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Susannah Mushatt Jones

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Susannah Mushatt Jones
Susannah Mushatt

July 6, 1899
DiedMay 12, 2016 (aged 116 years, 311 days)
Known forOldest living person
(June 17, 2015 - May 12, 2016)
Henry Jones (m. 1928–1933)
ParentCallie & Mary Mushatt[1]

Susannah Mushatt Jones (July 6, 1899 – May 12, 2016) was an American supercentenarian who was, at the age of 116, the world's oldest living person.[2] Jones was the last living American person born in the 19th century.

At the time of her death in May 2016, she was considered as the 3rd-oldest person ever from the United States, after Sarah Knauss and Lucy Hannah. After Hannah's age was debunked in 2020, it turned out that she was the 2nd-oldest person ever from the United States at the time of her death behind only Sarah Knauss. However, in April 2023, Delphia Welford (1875 - 1992) has been validated,[3] so Jones was in fact the 3rd-oldest person ever from the United States.

She has received tributes from the United States House of Representatives[4] and from the Alabama House of Representatives "for a remarkable lifetime of exceptional achievement lived during three centuries".

References[change | change source]

  1. "Happy 116th birthday to Susannah Mushatt Jones, our new oldest person record holder". guinnessworldrecords.com.
  2. "Current Validated Living Supercentenarians". Gerontology Research Group.
  3. "Historical validations by the Gerontology Research Group". Archived from the original on May 2, 2023. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  4. Edolphus Towns. "A TRIBUTE TO SUSANNAH MUSHATT JONES ON HER 113TH BIRTHDAY -- HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS (Extensions of Remarks - July 11, 2012)". Congressional Record 112th Congress (2011-2012). Retrieved June 13, 2013.[permanent dead link]
Preceded by
Jeralean Talley
Oldest verified living person[broken anchor]
June 17, 2015 – May 12, 2016
Succeeded by
Emma Morano
Preceded by
Jeralean Talley
Oldest living American
June 17, 2015 – May 12, 2016
Succeeded by
Goldie Michelson