World's oldest person dies @ 116



MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden, recognized as the world's oldest person, died Monday in a nursing home, the home's administrator said. She was 116. Bolden was born Aug. 15, 1890, according to the Gerontology Research Group, a Los Angeles organization that tracks the ages of the world's oldest people.

Guinness World Records recognized Bolden as the oldest person in the world in August after the death of Maria Esther de Capovilla of Ecuador, who also was 116.

Bolden died at the Mid-South Health and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home where she had been living for several years, said the center's administrator, Charlotte Pierce. Bolden suffered a stroke in 2004, and her family said she spoke little after that and slept much of the time.

Emiliano Mercado del Toro, 115, of Puerto Rico is now expected assume the title of world's oldest person, said Robert Young, a Guinness researcher. The Gerontology Research Group lists Toro's date of birth as Aug. 21, 1891.

Family members said this year that Bolden had 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 150 great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great grandchildren.
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Peace....



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and 75 great-great-great-great grandchildren.




I wonder what kind of diet this woman was on?

I have heard that there are places in the Caucas mountains where there are people living at the age of 150 and better...

I do not think that Guinness of such agencies are able to verify the ages of such people and therefore the public cannot be sure of how old a person really is.



Kai
yes indeed.

I'm also wondering about a banner I saw at the airport in either Dominica or Grenada, celebrating the World's Oldest Woman @ 120-or 125 (?) yrs old. That was in 2000 and I wish now I'd followed it up.

Would you like to live to 150 Saracen?
I don't think I would, if I outlived all my friends and family. Even with good health I can't imagine being grounded by age, and not buzzing around like a FireFly. Wink
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Firefly have you ever watched The Green Mile? Its a movie with Tom Hanks and Micheal Clark-Duncan. when you said "grounded by age...," "outliving all of my friends and family...," it reminded me of that movie.
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Originally posted by msprettygirl:
Firefly have you ever watched The Green Mile? Its a movie with Tom Hanks and Micheal Clark-Duncan. when you said "grounded by age...," "outliving all of my friends and family...," it reminded me of that movie.

No I haven't see the film, although I remember the name. I'll check it out. Post Philadelphia Story (which I thought was powerful and wonderful) I'm not much of a Tom Hanks fan.

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