Descendant from slaves, oldest person on Earth turns 116 in Brooklyn

Jul 7, 2015

Descendant from slaves, oldest person on Earth turns 116 in Brooklyn

The world’s oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York. Susannah Mushatt Jones marked the occasion privately with family but a public celebration is planned for Tuesday, according to the Gerontology Research ...

Osaka resident world's oldest woman

Feb 25, 2013

Osaka resident world's oldest woman

A 114-year-old resident of the city of Osaka is expected to be recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest woman, according to people close to her. Misao Okawa, Japan’s oldest living woman, is expected to soon receive an official certificate from Guinness ...