Death of Mary Josephine Ray

May 17, 1895 - March 8, 2010
Westmoreland, New Hampshire | Age 114

The oldest person living in the United States, dies at age 114 years
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(Associated Press)


Mary Josephine Ray, who was certified as the oldest person living in the United States, died Sunday at age 114 years, 294 days. She died at a nursing home in Westmoreland but was active until about two weeks before her death, her granddaughter Katherine Ray said.

"She just enjoyed life. She never thought of dying at all," Katherine Ray said. "She was planning for her birthday party."

Ray died just hours before Daisey...

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