Jeralean Talley

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Jeralean Talley
Born
Jeralean Kurtz

May 23, 1899
DiedJune 17, 2015
(aged 116 years, 25 days)
Inkster, Michigan, United States
NationalityAmerican
Known forOldest living person (April 6, 2015 — June 17, 2015)
Spouse(s)Alfred Talley[1] (1893–1988)
(m. 1936–88; his death)[2]
ChildrenOne daughter
Parent(s)Samuel and Amelia Kurtz

Jeralean Talley (née Kurtz; May 23, 1899 – June 17, 2015) was an American supercentenarian who was, at the age of 116 years, 25 days, the verified world's oldest living person.

She was previously thought to be the oldest living American, from the death of Elsie Thompson on March 21, 2013 until Gertrude Weaver was verified to be older in July 2014.[3] Upon Weaver's death on April 6, 2015, Talley became the world's oldest living person evidence of their age.

References[change | change source]

  1. Anderson, Elisha (April 3, 2013). "Michigan woman now the oldest person in U.S." USA Today.
  2. "Alfred Talley, "United States Census, 1940"". Family Search.
  3. "At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American". MSN. 4 July 2014. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014.
Preceded by
Gertrude Weaver
Oldest verified living person
April 6, 2015 — June 17, 2015
Succeeded by
Susannah Mushatt Jones