Oldest Living Person In U.S. Dies At 114
By Daniel Crumbley
January 9, 2019
The woman who was the oldest living person in the United States is dead. The daughter of Lessie Brown said that her 114-year-old mother died Tuesday morning at her Cleveland Heights home in Ohio. Wilson became the oldest person in March after the death of a Pennsylvania woman who was also 114 according to the Gerontology Research Group. She had five children and has more than 50 descendants, including two great, great, great-grandchildren. The new oldest living person in the U.S. is Alelia Murphy of New York, who is 113 years and 186 days. The oldest living person in the world is 116-year-old Kana Tanaka of Japan.