Jeralean Talley

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World's Oldest Person Dead at 116

Which means that a Brooklyn woman takes her place

(Newser) - Jeralean Talley managed to reign as the world's oldest person for a little more than two months. But the 116-year-old Michigan woman died yesterday at home, "just where she wanted to be," her daughter tells AP . Talley's death means that Susannah Jones of Brooklyn now gets... More »

Oldest American Celebrates Big Birthday Today

Jeralean Talley celebrating 115 years with trip to doctor

(Newser) - How do you celebrate your 115th birthday? When you're Jeralean Talley—the oldest American and second-oldest person in the world—you go to the doctor for a checkup, of course. Don't worry, it's only a precaution for the Inkster, Mich., woman, who was born on today's... More »

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