World's Oldest Person Dies in Georgia at 116

Besse Cooper fought for women's right to vote

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 5, 2012 1:18 AM CST | Updated Dec 5, 2012 2:00 AM CST

(Newser) – A former schoolteacher in Georgia has died after spending nearly two years as the oldest person alive. Besse Cooper died peacefully at the age of 116 yesterday, not long after she had her hair done and watched a Christmas video in the nursing home where...   Read full story »

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