Death of Gertrude Weaver

July 4, 1898 - April 6, 2015
Camden, Arkansas | Age 116

World's oldest person dies at 116
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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 1898.

The Williams Funeral Home confirmed Weaver died just after 10 a.m. Monday at...

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