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Oldest Person in United States Dies at 113 Years Old in Clearwater
NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Apr 1, 2013

Posted on 04/01/2013 9:34:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Elsie Thompson died on March 21

The oldest person in the United States has died at age 113, just weeks before her 114th birthday.

A spokeswoman from Elsie Thompson's church in Clearwater, Fla., said she died March 21.

The Gerontology Research Group, which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, listed Thompson as the oldest living U.S. citizen after January's death of 114-year-old Mamie Rearden of South Carolina.


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To: LongWayHome

Women usually outlive their husbands. Yeah, it’s because they want to live.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 10:36:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: llevrok

Indeed. I wouldn’t want to be the oldest person alive, mostly because I didn’t budget for it. ;>)

Strangely, while I do want to live, the closer I get to the end, I find myself accepting the inevitable, and I find comfort and peace with the knowledge of what is coming.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 10:56:19 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: nickcarraway
Sometimes I awake at night with a terrible fright that I might not at last acheive my lifelong dream of wrestling away the crown from the current titleholder. The suspense is killing me. It happened again tonight whilst I was minding me own slumber. This golden hope I have worked so hard for, and sacrificed not a few promising upstarts along the race, promises incontinent glory with a lifetime supply of depends. I shall prevail in the end.
23 posted on 04/01/2013 11:16:52 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: nickcarraway

Depending on the age of the next “oldest person”, we may have seen the last American to have lived in 3 different centuries. This one was born in 1899.

Darn. I am sad to see that link to history pass away.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 11:37:59 PM PDT by married21
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To: LongWayHome
And....my aunt turns 103 this month. She still lives on her own & uses the internet. Her physical & mental health are still excellent.

That is just... cool, friend. Especially since she isn't apparently saddled with chronic pain, etc.

I have a question for each of her years.

Since it seems to have become easier for the CDC, or whomever, to keep track of the national record-keeper, and we're been receiving timely announcements of their passing (sometimes also of their successor, within the same week) I've noted that a majority of them seem to make it into the early part of their twelfth decade.

Could be my imagination.

And you know you are personally getting older when you have less questions personally you'd like to have had an opportunity to ask, such as the nature of their first experience with radio or flying machines, etc.

Now I think it would be more interesting to hear about the changes in the social and culture fronts, about the besieged extended family... that sort of thing.

Long life!

25 posted on 04/02/2013 1:57:03 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Prospero
"...Long life..."

http://www.usaweekend.com/article/20100917/HEALTH/9190314/Stay-Sharp

Alzheimers cure: Coffee, Splenda, Suntan, Apple Juice, "Silver-Surfing"... :)

26 posted on 04/02/2013 4:20:05 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: nickcarraway
The oldest person in the United States has died at age 113, just weeks before her 114th birthday.

But they were able to save the baby - Larry the Cable Guy

27 posted on 04/02/2013 5:25:03 AM PDT by kidd
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To: nickcarraway

Oldest Person?

A title that you don’t hold onto for very long.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 5:37:59 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: nickcarraway

According to Wikipedia’s “List of living supercentenarians”, there are 10 people in the world still alive who were born in the 1800s.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: tumblindice

“Women usually outlive their husbands. Yeah, it’s because they want to live.”

No way they would pass up that last chance to say “I told you so.”


30 posted on 04/02/2013 6:07:13 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: nickcarraway

She lived longer than Michael Jackson’s nose job.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 6:08:13 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Gator113
I do not want to live to be 113, but I may reconsider at 112.

I thought you were already 113. It's right there in your screen name.

32 posted on 04/02/2013 6:39:08 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: GreenHornet
According to that list, there are 57 people now alive who are 110 or older. 20 of the 57 are Japanese. Of the 49 oldest, 3 are men and 46 are women. The 14 oldest people in the US are all women. The 15th-oldest, who was born the day before President McKinley died, is James McCoubrey, an immigrant who was born in Newfoundland (which did not become part of Canada until he was 48 years old).

What is the Japanese secret? Green tea? Sushi? Sake? Kobe beef? Taking lots of baths?

33 posted on 04/02/2013 7:05:04 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Graybeard58

34 posted on 04/02/2013 7:19:03 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: Graybeard58

LOL... I miss being 58.


35 posted on 04/02/2013 7:59:49 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Gator113

Me too. I was 58 when I joined F.R. I’ll soon be 68.


36 posted on 04/02/2013 8:05:48 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

64 here.


37 posted on 04/02/2013 8:27:42 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: nickcarraway; ElkGroveDan; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon

38 posted on 04/02/2013 8:29:25 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Which is pretty much true, come to think about it)
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To: Verginius Rufus
According to that list, there are 57 people now alive who are 110 or older. 20 of the 57 are Japanese. Of the 49 oldest, 3 are men and 46 are women. The 14 oldest people in the US are all women. The 15th-oldest, who was born the day before President McKinley died, is James McCoubrey, an immigrant who was born in Newfoundland (which did not become part of Canada until he was 48 years old).

What is the Japanese secret? Green tea? Sushi? Sake? Kobe beef? Taking lots of baths?

The list consists entirely of people from Japan, the U.S., and Europe, as well as one person from Barbados. I suspect this may be because these regions keep much more complete records than the rest of the world. You would think that China, just by virtue of sheer numbers, would have a few people on the list. Also, there is no one from Russia, South America, or Africa on the list.

39 posted on 04/02/2013 8:46:34 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: nickcarraway

I plan on living forever. So far my plan is working.


40 posted on 04/02/2013 10:16:11 AM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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