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Gertrude Weaver, 116 (1898 - 2015)
By CLAUDIA LAUER, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) — Just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver died Monday in Arkansas. Weaver became the oldest person in the world after the death of a 117-year-old Japanese woman last week, according to records kept by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group. Weaver was born in...
Misao Okawa, 117 (1898 - 2015)
The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a long, healthy life, said Tomohiro Okada, an official at her Osaka nursing home."She went so peacefully, as if...
Bernice Emerson Madigan, 115 (1899 - 2015)
The Associated PressCHESHIRE, Massachusetts (AP) — The fifth-oldest person in the world and Massachusetts's oldest resident has died.Bernice Emerson Madigan, of Cheshire, died at a Williamstown nursing center last weekend. She was 115.According to the Gerontology Research Group, she was the fifth-oldest person in the world.Madigan had said her secrets to a long life included a positive attitude...
C. Conrad Johnson (2014)
The Associated PressROCKFORD, Illinois (AP) — A northern Illinois resident recognized as the oldest man in the U.S. has died at 110.The Rockford Register Star reports C. Conrad Johnson died Tuesday. The director of the funeral home handling Johnson's arrangements also confirmed his death.The Swedish-born Johnson worked as a carpenter and lived in Rockford most of his life.On his 109th birthday,...
Anna Stoehr (2014)
The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn't let her list her real age has died in Minnesota.Anna Stoehr, one of the nation's oldest residents, died Sunday in her sleep after several days in hospice care, according to her son, Harlan Stoehr.She drew national attention this year after KARE-TV reported about her attempt...
L. Stephen Coles, 73 (1941 - 2014)
By ASTRID GALVAN, The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians — or those who live to 110 or more — survived as long as they...
Alexander Imich, 111 (1903 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The world's oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City at the age of 111.Alexander Imich died Sunday at his home in Manhattan,...
Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, 103 (1910 - 2014)
STEVE SZKOTAK, The Associated Press RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a wealthy arts and fashion patron, friend of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and political benefactor who...
Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, 112 (1901 - 2013)
The Associated PressGRAND ISLAND, New York (AP) — The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112...
Soledad Mexia, 114 (1899 - 2013)
SUE MANNING, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The oldest person born in Mexico, who also was California's oldest resident, has died in a hospice in Chula Vista, just 17 days after celebrating...
Jiroemon Kimura, 116 (1897 - 2013)
The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person has died at the age of 116. Japan's Jiroemon Kimura had been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living person, the...
Evelyn Kozak, 113 (1899 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism, has died at age 113.Kozak died Tuesday after suffering a heart...
Elsie Thompson, 113 (1899 - 2013)
The Associated PressCLEARWATER, Florida (AP) — The oldest person in the United States has died at age 113, just weeks before her 114th birthday.A spokeswoman from Elsie Thompson's church in...
George Lowe, 89 (1924 - 2013)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, has died, his wife said Thursday. He...
Koto Okubo, 115 (1897 - 2013)
The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese official says a woman in his town near Tokyo who became world's oldest living female just last month has died at 115.Koto Okubo died Saturday at a...
Dina Manfredini, 115 (1897 - 2012)
BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, The Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 115-year-old Iowa woman has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of world's oldest person, her family said Monday...
Maurice Herzog, 93 (1919 - 2012)
GREG KELLER, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — France loved him for his indefatigable, pioneering spirit — the first man to climb an 8,000-meter Himalayan peak despite losing all his fingers and...
Jaroslaw Mensfelt, 108 (1904 - 2012)
The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp — a teacher who gave lessons in defiance of his native Poland's Nazi occupiers — has...
Chiyono Hasegawa, 115 (1896 - 2011)
The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Japan's oldest person, 115-year-old Chiyono Hasegawa, has died.Hasegawa, who was born Nov. 20, 1896, died at a facility in southern Japan on Friday.The facility...
Maria Gomes Valentim, 114 (1896 - 2011)
The Associated Press SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died Tuesday, just weeks shy of her 115th birthday. The title now reverts to...
Vasiliki Lambidou, 107 (2011)
COSTAS KANTOURIS, The Associated Press THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — For nearly half a century, she raised a Greek flag every day at the border with Turkey — a simple act that elevated her to...
Huguette Clark, 104 (1906 - 2011)
VERENA DOBNIK, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Huguette Clark, a 104-year-old heiress to a Montana copper fortune who once lived in the largest apartment on New York City's Fifth Avenue, died...
Walter Breuning, 114 (1896 - 2011)
MATT VOLZ, The Associated Press GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Walter Breuning's earliest memories stretched back 111 years, before home entertainment came with a twist of the radio dial. They were...
Patricia Ellis, 114 (1896 - 2011)
The Associated PressJACKSONVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman cited as the world's oldest person has died at the age of 114.Patricia Ellis of Boren-Conner Funeral Home of Jacksonville says Eunice G....
Jack LaLanne, 96 (1914 - 2011)
ANDREW DALTON, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise...
Mississippi Winn, 113 (1897 - 2011)
The Associated PressSHREVEPORT, Louisiana (AP) — When she turned 113, Mississippi Winn could still stand up on her own and never thought her age was a detriment to her life.The upbeat former...
Eugenie "Sweets" Blanchard, 114 (1896 - 2010)
The Associated Press GUSTAVIA, St. Barts (AP) — Eugenie Blanchard, a nun who was considered the world's oldest person, died in the French Caribbean island of St. Barts on Thursday. She was 114. ...
Ivy Bean, 104 (1905 - 2010)
The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Ivy Bean, who became an online celebrity as the oldest known user of micro-blogging site Twitter, has died at the age of 104. Pat Wright, manager of the...
Dr. Robert Butler, 83 (1927 - 2010)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Robert Butler, a Pulitzer Prize-winning expert on aging who coined the phrase "ageism," has died in New York City, his daughter said Tuesday. He was 83. ...
Neva Morris, 114 (1895 - 2010)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who became the oldest living American less than a month ago has died. Neva Morris of Ames, Iowa, was 114 years, 245 days old. The North Crest Community...