Sarah Knauss

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Sarah Knauss
Sarah Knauss 1897.jpg
Sarah Knauss Age 17 in 1897 [1]
Sarah DeRemer Clark

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

Sarah DeRemer Knauss (née Clark; September 24, 1880 – December 30, 1999)[4] was an American supercentenarian, and the world's oldest living person between the death of Canadian woman Marie-Louise Meilleur on April 16, 1998, and her own death from natural causes at age 119 years, 97 days, and also along with Danish-born Americanman Christian Mortensen, who was almost two years younger and died just nine days after Meilleur, the last two living people born before 1884. During the last 40 days of her life, she was also the last living person born before 1885.

Knauss is the second-oldest person in history, after the possibly disputed 122-year-old Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment.

Notes[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

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