Mamie Rearden, oldest American, dies at 114

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A 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died.

The Augusta Chronicle reports Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, South Carolina, who held the title as the oldest person in the country for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Georgia.

Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., said Saturday that her mother broke her hip after a fall about three weeks ago.

“Gerontology Research Group, which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, listed Rearden as the oldest living American after last month’s death of 115-year-old Dina Manfredini of Iowa. Rearden’s Sept. 7, 1898, birth was recorded in the 1900 U.S. Census, the group’s Robert Young said. – August Chronicle”

The world’s oldest person, 115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura, lives in Japan.

Read more: Augusta Chronicle

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