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List of Oldest Living American titleholders

Chronological list of the oldest living person in the United States since 1974

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Reported lifespan State of death
Unidentified May 18, 1974 Clarida Roy [1] F ? – 110 October 19, 1863 – May 18, 1974
110 years, 211 days
Maine
May 18, 1974 August 5, 1976
(2 yrs, 80 days)
Mary Bittlebrun [1][2] F 110 – 112 March 19, 1864 – August 6, 1976
112 years, 140 days
Arkansas
August 6, 1976 December 2, 1977
(1 yr, 118 days)
Sophia DeMuth [1][3] F 110 – 111 June 30, 1866 – December 2, 1977
111 years, 155 days
Nebraska
December 2, 1977 January 22, 1981
(3 yrs, 51 days)
Fannie Thomas [1][4] F 110 – 113 April 14, 1867 – January 22, 1981
113 years, 283 days
California
January 22, 1981 13 Nov 1982
(1 yr, 295 days)
Nellie Spencer [1] F 111 – 113 24 Aug 1869 – 13 Nov 1982
113 years, 81 days
New Jersey
13 Nov 1982 October 13, 1983
(334 days)
Emma Wilson [1] F 112 – 113 May 12, 1870 – October 13, 1983
113 years, 154 days
Missouri
October 13, 1983 February 16, 1985
(1 yr, 126 days)
Mathew Beard [1] M 113 – 114 July 9, 1870 – February 16, 1985
114 years, 222 days
Florida
February 16, 1985 October 21, 1986
(1 yr, 247 days)
Augusta Holtz [1] F 113 – 115 August 3, 1871 – October 21, 1986
115 years, 79 days
Missouri
October 21, 1986 February 2, 1987
(104 days)
Mary McKinney [1] F 113 May 30, 1873 – February 2, 1987
113 years, 248 days
California
February 2, 1987 January 11, 1988
(343 days)
Florence Knapp [1] F 113 – 114 October 10, 1873 – January 11, 1988
114 years, 93 days
Pennsylvania
January 11, 1988 March 21, 1993
(5 yrs, 69 days)
Lucy Hannah [5] F 112 – 117 July 16, 1875 – March 21, 1993
117 years, 248 days
Michigan
March 21, 1993 May 7, 1994
(1 yr, 47 days)
Margaret Skeete [1] F 114 – 115 October 27, 1878 – May 7, 1994
115 years, 192 days
Virginia
May 7, 1994 6 Sep 1994
(122 days)
Wilhelmina Kott [6] F 114 March 7, 1880 – September 6, 1994
114 years, 183 days
Illinois
6 Sep 1994 30 Dec 1999
(5 yrs, 115 days)
Sarah Knauss [1] F 113 – 119 24 Sep 1880 – 30 Dec 1999
119 years, 97 days
Pennsylvania
30 Dec 1999 June 25, 2000
(178 days)
Myrtle Dorsey[1] F 114 November 22, 1885 – June 25, 2000
114 years, 216 days
Ohio
June 25, 2000 March 18, 2002
(1 yr, 266 days)
Maude Farris-Luse [1] F 113 – 115 January 21, 1887 – March 18, 2002
115 years, 56 days
Michigan
March 18, 2002 May 28, 2002
(71 days)
Grace Clawson [1] F 114 November 15, 1887 – May 28, 2002
114 years, 194 days
Florida
May 28, 2002 August 21, 2002
(85 days)
Adelina Domingues [1] F 114 February 19, 1888 – August 21, 2002
114 years, 183 days
California
August 21, 2002 29 Dec 2002
(130 days)
Mae Harrington [1] F 113 20 Jan 1889 – 29 Dec 2002
113 years, 343 days
New York
29 Dec 2002 April 20, 2003
(112 days)
Mary Christian [7] F 113 June 12, 1889 – April 20, 2003
113 years, 312 days
California
April 20, 2003 October 5, 2003
(168 days))
Elena Slough [8] F 113 – 114 July 4, 1889 – October 5, 2003
114 years, 93 days
New Jersey
October 5, 2003 May 14, 2004
(222 days)
Charlotte Benkner [1] F 113 – 114 November 16, 1889 – May 14, 2004
114 years, 180 days
Ohio
May 14, 2004 December 1, 2004
(201 days)
Emma Verona Johnston [1] F 113 – 114 August 6, 1890 – December 1, 2004
114 years, 117 days
Ohio
December 1, 2004 11 Dec 2006
(2 yrs, 10 days)
Elizabeth Bolden [1] F 114 – 116 15 Aug 1890 – 11 Dec 2006
116 years, 118 days
Tennessee
11 Dec 2006 January 28, 2007
(48 days)
Emma Tillman [1] F 114 22 Nov 1892 – 28 Jan 2007
114 years, 67 days
Connecticut
January 28, 2007 February 14, 2007
(17 days)
Corinne Dixon Taylor [1][9] F 113 April 2, 1893 – February 14, 2007
113 years, 318 days
District of Columbia
February 14, 2007 26 Nov 2008
(1 yr, 286 days)
Edna Parker [1] F 113 – 115 April 20, 1893 – November 26, 2008
115 years, 220 days
Indiana
26 Nov 2008 11 Sep 2009
(289 days)
Gertrude Baines [1] F 114 – 115 April 6, 1894 – September 11, 2009
115 years, 158 days
California
11 Sep 2009 March 7, 2010
(177 days)
Mary Josephine Ray [10] F 114 May 17, 1895 – March 7, 2010
114 years, 294 days
New Hampshire
March 7, 2010 April 6, 2010
(30 days)
Neva Morris [10][11] F 114 August 3, 1895 – April 6, 2010
114 years, 246 days
Iowa
April 6, 2010 January 31, 2011
(300 days)
Eunice Sanborn [11] F 113 – 114 July 20, 1896 – January 31, 2011
114 years, 195 days
Texas
January 31, 2011 December 4, 2012
(1 yr, 308 days)
Besse Cooper [12] F 114 – 116 August 26, 1896 – December 4, 2012
116 years, 100 days
Georgia
December 4, 2012 17 Dec 2012
(13 days)
Dina Manfredini [13][14] F 115 April 4, 1897 – December 17, 2012
115 years, 257 days
Iowa
17 Dec 2012 April 6, 2015
(2 yrs, 110 days)
Gertrude Weaver [14] F 114 – 116 July 4, 1898 – April 6, 2015
116 years, 276 days
Arkansas
April 6, 2015 June 17, 2015
(72 days)
Jeralean Talley [15] F 115 – 116 May 23, 1899 – June 17, 2015
116 years, 25 days
Michigan
June 17, 2015 May 12, 2016
(330 days)
Susannah Mushatt Jones [16] F 115 – 116 July 6, 1899 – May 12, 2016
116 years, 311 days
New York
May 12, 2016 July 8, 2016
(57 days)
Goldie Michelson [17] F 113 August 8, 1902 – July 8, 2016
113 years, 335 days
Massachusetts
July 8, 2016 February 5, 2017
(212 days)
Adele Dunlap [18] F 113 – 114 12 Dec 1902 – 5 Feb 2017
114 years, 55 days
New Jersey
February 5, 2017 Present

0 years, 195 days

Delphine Gibson F 113* born August 17, 1903

12 years 305 days

Living in
Pennsylvania

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  14. 14.0 14.1 Camden nursing home resident -- almost 117 -- now the world's oldest known person
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