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Author Topic: The Oldest Living Person Dies... and the Nineteenth Century is Nearly Dead  (Read 961 times)
RJBowman
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« on: May 13, 2016, 05:11:48 pm »

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/brooklyn-susannah-mushatt-jones-oldest-woman-dies-age-116-article-1.2635657

The world's oldest person and last American born in the 19th century, Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, has died.

The last 19th century person, Emma Morano of Italy, born four month later, still hangs on.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_living_people
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 11:51:10 pm »

The 19th Century is nearly dead? Pshaw!

To paraphrase Dickens, as long as we keep the 19th Century alive in our hearts...

I hope some oral historian talked to Ms. Jones before she passed; she's sure to have had a number of amazing stories to tell.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 08:57:27 am »

This may not be true at all. According to records. this man in Indonesia was born in December 1870. making him 145 years old  Shocked

http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/37283642

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 02:45:05 am »

Impossible my good sir. No man can live past 120.....unless he is not a man at all.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2016, 08:23:09 pm »

Not just yet:- World's oldest person: last living human born in 1800s turns 117

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Emma Morano, the last known person alive who was born in the 1800s, has celebrated her 117th birthday.

Born on 29 November 1899, four years before the Wright brothers first took to the air, she is the world’s oldest living person. Her life has spanned three centuries, two world wars and over 90 Italian governments.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2016, 12:22:52 am »

That we know of, of course!
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