The oldest person in the world now is an American

April 1, 2015 2:28 PM

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The oldest person in the world now is an American

With the death on Wednesday of 117-year-old Japanese woman Misao Okawa, an American, Gertrude Weaver, is now the world's oldest person.

In fact, the three oldest people in the world, as documented by the Guinness Book of Records, are Americans. Joining Weaver, who lives in Arkansas, are Michigan's Jeralean Talley and New York City's Susannah Mushatt Jones. The three are among only four people still living who were born in the 1800s....

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