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 ...

Misao Okawa, world's oldest woman, turns 117

Mar 5, 2015

Misao Okawa, world's oldest woman, turns 117

The world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six, turned 117 on Thursday in western Japan. Okawa, one of only a handful of people born in the 19th century and still alive “is looking in good ...

World's oldest man dies in Kyoto after reaching 116

Jun 12, 2013

World's oldest man dies in Kyoto after reaching 116

A Japanese man recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person and longest-lived man in history died of natural causes in Kyotango, Kyoto Prefecture, early Wednesday at the age of 116, the city said. Jiroemon Kimura, a Kyoto native, died at ...