Betsy Baker
Betsy Baker
Betsy Baker at the age of 113.
Birth: 20 August 1842
Brighton, England
Death: 24 October 1955
Tecumseh, Nebraska, USA
Age: 113 years, 65 days
Country: UK Flag UK USA FlagUSA

Betsy Ann Baker (née Russell; 20 August 1842 - 24 October 1955) was a validated British-American supercentenarian.


Betsy Baker was born in the United Kingdom on 20 August 1842. She was the oldest verified living person in the world when she died in the state of Nebraska on 24 October 1955 aged 113 years, 65 days; she was the second-oldest person ever at the time. She was also, after Delina Filkins, the second person to reach the age of 113. Upon her death, Jennie Howell became the world's oldest person. She was the daughter of Martha Russell (1806-1881). She married Tyler Curtis Baker (1833-1921) in 1866 and had five children with him, of which three survived her. One of them, Florence (1872-1968), lived to be 95 years old.


World's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Betsy BakerJennie HowellMarie CarstensonNancy RyanChristina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Mary Kelly • Elizabeth Kensley • William Fullingim • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Johanna Booysen • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Mito Umeta • Niwa Kawamoto • Sophia DeMuth • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Fannie Thomas • Augustine Tessier • Nellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Mathew Beard • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Anna Eliza Williams • Florence Knapp • Jeanne Calment • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Sarah Knauss • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Maud Farris-Luse • Grace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Yukichi Chuganji • Mitoyo Kawate • Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan • Maria Capovilla • Elizabeth Bolden • Emiliano Mercado del Toro • Emma Tillman • Yone Minagawa • Edna Parker • Maria de Jesus • Gertrude Baines • Kama Chinen • Eugenie Blanchard • Maria Gomes Valentim • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Jiroemon Kimura • Misao Okawa • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Emma Morano • Violet BrownNabi Tajima

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