Thursday, 4 November 2010

eunice sanborn

eunice sanborn

The world's oldest living person, Eunice Sanborn, of Jacksonville. Texas is actually a year older than records had initially suggested and she is 115 not 114, according to Yahoo News. Her family had corrected the initial record that U.S. Census Bureau mistakenly noted her birth year as 1896 when it should have been 1895.

Sanborn was pronounced the world's oldest person Thursday after the death of Eugenie Blanchard, a 114-year-old living in the French West Indies. She lives in Jacksonville with 24-hour-care by her adopted son David French and his wife Rena. Sanborn's family claims she was born on July 20, 1895 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She has outlived three husbands and her only child, Dorothy. AFP said that when Sanborn was told that she was the oldest person in the world, she simply said, "Oh, think of that."

So a fine achievement in this day of age to see the grand old age of 115 and not everyday you get told you're the oldest person alive!

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