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James King
James King
Birth: 15 November 1854
Arkansas, USA
Death: 5 June 1967
Age: 112 years, 202 days
Country: USA FlagUSA

James Monroe King (15 November 1854 - 5 June 1967) was an American supercentenarian who is currently pending. He was born in Independence County, Arkansas. After the death of his parents, he and his two brothers Mack and William relocated to Missouri in the 1860s. King moved to Franklin Parish, Louisiana, in 1870.

During his life, he had multiple jobs such as a school board member, merchant, farmer and carpenter. He was married to Clara Brinsfield and the couple had ten children in total. Clara died in 1928 aged 69.

His secrets to a long life included hard work and avoiding tobacco.

King died on 5 June 1967, aged 112 years, 202 days. He was the oldest person in the world and the oldest man ever at the time of his death.


The Franklin Sun, June 8, 1967


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