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

From To Name Sex Reported age(s)
when oldest
Reported lifespan State of
death
Unidentified May 18, 1974 Clarida Roy F ? – 110 October 19, 1863 – May 18, 1974
110 years, 211 days
Maine
May 18, 1974 August 5, 1976
Mary Bittlebrun F 110 – 112 March 19, 1864 – August 6, 1976
112 years, 140 days
Arkansas
August 6, 1976 December 2, 1977
Sophia DeMuth F 110 – 111 June 30, 1866 – December 2, 1977
111 years, 155 days
Nebraska
December 2, 1977 January 22, 1981
Fannie Thomas F 110 – 113 April 14, 1867 – January 22, 1981
113 years, 283 days
California
January 22, 1981 November 13, 1982
Nellie Spencer F 111 – 113 August 24, 1869 – November 13, 1982
113 years, 81 days
New Jersey
November 13, 1982 October 13, 1983
Emma Wilson F 112 – 113 May 12, 1870 – October 13, 1983
113 years, 154 days
Missouri

|- |October 13, 1983 |February 16, 1985<br> ({{age in years and days|1983|10|13|1985|2|16}}) |[[Mathew Beard]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|M |113 – 114 |July 9, 1870 – February 16, 1985<br> 114 years, 222 days |Florida |- |February 16, 1985 |October 21, 1986<br> ({{age in years and days|1985|2|16|1986|10|21}}) |Augusta Holtz<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 – 115 |August 3, 1871 – October 21, 1986<br> 115 years, 79 days |Missouri |- |October 21, 1986 |February 2, 1987<br> ({{age in days|1986|10|21|1987|2|2}} days) |Mary McKinney<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 |May 30, 1873 – February 2, 1987<br> 113 years, 248 days |California |- |February 2, 1987 |January 11, 1988<br> ({{age in days|1987|2|2|1988|1|11}} days) |[[#Florence Knapp|Florence Knapp]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 – 114 |October 10, 1873 – January 11, 1988<br> 114 years, 93 days |Pennsylvania |- |January 11, 1988 |March 21, 1993<br> ({{age in years and days|1988|1|11|1993|3|21}}) |[[Lucy Hannah]]<ref>{{cite book | url=https://books.google.se/books?id=0Fjkhcn3oeIC&pg=PR8&lpg=PR8&dq=Demographic+research+monographs+-+Supercentenarians&source=bl&ots=P66a8YzniG&sig=l7LRgUpdObtGX0BeiOKSkISaojM&hl=sk&sa=X&ei=ygOzVNStEobpywOtwoLYBA&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Demographic%20research%20monographs%20-%20Supercentenarians&f=false | title=Demographic research monographs - Supercentenarians | publisher=''[[Springer Publishing]]'' | author=Maier, H., Gampe, J., Jeune, B., Vaupel, J.W., Robine, J.-M. | year=2010 | pages=249 | isbn=978-3-642-11520-2}}</ref> |align=center|F |112 – 117 |July 16, 1875 – March 21, 1993<br> 117 years, 248 days |Michigan |- |March 21, 1993 |May 7, 1994<br> ({{age in years and days|1993|3|21|1994|5|7}}) |[[Margaret Skeete]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |114 – 115 |October 27, 1878 – May 7, 1994<br> 115 years, 192 days |Virginia |- |May 7, 1994 |September 6, 1994<br> ({{age in days|1994|5|7|1994|9|6}} days) |[[#Wilhelmina Kott|Wilhelmina Kott]]<ref name=Heiner /> |align=center|F |114 |March 7, 1880 – September 6, 1994<br> 114 years, 183 days |Illinois |- |September 6, 1994 |December 30, 1999<br> ({{age in years and days|1994|9|6|1999|12|30}}) |[[Sarah Knauss]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 – 119 |September 24, 1880 – December 30, 1999<br> 119 years, 97 days |Pennsylvania |- |December 30, 1999 |June 25, 2000<br> ({{age in days|1999|12|30|2000|6|25}} days) |Myrtle Dorsey<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |114 |November 22, 1885 – June 25, 2000<br> 114 years, 216 days |Ohio |- |June 25, 2000 |March 18, 2002<br> ({{age in years and days|2000|6|25|2002|3|18}}) |[[Maude Farris-Luse]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 – 115 |January 21, 1887 – March 18, 2002<br> 115 years, 56 days |Michigan |- |March 18, 2002 |May 28, 2002<br> ({{age in days|2002|3|18|2002|5|28}} days) |[[Grace Clawson]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |114 |November 15, 1887 – May 28, 2002<br> 114 years, 194 days |Florida |- |May 28, 2002 |August 21, 2002<br> ({{age in days|2002|5|28|2002|8|21}} days) |[[Adelina Domingues]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |114 |February 19, 1888 – August 21, 2002<br> 114 years, 183 days |California |- |August 21, 2002 |December 29, 2002<br> ({{age in days|2002|8|21|2002|12|29}} days) |[[#Mae Harrington|Mae Harrington]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 |January 20, 1889 – December 29, 2002<br> 113 years, 343 days |New York |- |December 29, 2002 |April 20, 2003<br> ({{age in days|2002|12|29|2003|4|20}} days) |[[#Mary Christian|Mary Christian]]<ref name="Mary Christian">[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/04/22/national/main550622.shtml CBS News - Nation's oldest person dies at age 113]</ref> |align=center|F |113 |June 12, 1889 – April 20, 2003<br> 113 years, 312 days |California |- |April 20, 2003 |October 5, 2003<br> ({{age in days|2003|4|20|2003|10|5}} days) |[[#Elena Slough|Elena Slough]]<ref name="BBC">{{cite news|title=Oldest American dies age 114 |url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3166758.stm|work=BBC News |date=October 6, 2003 |accessdate=November 3, 2010}}</ref> |align=center|F |113 – 114 |July 4, 1889 – October 5, 2003<br> 114 years, 93 days |New Jersey |- |October 5, 2003 |May 14, 2004<br> ({{age in days|2003|10|5|2004|5|14}} days) |[[#Charlotte Benkner|Charlotte Benkner]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 – 114 |November 16, 1889 – May 14, 2004<br> 114 years, 180 days |Ohio |- |May 14, 2004 |December 1, 2004<br> ({{age in days|2004|5|14|2004|12|1}} days) |[[#Emma Verona Johnston|Emma Verona Johnston]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 – 114 |August 6, 1890 – December 1, 2004<br> 114 years, 117 days |Ohio |- |December 1, 2004 |December 11, 2006<br> ({{age in years and days|2004|12|1|2006|12|11}}) |[[Elizabeth Bolden]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |114 – 116 |August 15, 1890 – December 11, 2006<br> 116 years, 118 days |Tennessee |- |December 11, 2006 |January 28, 2007<br> ({{age in days|2006|12|11|2007|1|28}} days) |[[Emma Tillman]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |114 |November 22, 1892 – January 28, 2007<br> 114 years, 67 days |Connecticut |- |January 28, 2007 |February 14, 2007<br> ({{age in days|2007|1|28|2007|2|14}} days) |[[Corinne Dixon Taylor]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /><ref>{{Cite web|url = http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/22/AR2007022201976.html|title = Corinne Dixon Taylor, 113; Family Helped Build SE|date = 2007-02-23|accessdate = 2015-11-12|website = |publisher = Washington Post|last = Holley|first = Joe}}</ref> |align=center|F |113 |April 2, 1893 – February 14, 2007<br> 113 years, 318 days |District of Columbia |- |February 14, 2007 |November 26, 2008<br> ({{age in years and days|2007|2|14|2008|11|26}}) |[[Edna Parker]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |113 – 115 |April 20, 1893 – November 26, 2008<br> 115 years, 220 days |Indiana |- |November 26, 2008 |September 11, 2009<br> ({{age in days|2008|11|26|2009|9|11}} days) |[[Gertrude Baines]]<ref name="Supercentenarians who lived in the United States" /> |align=center|F |114 – 115 |April 6, 1894 – September 11, 2009<br> 115 years, 158 days |California |- |September 11, 2009 |March 7, 2010<br> ({{age in days|2009|9|11|2010|3|7}} days) |[[Mary Josephine Ray]]<ref name="Mary Josephine Ray">[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/south-carolina/aiken/aiken-standard/2010/03-09/page-6?tag=mary+josephine+ray&rtserp=tags/?pep=mary-josephine-ray]</ref> |align=center|F |114 |May 17, 1895 – March 7, 2010<br> 114 years, 294 days |New Hampshire |- |March 7, 2010 |April 6, 2010<br> ({{age in days|2010|3|7|2010|4|6}} days) |[[Neva Morris]]<ref name="Mary Josephine Ray" /><ref name="Neva Morris">{{Cite web|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7561259/Second-oldest-person-in-world-dies-aged-114.html|title=Second oldest person in world dies aged 114|work=[[The Daily Telegraph|The Telegraph]]|date=April 6, 2010|accessdate=October 18, 2016}}</ref> |align=center|F |114 |August 3, 1895 – April 6, 2010<br> 114 years, 246 days |Iowa |- |April 6, 2010 |January 31, 2011<br> ({{age in days|2010|4|6|2011|1|31}} days) |[[Eunice Sanborn]]<ref name="Neva Morris" /> |align=center|F |113 – 114 |July 20, 1896 – January 31, 2011<br> 114 years, 195 days |Texas |- |January 31, 2011 |December 4, 2012<br> ({{age in years and days|2011|01|31|2012|12|4}}) |[[Besse Cooper]]<ref name=Diesat116>{{cite web|url=http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/05/besse-cooper-worlds-oldest-person-dies-at-age-116/|title=Besse Cooper, World's Oldest Person, Dies at Age 116|work=[[Time (magazine)|TIME]]|date=December 5, 2012|accessdate=July 6, 2013}}</ref> |align=center|F |114 – 116 |August 26, 1896 – December 4, 2012<br> 116 years, 100 days |Georgia |- |December 4, 2012 |December 17, 2012<br> ({{age in days|2012|12|4|2012|12|17}} days) |[[Dina Manfredini]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/115-year-old-Iowa-Woman-Dies-Was-Worlds-Oldest-Person-183804831.html|title=115-year-old Iowa Woman Dies, Was World's Oldest Person|work=KCRG-TV9|date=December 17, 2012|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20141113022820/http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/115-year-old-Iowa-Woman-Dies-Was-Worlds-Oldest-Person-183804831.html|archivedate=13 November 2014}}</ref><ref name="GWeaver" /> |align=center|F |115 |April 4, 1897 – December 17, 2012<br> 115 years, 257 days |Iowa |- |December 17, 2012 |April 6, 2015 <br> ({{age in years and days|2012|12|17|2015|04|6}}) |[[Gertrude Weaver]]<ref name="GWeaver">[http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/regional_news/article_c9af89aa-d834-11e4-b9fb-63e8fce27abd.html Camden nursing home resident -- almost 117 -- now the world's oldest known person]</ref> |align=center|F |114 – 116 |July 4, 1898 – April 6, 2015<br> 116 years, 276 days |Arkansas |- |April 6, 2015 |June 17, 2015<br> ({{age in days|2015|4|6|2015|6|17}} days) |[[Jeralean Talley]]<ref>{{cite news|title=Oldest American, Jeralean Talley, Turns 114 Years Old|url=http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/05/23/happy-114th-birthday-to-jeralean-talley-the-oldest-living-american/|work=TIME.com|date=May 23, 2013|accessdate=May 25, 2013}}</ref> |align=center|F |115 – 116 |May 23, 1899 – June 17, 2015<br> 116 years, 25 days |Michigan |- |June 17, 2015 |May 12, 2016<br> ({{age in days|2015|6|17|2016|5|12}} days) |[[Susannah Mushatt Jones]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/05/13/shes-only-person-left-born-1800s/84321322/|title=This woman is the only person left born in the 1800s|publisher=''[[USA Today]]''|date=May 13, 2016}}</ref> |align=center|F |115 – 116 |July 6, 1899 – May 12, 2016<br> 116 years, 311 days |New York |- |May 12, 2016 |July 8, 2016<br> ({{age in days|2016|5|12|2016|7|8}} days) |[[Goldie Michelson]]<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/113-year-old-Jewish-woman-now-oldest-person-in-the-US-453939|title=113-year-old Jewish woman now oldest person in the US|date=May 14, 2016|publisher=Jerusalem Post|accessdate=May 14, 2016}}</ref> |align=center|F |113 |August 8, 1902 – July 8, 2016<br> 113 years, 335 days |Massachusetts |- |July 8, 2016 |February 5, 2017<br> ({{age in days|2016|7|8|2017|2|5}} days) |Adele Dunlap<ref>{{cite press release|url=http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/oldest-american-goldie-michelson-dies-home-age-113-40450151|title=Oldest American, Goldie Michelson, Dies at Home at Age 113|date=July 8, 2016|location=Worcester, Massachusetts|publisher=ABC News|agency=Associated Press|accessdate=8 July 2016|quote=Young says the new oldest American is New Jersey resident Adele Dunlap, who's also 113.}}</ref> |align=center|F |113 – 114 |December 12, 1902 – February 5, 2017<br> 114 years, 55 days |New Jersey |- bgcolor="99FF99" |February 5, 2017 |Present <br> ({{age in days|2017|2|5}} days) |Delphine Gibson |align=center|F |113* |born August 17, 1903 <br> {{age in years and days|1903|8|17}} |Living in Pennsylvania |}

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