas
65 Gladys Swetland[15] F W April 18, 1892 December 14, 2005 113 years, 240 days Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
66 Mary Randall[15] F B April 1, 1887 November 12, 2000 113 years, 225 days Arkansas Texas
67 Delina Filkins[15] F W May 4, 1815 December 4, 1928 113 years, 214 days New York New York
68 Mary Kelly[21] F W June 7, 1851 December 30, 1964 113 years, 206 days Michigan California
69 Nelle Hunt[15] F W July 28, 1887 February 8, 2001 113 years, 195 days Missouri Missouri
Helen Stetter[24] F W November 18, 1893 June 1, 2007 113 years, 195 days Nebraska Nebraska
71 Carrie Hardrick[15] F B November 6, 1887 May 14, 2001 113 years, 189 days Texas Texas
John Joe Begay[15] M A/I March 15, 1888 September 20, 2001 113 years, 189 days Utah Utah
72 Mamie Eva Keith[15] F W March 22, 1873 September 20, 1986 113 years, 182 days Illinois Illinois
73 Emma Wilson[15] F W May 12, 1870 October 13, 1983 113 years, 154 days Missouri Missouri
74 Jane Markle[15] F W October 10, 1883 March 12, 1997 113 years, 153 days Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Frances Street[11] F B March 28, 1897 August 24, 2010 113 years, 149 days South Carolina North Carolina
75 Frederick Frazier[15] M W January 27, 1880 June 14, 1993 113 years, 138 days Alabama Alabama
76 Gertrude Croker[15] F W July 12, 1881 November 26, 1994 113 years, 137 days Iowa Vermont
77 Cleo Craig[15] F W February 12, 1890 June 28, 2003 113 years, 136 days Illinois Illinois
78 Frances Johns[15] F B February 3, 1886 May 24, 1999 113 years, 110 days Arkansas California
79 Aurelia Marotta[15] F W June 27, 1890 October 4, 2003 113 years, 99 days Massachusetts Massachusetts
80 Adelheid Kirschbaum[15] F W September 29, 1883 December 21, 1996 113 years, 83 days Germany New York
81 Nellie Spencer[15] F W August 24, 1869 November 13, 1982 113 years, 81 days New Hampshire New Jersey
82 Mary Crombie[15] F W July 6, 1890 September 22, 2003 113 years, 78 days Illinois Illinois
83 Mamie Rearden[1] F B September 7, 1898 Living &10000000000000113000000113 years, &1000000000000007400000074 days South Carolina Living in South Carolina
84 Delvina Dahlheimer[23] F W December 31, 1888 March 13, 2002 113 years, 72 days Minnesota Minnesota
85 Leila Backman Shull[24] F W October 16, 1894 December 22, 2007 113 years, 67 days South Carolina South Carolina
86 Betsy Baker[15] F W August 20, 1842 October 24, 1955 113 years, 65 days United Kingdom Nebraska
87 Cora Humphrey[15] F B September 4, 1879 November 1, 1992 113 years, 58 days Illinois New York
88 Hazel Luther[15] F W December 11, 1889 January 31, 2003 113 years, 51 days Massachusetts Florida
89 Ollie Bay[15] F W November 11, 1872 31? December 1985 113 years, ca. 50 days Illinois Illinois
90 Walter Richardson[15] M W November 7, 1885 December 25, 1998 113 years, 48 days Illinois Illinois
91 Hagar Young[1] F B October 11, 1898 Living &10000000000000113000000113 years, &1000000000000004000000040 days Alabama Living in Alabama
92 Flossie Eckard[15] F W July 25, 1888 August 25, 2001 113 years, 31 days Iowa California
93 Ito Konno Kinase[15] F O December 31, 1889 January 24, 2003 113 years, 24 days Japan Hawaii
94 Daisy Sanders[15] F B November 28, 1881 December 10, 1994 113 years, 12 days Mississippi Florida
95 Birdie May Vogt[15] F W August 3, 1876 July 23, 1989 112 years, 354 days Ohio Florida
96 Olive Alleshouse[23] F W June 7, 1882 May 13, 1995 112 years, 340 days Texas Illinois
Elsie Johnson Maney[24] F W March 28, 1894 March 3, 2007 112 years, 340 days North Carolina North Carolina
98 Ruby Drakeford[15] F W January 25, 1892 December 29, 2004 112 years, 339 days North Carolina North Carolina
99 Maggie Murdock[15] F B August 19, 1887 July 22, 2000 112 years, 338 days North Carolina North Carolina
100 Ella Gantt[15] F W November 30, 1888 October 28, 2001 112 years, 332 days Georgia Georgia
Elizabeth Stefan[17] F W May 13, 1895 April 9, 2008 112 years, 332 days Hungary[a] Connecticut
102 Grace Jones[15] F W June 4, 1893 April 24, 2006 112 years, 324 days Virginia Virginia
Ruby Kimball[23] F W March 23, 1892 February 9, 2005 112 years, 323 days Georgia New York
103 C. Letitia Lawson[18] F W April 10, 1896 February 22, 2009 112 years, 318 days Iowa Iowa
Florence Barnes[23] F B May 11, 1894 March 5, 2007 112 years, 298 days Tennessee Tennessee
104 Lillie Snyder[15] F W May 9, 1888 February 27, 2001 112 years, 294 days Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
105 Irma Schmidt[1] F W October 7, 1898 July 25, 2011 112 years, 291 days Indiana Connecticut
106 Sadie B. Meyer[15] F W November 7, 1879 August 7, 1992 112 years, 274 days New Hampshire New Hampshire
107 Yettie Wilson[15] F B August 28, 1892 May 27, 2005 112 years, 272 days South Carolina New York
108 Florence Homan[15] F W November 18, 1893 August 13, 2006 112 years, 268 days Ohio Ohio
109 Berna Dupertuis[15] F W September 21, 1888 June 6, 2001 112 years, 258 days South Dakota California
Maggie James[11] F B March 10, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000255000000255 days Virginia Virginia
110 Flossie Page[15] F W June 12, 1893 February 22, 2006 112 years, 255 days Kansas Kansas
111 Marion Higgins[15] F W June 26, 1893 March 2, 2006 112 years, 249 days New York California
112 Katherine Jones[15] F B August 30, 1879 April 27, 1992 112 years, 241 days Kansas California
113 Jennie Houck[15] F W August 30, 1888 April 24, 2001 112 years, 237 days Texas Oklahoma
114 Bertha Flathers[15] F W March 30, 1885 November 21, 1997 112 years, 236 days Minnesota Minnesota
115 Luisa Sanchez[15] F H/B/I February 14, 1884 October 5, 1996 112 years, 234 days New York New York
116 Orpha Nusbaum[15] F W August 13, 1875 March 30, 1998 112 years, 230 days Indiana Indiana
117 Elsie Thompson[1] F W April 5, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000229000000229 days Pennsylvania Living in Florida
118 Mary Margaret Smith[15] F W October 7, 1893 May 23, 2006 112 years, 228 days Pennsylvania Ohio
Louisiana Hines[11] F B April 13, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000221000000221 days Alabama Michigan
119 Lydia Newton[15] F W March 23, 1893 October 30, 2005 112 years, 221 days Illinois Arizona
120 Anne Christopher[24] F W March 4, 1895 October 10, 2007 112 years, 220 days South Carolina Georgia
121 Anna Balsiger[15] F W February 11, 1889 September 14, 2001 112 years, 215 days Wisconsin Wisconsin
122 Edna Taylor[15] F B July 12, 1890 February 10, 2003 112 years, 213 days New York New York
123 Margaret Russell[15] F W October 31, 1892 May 29, 2005 112 years, 210 days Oklahoma California
Inez Parker Jeffus[15] F W March 20, 1894 October 16, 2006 112 years, 210 days Texas Texas
125 Florence Poe[19] F W August 24, 1897 March 21, 2010 112 years, 209 days Missouri Missouri
126 Victoria Evinger[15] F W February 1, 1883 August 26, 1995 112 years, 206 days Indiana Indiana
127 Mary Stout[15] F W June 4, 1883 December 25, 1995 112 years, 204 days Kansas Illinois
Susana Lynn[15] F B December 9, 1888 July 1, 2001 112 years, 204 days Texas Kansas
George Francis[17] M B June 6, 1896 December 27, 2008 112 years, 204 days Louisiana California
130 Elizabeth Fisher[15] F W January 15, 1884 August 3, 1996 112 years, 201 days Minnesota Washington
Louisa Delfino[15] F W December 10, 1886 June 29, 1999 112 years, 201 days Italy Ohio
132 Mary Arp[15] F W July 4, 1885 January 18, 1998 112 years, 198 days Iowa South Dakota
133 Sammie Howe[15] F W March 7, 1887 September 12, 1999 112 years, 189 days Alabama Florida
134 Ruth Bruce[1] F B October 8, 1898 April 8, 2011 112 years, 182 days South Carolina North Carolina
135 Delcia Sockwell[15] F B March 7, 1888 September 4, 2000 112 years, 181 days Arkansas Arkansas
Ruth Stamps[11] F B May 22, 1896 November 8, 2008 112 years, 170 days North Carolina Ohio
136 Beryl Kapaun[1] F W June 4, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000169000000169 days South Dakota Living in South Dakota
Louise Stern[28] F W April 18, 1894 October 4, 2006 112 years, 169 days New York New York
Melinda Harris[11] F B May 4, 1898 October 20, 2010 112 years, 169 days North Carolina North Carolina
137 Martha Williams[15] F B September 12, 1889 February 24, 2002 112 years, 165 days Arkansas Arkansas
138 John Painter[15] M W September 20, 1888 March 1, 2001 112 years, 162 days Tennessee Tennessee
Susie Waller[15] F W May 26, 1890 November 4, 2002 112 years, 162 days Iowa California
140 Nellie Cross[15] F W October 28, 1889 April 3, 2002 112 years, 157 days Iowa Iowa
141 Nellie Richards[15] F W August 14, 1885 January 13, 1998 112 years, 152 days New York New Hampshire
Martele Murphy[15] F W January 5, 1886 June 6, 1998 112 years, 152 days Maine Massachusetts
Jessie Champion[15] M B August 15, 1887 January 12, 2000 112 years, 150 days Georgia Georgia
143 Maude Ross[15] F W January 13, 1880 June 9, 1992 112 years, 148 days Ohio Missouri
144 Elzona Moxey[15] F W November 30, 1875 April 25, 1988 112 years, 147 days Kentucky Oklahoma
145 Berta Rosenberg[18] F W September 5, 1896 January 28, 2009 112 years, 145 days Germany New York
146 Elma Corning[15] F W February 22, 1892 July 12, 2004 112 years, 141 days Iowa California
147 Mary Bittlebrun[15] F W March 19, 1864 August 6, 1976 112 years, 140 days Illinois Arkansas
148 Susannah Jones[1] F B July 6, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000137000000137 days Alabama Living in New York
149 Alphaeus Philemon Cole[15] M W July 12, 1876 November 25, 1988 112 years, 136 days New Jersey New York
150 Fannie Adler Greenberg[24] F W May 24, 1895 October 5, 2007 112 years, 134 days Canada New York
151 Emma Yager[15] F W November 12, 1889 March 16, 2002 112 years, 124 days New York New York
152 Mary Penamon[15] F B October 18, 1881 February 18, 1994 112 years, 123 days Mississippi Tennessee
153 George Johnson[15] M B/W May 1, 1894 August 30, 2006 112 years, 121 days Pennsylvania California
154 Onie Ponder[19] F W September 3, 1898 December 31, 2010 112 years, 119 days Florida Florida
Ruth Anderson[1] F W July 24, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000119000000119 days Minnesota Living in Minnesota
Bernice Madigan[1] F W July 24, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000119000000119 days Massachusetts Living in Massachusetts
157 Jessie Mae Kettering[15] F W January 17, 1888 May 11, 2000 112 years, 115 days Iowa Iowa
158 Ada Killian[15] F ? August 1, 1873 November 17, 1985 112 years, 108 days Indiana Missouri
159 Velma Curvey[19] F W September 15, 1898 December 24, 2010 112 years, 100 days Illinois Illinois
160 Soledad Mexia[1] F H August 13, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000009900000099 days Mexico Living in California
161 Anna Brown[15] F B September 29, 1884 January 5, 1997 112 years, 98 days Alabama Florida
Evelyn Kozak[1] F W August 14, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000009800000098 days New York Living in Pennsylvania
163 Rosaria Caleca[24] F W February 5, 1895 May 6, 2007 112 years, 90 days Italy New York
Beatrice Cooper[18] F W February 3, 1897 May 4, 2009 112 years, 90 days Michigan Michigan
165 Brigida Dearroyo[15] F H October 7, 1888 December 31, 2000 112 years, 85 days Puerto Rico New Jersey
166 Amy Harris[15] F W November 6, 1881 January 26, 1994 112 years, 81 days Arkansas California
Grace Styck[15] F W December 15, 1893 March 6, 2006 112 years, 81 days Illinois Illinois
168 Melvina Richardson[15] F B January 11, 1889 March 31, 2001 112 years, 79 days Indiana Indiana
169 Meta Ilten[1] F W September 7, 1899 Living &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000007400000074 days Iowa Living in Iowa
Roberta Brittain[11] F B May 31, 1896 August 10, 2008 112 years, 71 days Alabama Illinois
170 Agnes Ferron[15] F W November 13, 1893 January 18, 2006 112 years, 66 days Kansas Nebraska
171 Nyleptha Roberts[19] F W March 12, 1898 May 5, 2010 112 years, 54 days Tennessee Tennessee
172 Emma Carroll[24] F W May 18, 1895 July 10, 2007 112 years, 53 days Iowa Iowa
173 Minerva Bedford[15] F B September 13, 1886 November 4, 1998 112 years, 52 days Kentucky Kentucky
174 Kathryn Gemme[15] F W November 9, 1894 December 29, 2006 112 years, 50 days Massachusetts Massachusetts
175 Mamie Lou McGoogan[15] F W January 12, 1892 March 1, 2004 112 years, 49 days Louisiana Arkansas
Martha Wiley[29] F W August 28, 1894 October 16, 2006 112 years, 49 days Georgia Texas
177 J. Reeta Jones[19] F W October 17, 1898 December 1, 2010 112 years, 45 days Tennessee North Carolina
178 Jessie Penn[15] F W May 18, 1889 June 30, 2001 112 years, 43 days Alabama Alabama
Geneva McNicholl[15] F W December 10, 1889 January 2, 2002 112 years, 43 days Oregon Oregon
180 Bertha Blair[15] F W December 30, 1875 February 9, 1988 112 years, 41 days Iowa California
181 Nettie Huber[15] F W January 22, 1880 March 1, 1992 112 years, 39 days Ohio Ohio
182 Claire Dunning[15] F W August 20, 1878 September 27, 1990 112 years, 38 days New York Florida
183 Mary Gentry[18] F W September 4, 1897 October 6, 2009 112 years, 32 days Alabama Alabama
184 Ethel Robison[15] F W June 2, 1894 July 3, 2006 112 years, 31 days Missouri Missouri
185 Emma Castilla Bowen[15] F W March 2, 1889 March 29, 2001 112 years, 27 days Illinois Illinois
Marcella Humphrey[15] F W October 25, 1892 November 21, 2004 112 years, 27 days Wisconsin Michigan
187 Lydia Carvalho[15] F W January 21, 1892 February 15, 2004 112 years, 25 days Rhode Island Connecticut
188 Anna Lou Shively[15] F W May 14, 1880 June 7, 1992 112 years, 24 days Indiana Pennsylvania
189 Mary Phil Cota[15] F W July 5, 1870 July 22, 1982 112 years, 17 days California California
190 Lake Dickson[18] F W January 19, 1897 January 30, 2009 112 years, 11 days North Carolina North Carolina
191 Emma Vanderkarr[15] F W November 29, 1869 December 5, 1981 112 years, 6 days New York Virginia
192 James Wiggins[15] M B October 15, 1879 October 16, 1991 112 years, 1 day Arkansas Arkansas

a^ Stefan was born in Siebenbürgen, which was then part of Hungary. It is now in Romania.

Oldest living American by state

This is a list of the oldest living people in America by state. Those entries color-coded as "verified" have been validated by GRG. Those color-coded as 'pending' are backed by at least one document reviewed by GRG supporting the reported age, but not the three necessary for validation by that institution. Those color-coded as 'unverified' are not (yet) backed by documentation supporting the reported age to the standards of GRG.

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

State Name Sex Race Reported birth date Reported age
Alabama Hagar Young[1] F B October 11, 1898 &10000000000000113000000113 years, &1000000000000004000000040 days
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas Ivory Ross-Lambert[6][7] F B September 16, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000006500000065 days
California Soledad Mexia[1] F H August 13, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000009900000099 days
Colorado
Connecticut Rosetta Morris[30] F B June 13, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000160000000160 days
Delaware
District of Columbia Eddye Williams[31][32] F B January 4, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000320000000320 days
Florida Elsie Thompson[1] F W April 5, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000229000000229 days
Georgia Besse Cooper[1] F W August 26, 1896 &10000000000000115000000115 years, &1000000000000008600000086 days
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois Shelby Harris[1] M B March 31, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000234000000234 days
Indiana Emelie Weil[11] F W November 20, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &100000000000000000000000 days
Iowa Dina Manfredini[1] F W April 4, 1897 &10000000000000114000000114 years, &10000000000000230000000230 days
Kansas
Kentucky Lera Williams[11] F W February 9, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &10000000000000284000000284 days
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts Bernice Madigan[1] F W July 24, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000119000000119 days
Michigan Louisiana Hines[11] F B April 13, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000221000000221 days
Minnesota Ruth Anderson[1] F W July 24, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000119000000119 days
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska Mable Ragan[1] F W February 1, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000292000000292 days
Nevada
New Hampshire Catherine Dion[33][34] F W July 26, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000117000000117 days
New Jersey Melva Radcliffe[12] F W March 3, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000262000000262 days
New Mexico
New York Susannah Jones[1] F B July 6, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000137000000137 days
North Carolina Mary Will[11] F W October 15, 1900 &10000000000000111000000111 years, &1000000000000003600000036 days
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon Delma Kollar[1] F W October 31, 1897 &10000000000000114000000114 years, &1000000000000002000000020 days
Pennsylvania Evelyn Kozak[1] F W August 14, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &1000000000000009900000099 days
Rhode Island
South Carolina Mamie Rearden[1] F B September 7, 1898 &10000000000000113000000113 years, &1000000000000007400000074 days
South Dakota Beryl Kapaun[1] F W June 4, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000169000000169 days
Tennessee
Texas Mary Tankursley[11] F B February 21, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &10000000000000272000000272 days
Utah Edna Decker[35][36] F W December 29, 1902 &10000000000000108000000108 years, &10000000000000326000000326 days
Vermont
Virginia Maggie James[11] F B March 10, 1899 &10000000000000112000000112 years, &10000000000000255000000255 days
Washington Emma Otis[37] F W October 22, 1901 &10000000000000110000000110 years, &1000000000000002900000029 days
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Oldest American by state

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each U.S. state. The United States has the world's largest validated supercentenarian population.[citation needed] The records largely reflect population distribution and systems of recordkeeping 110 or more years ago, when several states didn't yet exist.[citation needed] States farther west thus have fewer verified recordholders.[citation needed]

Those entries color-coded as "verified" have been validated by GRG. Those color-coded as 'pending' are backed by at least one document reviewed by GRG supporting the reported age, but not the three necessary for validation by that institution. Those color-coded as 'unverified' are not (yet) backed by documentation supporting the reported age to the standards of GRG.

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending       Disputed

State Name Sex Race Reported birth date Reported death date Reported age
Alabama Lucy Hannah F B July 16, 1875 March 21, 1993 117 years, 248 days
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas Mary Randall F B April 1, 1887 November 12, 2000 113 years, 225 days
California Mary McKinney F W May 30, 1873 February 2, 1987 113 years, 248 days
Colorado Frankie Jones F W November 16, 1892 January 31, 2004 111 years, 76 days
Connecticut Mary Bidwell F W May 19, 1881 April 25, 1996 114 years, 342 days
Delaware Wally Baker F W January 9, 1898 April 8, 2009 111 years, 89 days
District of Columbia Corinne Dixon Taylor F B April 2, 1893 February 14, 2007 113 years, 318 days
Florida Carrie C. White F W November 18, 1874 February 14, 1991 116 years, 88 days
Onie Ponder F W September 3, 1898 December 31, 2010 112 years, 119 days
Georgia Gertrude Baines F B April 6, 1894 September 11, 2009 115 years, 158 days
Hawaii
Idaho Elsie Golcher F W November 29, 1891 March 2, 2003 111 years, 93 days
Illinois Wilhelmina Kott F W March 7, 1880 September 6, 1994 114 years, 183 days
Indiana Edna Parker F W April 20, 1893 November 26, 2008 115 years, 220 days
Iowa Neva Morris F W August 3, 1895 April 6, 2010 114 years, 246 days
Kansas Delma Kollar F W October 31, 1897 Living &10000000000000114000000114 years, &1000000000000002000000020 days
Kentucky Mary Anna Boone F W February 10, 1887 May 13, 2001 114 years, 92 days
Louisiana Eunice Sanborn F W July 20, 1896 January 31, 2011 114 years, 195 days
Maine Fred Hale M W December 1, 1890 November 19, 2004 113 years, 354 days
Maryland Pearl Bradford F W March 22, 1892 November 20, 2003 111 years, 243 days
Massachusetts Mary Christian F W June 12, 1889 April 20, 2003 113 years, 312 days
Michigan Maude Farris-Luse F W January 21, 1887 March 18, 2002 115 years, 56 days
Minnesota Walter Breuning M W September 21, 1896 April 14, 2011 114 years, 205 days
Mississippi Bettie Wilson F B September 13, 1890 February 13, 2006 115 years, 153 days
Missouri Nelle Hunt F W July 28, 1887 February 8, 2001 113 years, 195 days
Montana Emma Taylor F W September 1, 1891 June 24, 2003 111 years, 282 days
Nebraska Clara Huhn F W January 28, 1887 December 20, 2000 113 years, 327 days
Nevada
New Hampshire Nellie Spencer F W August 24, 1869 November 13, 1982 113 years, 81 days
New Jersey Alphaeus Philemon Cole M W July 12, 1876 November 25, 1988 112 years, 136 days
New Mexico Anne Olsen F W June 23, 1891 December 16, 2001 110 years, 176 days
New York Grace Thaxton F W June 18, 1891 July 6, 2005 114 years, 18 days
North Carolina Maggie Barnes F B March 6, 1882 January 19, 1998 115 years, 319 days
North Dakota Mary Schumacher F W August 29, 1898 October 29, 2009 111 years, 61 days
Ohio Myrtle Dorsey F W November 22, 1885 June 25, 2000 114 years, 216 days
Oklahoma Margaret Russell F W October 31, 1892 May 29, 2005 112 years, 210 days
Oregon Geneva McNicholl F W December 10, 1889 January 22, 2002 112 years, 43 days
Pennsylvania Sarah Knauss F W September 24, 1880 December 30, 1999 119 years, 97 days
Rhode Island Lydia Carvalho F W January 21, 1892 February 15, 2004 112 years, 25 days
South Carolina Mamie Rearden F W September 7, 1898 Living &10000000000000113000000113 years, &1000000000000007400000074 days
Frances Street[11] F B March 28, 1897 August 24, 2010 113 years, 149 days
South Dakota Berna Dupertuis F W September 21, 1888 June 6, 2001 112 years, 258 days
Tennessee Elizabeth Bolden F B August 15, 1890 December 11, 2006 116 years, 118 days
Texas Margaret Skeete F W October 27, 1878 May 7, 1994 115 years, 192 days
Utah John Joe Begay M A/I March 15, 1888 September 20, 2001 113 years, 189 days
Vermont Jessica Swift F W September 17, 1871 January 2, 1982 110 years, 107 days
Virginia Mathew Beard M B July 9, 1870 February 16, 1985 114 years, 222 days
Martha Graham F B December 1844 June 25, 1959 114 years, ca. 180 days
Washington Bessie Waldern F W October 1, 1887 May 8, 1998 110 years, 219 days
West Virginia Ettie Mae Greene F W September 8, 1877 February 26, 1992 114 years, 171 days
Wisconsin Anna Balsiger F W February 11, 1889 September 14, 2001 112 years, 215 days
Wyoming

Territories

Territory Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
Puerto Rico Emiliano Mercado del Toro M August 21, 1891 January 24, 2007 115 years, 156 days

Chronological list of the oldest living person in the United States since 1973

Those entries color-coded as "verified" have been validated by GRG. Those color-coded as 'pending' are backed by at least one document reviewed by GRG supporting the reported age, but not the three necessary for validation by that institution. Those color-coded as 'unverified' are not (yet) backed by documentation supporting the reported age to the standards of GRG.

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Disputed

From To Name Sex Race Reported age(s) when oldest Reported lifespan State of death
? May 18, 1974 Clarida Roy F W 110 October 19, 1863 – May 18, 1974
110 years, 211 days
Maine
May 18, 1974 August 5, 1976
(&100000000000000020000002 years, &1000000000000008000000080 days)
Mary Bittlebrun F W 110 – 112 March 19, 1864 – August 6, 1976
112 years, 140 days
Arkansas
August 6, 1976 December 2, 1977
(&100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000118000000118 days)
Sophia DeMuth F W 110 – 111 June 30, 1866 – December 2, 1977
111 years, 155 days
Nebraska
December 2, 1977 January 22, 1981
(&100000000000000030000003 years, &1000000000000005100000051 days)
Fannie Thomas F W 110 – 113 April 14, 1867 – January 22, 1981
113 years, 283 days
California
January 22, 1981 November 13, 1982
(&100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000295000000295 days)
Nellie Spencer F W 111 – 113 August 24, 1869 – November 13, 1982
113 years, 81 days
New Jersey
November 13, 1982 October 13, 1983
(334 days)
Emma Wilson F W 112 – 113 May 12, 1870 – October 13, 1983
113 years, 154 days
Missouri
October 13, 1983 February 16, 1985
(&100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000126000000126 days)
Mathew Beard M B 113 – 114 July 9, 1870 – February 16, 1985
114 years, 222 days[20]
Florida
February 16, 1985 December 31, 1985
(c. 318 days)
Ollie Bay F W 112 – 113 November 11, 1872 – 31? December 1985
113 years, ca. 50 days
Illinois
December 31, 1985 September 20, 1986
(263 days)
Mamie Eva Keith F W 112 – 113 March 22, 1873 – September 20, 1986
113 years, 182 days
Illinois
September 20, 1986 February 2, 1987
(135 days)
Mary McKinney F W 113 May 30, 1873 – February 2, 1987
113 years, 248 days
California
February 2, 1987 January 11, 1988
(343 days)
Florence Knapp F W 113 – 114 October 10, 1873 – January 11, 1988
114 years, 93 days
Pennsylvania
January 11, 1988 February 14, 1991
(&100000000000000030000003 years, &1000000000000003400000034 days)
Carrie C. White F W 113 – 116 November 18, 1874 – February 14, 1991
116 years, 88 days[16]
Florida
February 14, 1991 March 21, 1993
(&100000000000000020000002 years, &1000000000000003500000035 days)
Lucy Hannah F B 115 – 117 July 16, 1875 – March 21, 1993
117 years, 248 days
Michigan
March 21, 1993 May 7, 1994
(&100000000000000010000001 year, &1000000000000004700000047 days)
Margaret Skeete F W 114 – 115 October 27, 1878 – May 7, 1994
115 years, 192 days
Virginia
May 7, 1994 September 6, 1994
(122 days)
Wilhelmina Kott F W 114 March 7, 1880 – September 6, 1994
114 years, 183 days
Illinois
September 6, 1994 December 30, 1999
(&100000000000000050000005 years, &10000000000000115000000115 days)
Sarah Knauss F W 113 – 119 September 24, 1880 – December 30, 1999
119 years, 97 days
Pennsylvania
December 30, 1999 June 25, 2000
(178 days)
Myrtle Dorsey F W 114 November 22, 1885 – June 25, 2000
114 years, 216 days
Ohio
June 25, 2000 March 18, 2002
(&100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000266000000266 days)
Maude Farris-Luse F W 113 – 115 January 21, 1887 – March 18, 2002
115 years, 56 days
Michigan
March 18, 2002 May 28, 2002
(71 days)
Grace Clawson F W 114 November 15, 1887 – May 28, 2002
114 years, 194 days
Florida
May 28, 2002 August 21, 2002
(85 days)
Adelina Domingues F W 114 February 19, 1888 – August 21, 2002
114 years, 183 days
California
August 21, 2002 December 29, 2002
(130 days)
Mae Harrington F W 113 January 20, 1889 – December 29, 2002
113 years, 343 days
New York
December 29, 2002 April 20, 2003
(112 days)
Mary Christian F W 113 June 12, 1889 – April 20, 2003
113 years, 312 days
California
April 20, 2003 October 5, 2003
(168 days)
Elena Slough F W 113 – 114 July 4, 1889 – October 5, 2003
114 years, 93 days
New Jersey
October 5, 2003 May 14, 2004
(222 days)
Charlotte Benkner F W 113 – 114 November 16, 1889 – May 14, 2004
114 years, 180 days
Ohio
May 14, 2004 December 1, 2004
(201 days)
Emma Verona Johnston F W 113 – 114 August 6, 1890 – December 1, 2004
114 years, 117 days
Ohio
December 1, 2004 December 11, 2006
(&100000000000000020000002 years, &1000000000000001000000010 days)
Elizabeth Bolden F B 114 – 116 August 15, 1890 – December 11, 2006
116 years, 118 days
Tennessee
December 11, 2006 January 28, 2007
(48 days)
Emma Tillman F B 114 November 22, 1892 – January 28, 2007
114 years, 67 days
Connecticut
January 28, 2007 February 14, 2007
(17 days)
Corinne Dixon Taylor F B 113 April 2, 1893 – February 14, 2007
113 years, 318 days
District of Columbia
February 14, 2007 November 26, 2008
(&100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000286000000286 days)
Edna Parker F W 113 – 115 April 20, 1893 – November 26, 2008
115 years, 220 days
Indiana
November 26, 2008 September 11, 2009
(289 days)
Gertrude Baines F B 114 – 115 April 6, 1894 – September 11, 2009
115 years, 158 days
California
September 11, 2009 March 7, 2010
(177 days)
Mary Josephine Ray F W 114 May 17, 1895 – March 7, 2010
114 years, 294 days
New Hampshire
March 7, 2010 April 6, 2010
(30 days)
Neva Morris F W 114 August 3, 1895 – April 6, 2010
114 years, 246 days
Iowa
April 6, 2010 January 31, 2011
(300 days)
Eunice Sanborn F W 113 – 114 July 20, 1896 – January 31, 2011
114 years, 195 days
Texas
January 31, 2011 Present
(293 days)
Besse Cooper F W 114 – 115* born August 26, 1896
age &10000000000000115000000115 years, &1000000000000008600000086 days
Living in Georgia

People

Ann Pouder

photo of Ann Pouder Published in National Geographic Society Magazine June 1919.

Ann Pouder née Ann Alexander (London, United Kingdom April 8, 1807 – Baltimore, Maryland, United States July 10, 1917) was one of the first recognized supercentenarians in the world. Her age at death was &10000000000000110000000110 years, &1000000000000009300000093 days.[38] When Pouder was twelve years old her family immigrated to the United States. There she lived the following 98 years of her life in Baltimore, Maryland. She married, although became a widow very early and had no children. Her extreme longevity claim was certified by Alexander Graham Bell.[39] In her last few months, she was bedridden, blind and almost deaf, but her mind remained sharp.[40]

Fannie Thomas

Fannie Leona Thomas (April 14, 1867 – January 22, 1981) was listed in Guinness World Records as the oldest living American supercentenarian. As the Shigechiyo Izumi case was later disputed, Thomas may in fact have been the world's oldest person when she died at 113 years and 283 days.[15] Regardless, she was still the world's oldest living woman at the time of her death.[citation needed]

Preceded by
Delina Filkins
Oldest undisputed living person
November 16, 1980 – March 12, 1987
Succeeded by
Anna Eliza Williams
Preceded by
Marie-Virginie Duhem
Oldest recognized living woman
April 25, 1978 – January 22, 1981
Succeeded by
Augustine Teissier

Mathew Beard

Mathew Beard (July 9, 1870 – February 16, 1985) was an American supercentenarian and the oldest person from the state of Virginia. Originally, his case was verified but it is now disputed.[citation needed] He is the oldest American-born male, leaving Walter Breuning as the oldest undisputed American-born male. The oldest undisputed person from Virginia is Agatha Mitchell.

At the time of Beard's death, he was the second oldest man ever; he is currently the fourth. He is also the oldest man to not have held the title of oldest living man.

Beard is the second oldest person to die in Florida, being surpassed only by the also disputed case of Carrie C. White. Shigechiyo Izumi was credited as the oldest living man (and person) at the time of Beard's death but his case is no longer accepted.

Florence Homan

Florence Homan (November 18, 1893 – August 13, 2006) was Ohio's oldest person since May 23, 2006, and was listed in Guinness World Records (2007 edition) as one of the top 15 world's oldest living people at the time. Her ranking had been tied for 12th before she died at the age of 112 years and 268 days, which at the time was older than the then oldest living persons in France (112), the United Kingdom (111) and Germany (110). Born Florence Wilker, she married Arthur Homan in 1941. He died in 1988. Due to the late marriage, they had no children. She lived on her own until age 105, when she moved into a nursing home.[41][42]

Mary McKinney

Mary Elizabeth "Mamie"[43] McKinney born Wallace (May 30, 1873 – February 2, 1987) was briefly recognized by Guinness as the world's oldest person. Following the death of fellow 113-year-old Mamie Eva Keith in September 1986, she became the "world's oldest person" according to the Guinness Book of Records. However, her own death five months later in Sacramento, California meant that she never appeared in the record book, even though her Guinness recognition made the news. She lived for 113 years and 248 days.

Preceded by
Mamie Eva Keith
Oldest recognized living person
September 20, 1986 – February 2, 1987
Succeeded by
Anna Eliza Williams

Florence Knapp

Florence Knapp (October 10, 1873 – January 11, 1988) was, for the last two weeks of her life, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person in the world.

Born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, she lived in nearby Montgomery Square much of her life and came from a large and long-lived family, eight of her siblings dying in their 80s and 90s and one sister reaching age 108.

By October 1987, when she was honored by the Pennsylvania legislature, she was recognized by Guinness as the oldest person in the United States, and the death of Anna Eliza Williams on December 27, 1987 meant that Knapp became the oldest verified recognized living person. Her death just 15 days after meant that she never appeared in a Guinness Book as the oldest living person.

Her death caused some confusion as to who her successor was, with Guinness recognition and press publicity alighting first on Orpha Nusbaum (August 1875 – March 1988), who died before the 1989 edition's deadline, then Birdie May Vogt (August 1876 – July 1989), who appeared in the 1989 edition's main text, then Jeanne Calment, mentioned in the addenda section, and finally in November 1988 on Carrie C. White, whose claim to birth in November 1874 was accepted. However, with recent census research calling White's authentication into question, Calment may very well have been Florence Knapp's actual immediate successor.

Knapp is listed as one of the 70 longest lived people ever; her lifespan is tied with that of Elena Slough.

Preceded by
Anna Eliza Williams
Oldest recognized living person
December 27, 1987 – January 11, 1988
Succeeded by
Carrie C. White
(disputed)

Flossie Elizabeth Page

Flossie Elizabeth Page née Bishop (June 12, 1893 – February 22, 2006)[44] was an American supercentenarian who broke the record for the oldest person of Kansas on record on February 9, 2006, the previous record of 112 years, 241 days having been set by Katherine Jones in 1992, and died exactly two weeks after achieving this feat. She was born in Haven, Kansas and died in Butler County.[45][46][47][48]

Page ranked as the sixth-oldest person in the U.S. and eleventh in the world when she died, aged 112 years and 255 days.[by whom?]

After graduating from high school, she taught at a one room school house near Lewis, and later worked at the War Risk Insurance Department in Washington, D.C. upon the start of World War I. Page married Fredric William Page in 1926, who died in 1967. She attributed her longevity to living a moral life, and taking no medication whatsoever.[citation needed]

Carrie C. White

Carrie C. White, née Joyner (November 18, 1874? – February 14, 1991), was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person in the world around the time she celebrated her alleged 114th birthday in 1988. She held that title until her death in 1991, supposedly at the age of 116. However, her date of birth is disputed.[49]

While a number of records give White's birthdate as November 18, 1874, none of these dates to before 1909, the year she was committed to the Florida State Hospital for the Insane by her husband, John White.[49] The official diagnosis was "post typhoid psychosis", though this is uncertain; her caretakers felt that she showed no signs of mental illness serious enough to warrant institutionalization.[50] If the 1874 date is correct, she would have been 35 years and one day old at the time. Abandoned by her family, White spent the next 75 years at the facility, until being moved to a nursing home in Palatka, Florida, in 1984. She remained there until she died in 1991.[49]

All records giving White's date of birth November 18, 1874 date to after her hospital stay, and as such her date of birth is unconfirmed. A Census record exists for a Carrie Joyner born in Florida in 1873; if this were the same Carrie White she would have been 117 when she died, rather than 116.[51] The Social Security Administration found evidence of a Carrie Joyner born in August 1888 to John and Sallie Joyner. Researcher Heiner Maier suggests that this is a more likely match for the Carrie White who died in 1991; if so, she would have been 102 when she died. In this case Florida State Hospital may have simply made up the 1874 date, and later records replicated the error.[52] However, the lack of information on White's early life means that her true date of birth cannot be confirmed unequivocally.[52]

Preceded by
Florence Knapp
Oldest recognized living person
January 11, 1988 – February 14, 1991
(disputed)
Succeeded by
Jeanne Calment

Joe Thomas

Joseph "Joe" Thomas (May 1, 1875 – December 14, 1986) was an American supercentenarian and the oldest recognized living man from February 1986 until his own death. He lived in Louisiana. Following his death, Herman Smith-Johannsen became the world's oldest living man.

(Note: this is a retroactive reconstruction of history. In reality, the Joe Thomas case was not verified until July 2002 by the SSA study, and Guinness did not recuperate the "oldest living man" category until 2000).

Preceded by
Shigechiyo Izumi
(disputed)
Oldest recognized living man
February 21, 1986 – December 14, 1986
Succeeded by
Herman Smith-Johannsen

Wilhelmina Geringer Kott

Wilhelmina Kott née Geringer (March 7, 1880 – September 6, 1994) was an American supercentenarian recognized by Guinness World Records as the 'oldest living American' in its 1995 edition, following the death of Margaret Skeete. Born in Peru, Illinois as one of 16 children to George and Sophia Geringer, she moved to Chicago in 1881, where she lived almost her entire life and subsequently died.

Her age was subject to a one-year discrepancy. Guinness recognized her as born in 1879 (based on the 1900 Census), but later research by the SSA study showed that she was listed as two months old in the 1880 Census, making her age more likely 114, not 115.

As of October 2011, Kott is listed as one of the 60 longest lived people ever.

Mary Bidwell

Mary Electa Bidwell née Nobel (May 19, 1881– April 25, 1996)[53] was an American supercentenarian. She died at age 114 years 342 days on April 25, 1996, making her the 30th oldest verified person ever. She was also the oldest person ever to die in Connecticut.[54][55][56]

Her parents were Charles Woodruff Bidwell and Alice Beach Nobel.[55] She was a descendant of John Bidwell, one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut. Bidwell worked as a teacher in a one-room school house for six years. She married Charles Hubbell Bidwell, a distant cousin, in 1906.[54]

Bidwell lived on her own in North Haven, Connecticut until she was 110. Bidwell died at the Arden House, a nursing home in Hamden, Connecticut.[53][56] She was the last surviving person documented as born in 1881.

Carrie Lazenby

Carrie Lazenby née Jenkins (February 9, 1882 – September 14, 1996) was an American supercentenarian. She died at age 114 years, 218 days, making her the 42th oldest person on record (tied with Japanese woman Ura Koyama on April 5, 2005), the sixteenth-oldest American person on record, and the seventh-oldest African American person on record. Lazenby's record as the oldest person ever in Georgia was surpassed by Gertrude Baines, on November 11, 2008.

As of July 2011, Lazenby is listed as one of the 45 longest lived people ever.

Maggie Barnes

Maggie Pauline Barnes née Hinnant (March 6, 1882 – January 19, 1998)[57] was an American supercentenarian. She was a resident of Johnston County, North Carolina. Barnes died from complications following a minor foot infection.[58] Barnes, who was born to a slave and married a tenant farmer, was survived by four children; 11 of her children preceded her in death.[58]

Some dispute exists as to her date of birth. Though the family Bible gives the 1882 date, she is listed as having been born in 1881 by the 1900 US Census, and she is listed as having been born in 1880 on her marriage license.[58] Authenticating to the latter of those dates, Barnes was 115 years, 319 days old when she died.

If the cases of Carrie C. White and Kamato Hongo are excluded, Barnes is the 8th oldest person on record. She is also the oldest verified person who has died at 115.

As of December 2009, Barnes is listed as one of the 15 longest lived people ever.

Johnson Parks

Johnson Parks (October 15, 1884 – July 17, 1998) is the oldest undisputed person to die in Florida. At the time of his death, he was 113 years, 275 days.

Johnson Parks only held the oldest living man title for 85 days, making him one of the shortest tenure of oldest living man, but there are shorter: Herman Smith-Johannsen held it for 22 days and Henry Allingham for 29 days.

At the time of his death, Parks was the second oldest undisputed male ever, behind only Christian Mortensen.

Parks is in the top 10 oldest men ever.

Preceded by
Christian Mortensen
Oldest recognized living man
April 25, 1998 – July 17, 1998
Succeeded by
Walter Richardson

Clara Huhn

Clara Huhn née Herling (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 2000) was an American homemaker and supercentenarian. Born in a home near Clarkson, Nebraska, she lived near Schuyler for most of her life. She remained active, healthy and independent until the last few months of her life, and even answered an interview just before her 113th birthday. At age 113 years, 327 days, she is the oldest person on record born in Nebraska, but she was not the oldest person on record to die in that particular state, since she died in La Mesa, California. The title of the oldest person on record to die in Nebraska belongs to Helen Stetter, who died on June 1, 2007 at age 113 years, 195 days.[59]

Huhn is listed as one of the 100 longest lived people ever.

Delvina Dahlheimer

Mary Delvina Dahlheimer née Morissette (December 31, 1888 – March 13, 2002) was an American supercentenarian. At the time of her death, aged 113 years and 72 days, she was the oldest person ever in Minnesota, and the fourth-oldest person in the world.[citation needed] After she broke her hip in 2000, she was sent to the Guardian Angels Care Center, where she lived out the rest of her days.[citation needed] Dahlheimer's Minnesota state record title was surpassed by Catherine Hagel on February 9, 2008. Incidentally, Hagel was the sister-in-law of Dahlheimer. Hagel died on December 6, 2008 aged 114, the third-oldest living person in the world at the time.

Mae Harrington

Mae Harrington née Maxwell (January 20, 1889 – December 29, 2002) was an American supercentenarian who became the oldest person in the history of the state of New York, breaking the record held since the 1920s by then world's oldest person Delina Filkins, also 113, but her own record was subsequently broken in 2005 by Grace Thaxton, who was born in the state before moving to and dying in Kentucky. Because her age was not authenticated during her lifetime, the public recognition she was due went to another 113-year-old, Mary Parr (January 29, 1889 – October 29, 2002), who was born nine days after her, dying two months before her, as her age was only validated posthumously.[60]

Harrington is listed as one of the 95 longest lived people ever. At her death, Harrington was the oldest living person in the United States, and may have been the oldest living person (the case of Kamato Hongo remains doubtful). After her death, Mary Christian became the oldest living person in the United States, and if the questionable case of Kamato Hongo is excluded, Yukichi Chuganji would have became the oldest living person, and the first man to hold that title since the disputed Shigechiyo Izumi held the title for nearly a decade.

Preceded by
Adelina Domingues
Oldest undisputed living person
August 21, 2002 – December 29, 2002
Succeeded by
Yukichi Chuganji

Elena Slough

Elena Proctor Slough née Rodenbaugh (July 4, 1889 – October 5, 2003)[61] was the oldest recognized person in the United States from the death of Mary Christian on April 20, 2003 until Slough's own death that following October, six months later. After her death, the oldest recognized person in the United States was Charlotte Benkner.[61]

Born in Horsham, Pennsylvania, she married twice and had children by each marriage.[citation needed] Incidentally, her 90-year-old daughter died three days before her at the same Cape May, New Jersey nursing home.[citation needed]

Some sources date her birth to 1888, but the oldest records state that she was born in 1889.[62]

As of December 2009, Slough is listed as one of the 70 longest lived people ever.

Mary Margaret Smith

Mary Margaret Smith (October 7, 1893 – May 23, 2006) was an American supercentenarian and, at the time of her death at age 112 years and 228 days, Ohio's oldest verified living person. Smith also ranked fifth in the United States and was the 13th oldest person in the world. She was born in Pittsburgh and moved to Ohio in 1898. Smith had two husbands. She lived on her own until age 95 and did not move into a nursing home until the age of 108.[63]

She was listed in the 2007 edition of Guinness World Records as one of the top-15 oldest people in the world, and died in Jefferson, Ohio.

Consuelo Moreno-López

Consuelo Moreno-López (February 5, 1893 – November 13, 2004) was born in Spanish Morocco (then a colony of Spain) to Spanish parents.[64] She later emigrated to the United States in 1960. She died stateside, aged 111 years and 282 days, as the result of an adverse reaction to a flu shot. Moreno-López holds the longevity record for Morocco, which declared its independence in 1956.[65][66]

Grace Thaxton

Grace Thaxton née Menges (June 18, 1891 – July 6, 2005) was a supercentenarian, the oldest person in Kentucky, the fourth-oldest person in the U.S. and the sixth-oldest documented person in the world at the time of her death at age 114.[67] Grace was the oldest documented person ever born in the state of New York, in Rockland to be precise, and narrowly missed the all-time age record for a Kentucky resident of 114 years and 92 days, set by Mary Anna Boone in 2001, when she died in Winchester from a bout of pneumonia not long after her last birthday.[citation needed]

Moreover, her own mother (Harriet Menges née Hardenburgh) died at 109 (Aug 25, 1860 - Dec 1969),[citation needed] nearly a supercentenarian herself, and Thaxton almost lived to see her son Robert turn 90 on July 12, 2005. Thaxton is listed as one of the 85 longest lived people ever.

Bettie Wilson

Bettie Antry Wilson née Rutherford (September 13, 1890 – February 13, 2006)[68] became the oldest verified living person in the United States with the death of 114-year-old Emma Verona Johnston on December 1, 2004. She lost this designation when the age of Elizabeth Bolden was verified in April 2005. Both were born in the rural South—where they lived less than 100 miles apart.

Born of freed slaves, Solomon and Delia Rutherford, she is the oldest resident of the state of Mississippi ever recorded (the previous record was 113 years, 12 days set in 1994). Her oldest son, Will Rogers, was said to have been born (October 27, 1909 – October 21, 2008) making him 98 years old himself at the time (although the 1930 census lists him as 19 years old in April 1930, indicating that he was 95 instead). In late April 2005, Wilson moved into a new home funded by donations.

Wilson celebrated her 115th birthday in September 2005, at which time she ranked as the third-oldest living person in the world.

Wilson died at her New Albany home on February 13, 2006, aged 115 years, 153 days. She was survived by the aforementioned son (1909–2008), five grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 95 great-great-grandchildren and 38 great-great-great grandchildren.

As of May 2011, Wilson is listed as one of the 20 longest lived people ever.

Marion Higgins

Marion Higgins née Bigelow (New York City, New York, June 26, 1893 – Seal Beach, California, March 2, 2006) was an American supercentenarian. At an early age, she moved to Maine, and later on to California.[69]

On May 29, 2005, Marion was recognized as California's oldest living person, four weeks shy of 112, following the death of Margaret Russell, aged 112.

Her memory was remarkable for a person her age. She could remember from age one, and recite poems backwards. Moreover, she wrote her first book herself at the 'tender' age of 102.[70]

Marion died from congestive heart failure, aged 112 years and 249 days. She was ranked as sixth-oldest in the U.S. and 11th in the world at the time of her death.

Grace Nelsen Jones

Grace Rebecca Jones née Nelsen (June 4, 1893 – April 24, 2006)[15] was born in Richmond, Virginia, United States to Norwegian immigrant parents.[citation needed] Grace was their 12th and last child, born when her mother was already 43 years old.[citation needed] She later married Charles Jones and started a family of her own.[citation needed] In 2005, Grace became the Virginia state recordholder for the oldest verified person born over there.[citation needed] She died at the age of 112 years and 324 days.[citation needed] At the time of her death, Jones ranked as the world's 10th-oldest person.[citation needed]

Thomas Nelson, Sr.

Thomas D. Nelson, Sr. (July 8, 1895 – January 9, 2007) was, at age 111, the oldest living man in the United States and the second-oldest man in the world from December 7, 2006 (the death of fellow black American Moses Hardy) for one month until his own death.

He had been living in Port Arthur, Texas since the early 1930s. He opened a candy shop in the mid-1930s, and worked there for more than 60 years.[71][72]

Delphia Spencer Hankins

Delphia Hankins née Spencer (July 23, 1896 – October 17, 2007) was an American supercentenarian. Hankins was the oldest person in Mississippi at the time of her death at age 111.

She was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi.[73] to Henry Jackson Spencer and Samantha Fikes Spencer.[73] In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Curtis Hankins; her brothers, Bobby, Kip, Grady, Chester and Curtis Spencer; and a son who died in infancy.

Hankins had been a resident of Aberdeen, Mississippi from 1942 until 2000.[73] She worked at Aberdeen Hospital and at Dr. Murphree's Clinic,[73] and then a homemaker until she was 104.[73] Afterwards, she moved to West Point, Mississippi, where she spent the last seven years of her life.[73]

Delphia Hankins died at the Dugan Memorial Home in West Point.[73] At the time of her death she was survived by two daughters, Olema Poss of West Point and Kathryn Crump of Aberdeen; a son, W.D. Hankins of Aberdeen; twenty-seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Stefan

Elizabeth Stefan née Molnar (May 13, 1895 – April 9, 2008)[citation needed] was an American supercentenarian of Hungarian descent.

Born in Hungary, Stefan emigrated to the United States in 1913. She is believed to be the oldest Hungarian ever. Stefan lived in a nursing home in Norwalk, Connecticut, where she celebrated her 112th birthday in May 2007.

Stefan died aged 112 years and 332 days, just five weeks shy of her 113th birthday. At the time of her death, she was the seventh-oldest validated person in the world and the fifth-oldest validated person in the United States. She was survived by a daughter, grandchildren and a great-grandson.[citation needed]

George Francis

George Rene Francis (June 6, 1896 – December 27, 2008)[74][75] was an American supercentenarian and the joint second-oldest living man in the world, together with Englishman Henry Allingham, until Francis's death aged 112 years, 204 days. He was also the oldest living man in the United States, following the death of Antonio Pierro on Feb 8, 2007. Francis was from New Orleans, Louisiana but since 1949 lived in Sacramento, California, where a local newspaper published a poem that Francis enjoyed reciting to friends and the public throughout his life.[76] He credited his longevity to nature, and enjoyed a rich diet of pork, eggs, milk and lard. He gave up smoking cigars at the age of 75.[77][dead link]

Francis attempted to join the army in World War I but was rejected for service in 1918 as being too short and small (he weighed only about 100 pounds(45.35 kg)). Despite this, he later was a boxer before becoming a barber and then a chauffeur. Francis claimed to have met Louis Armstrong and Booker T. Washington and to have seen Babe Ruth hit a home run. His wife died in 1964. At the time of his death, Francis was listed as one of the 20 oldest verified men ever.

Olivia Patricia Thomas

Olivia Patricia Thomas née Trevellyan (June 29, 1895 – November 16, 2009) was, at age 114, the world's third oldest verified living person, following the death of Gertrude Baines on September 11, 2009. Thomas was the second oldest American (and the oldest born in the United States, as Mary Josephine Ray was born in Canada). She moved to Buffalo, New York in 1946 and went on to become the oldest living person in the state of New York.

On October 25, 2009, Thomas became the oldest person born in Iowa, surpassing the 114 years, 117 lifespant of Emma Verona Johnston in 2004. On December 22, 2009, Neva Morris aged 114 years, 141 days surpassed Thomas as the oldest verified Iowan ever.

Thomas is listed as one of the 65 longest-lived people ever.

Dina Manfredini

Dina Manfredini née Guerri (born April 4, 1897) is an Italian-American supercentenarian. Aged &10000000000000114000000114 years and &10000000000000230000000230 days, she is the world's third oldest living person, behind American Besse Cooper and Japan's Chiyono Hasegawa. She is the oldest living Italian-born person. On April 4, 2011, she became the third Italian in history to reach age 114 and since the death of Venere Pizzinato on August 2, 2011 has being the oldest living Italian born person. Manfredini is one of the 50 oldest people ever recorded.

Born in Italy in the small centre of Pievepelago in Emilia-Romagna, she moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 1920 with her husband Riccardo Manfredini. The couple raised four children, three of whom are still living. She worked in an ammunition factory during World War II and was cleaning houses until she was 90, although she lied about her age so that people didn't think she was too old to work. Her husband died in 1965. After his death Dina lived alone until she moved into a retirement home when she was 110.

Manfredini has 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. At age 114, she is described as being in good health – although her hearing is bad – and can walk with the aid of a walker. She currently resides in Johnston, Iowa at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center [78]

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