Sarah Knauss

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Sarah Knauss
Born
Sarah DeRemer Clark

(1880-09-24)September 24, 1880
Died(1999-12-30)December 30, 1999
(aged 119 years, 97 days)[a][1]
Other namesSadie
OccupationFormer manager, homemaker
TitleAmerica's oldest person
Spouse(s)
Abraham Lincoln Knauss (m. 1901–1965)
Children1[2]

Sarah DeRemer Knauss (née Clark; September 24, 1880 – December 30, 1999)[3] was an American supercentenarian. She was the world's oldest living person between April 16, 1998, and her death from natural causes on December 30, 1999. She is the second oldest individual on record after Jeanne Calment, and the longest lived American person of all time.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. One source incorrectly reports her date of death as December 31, 1999.

References[change | change source]

  1. Merrill, Gary F. (February 3, 2015). Our Aging Bodies. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813575261. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  2. Devlin, Ron (January 1, 2000). "Sarah's Century". The Morning Call. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  3. http://onlineathens.com/stories/123199/obi_old.shtml#.WKNKoJGkqhA
Preceded by
Marie-Louise Meilleur
Oldest Recognized Living Person
April 16, 1998 – December 30, 1999
Succeeded by
Eva Morris