World’s oldest person dies in NYC, aged 116 Reuters

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World’s oldest person dies in NYC, aged 116

Reuters

Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, has died at the age of 116 years, 311 days.The supercentenarian died at 8:26 p.m. Thursday evening at her senior home in Brooklyn, the Gerontology Research Group’s Robert Young told the Daily News.She was the last known American to have been born in the 1800s, and there is currently only one more person in the world verified as having taken breath in the 19th century.

Susannah Mushatt Jones (right), the world's oldest woman, has died at age 116 in Brooklyn.

Susannah Mushatt Jones (right), the world’s oldest woman, has died at age 116 in Brooklyn.

(DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

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GRG, which works with the Guinness Book of World Records, said that the oldest person is now Emma Morano-Martinuzzi, an Italian born on Nov. 29, 1899.

Jones celebrated her 116th birthday last July with family and friends.(BYRON SMITH FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Her cake paid tribute to her love of chicken drumsticks and bacon.(BYRON SMITH FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Jones celebrated her 116th birthday last July with family and friends. Her cake paid tribute to her love of chicken drumsticks and bacon.

The queen of King’s County inherited the title of world’s oldest person from Jerlean Telley, a Michigan woman who died last year at the age of 116.

Jones, known to loved ones as “Miss Susie,” told the Daily News last year that she credited her long life to getting sleep, not smoking and not drinking, though she admits that she loves and often eats bacon.

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Her one marriage lasted only briefly, but the woman — born during the McKinley administration — has more than 100 nieces and nephews.

Italy's Emma Morano Martinuzz is now believed to be the world's oldest person and the last person born in the 19th century.

Italy’s Emma Morano Martinuzz is now believed to be the world’s oldest person and the last person born in the 19th century.

(ANTONIO CALANNI/AP)

Young said that he had met her in April, but that he had only heard her say she was tired.

Jones was the third American in a row to be able to call the every one else on the planet a whippersnapper.

Jones said she avoided smoking and drinking. Above, Jones in her youth.

Jones said she avoided smoking and drinking. Above, Jones in her youth.

(DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

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The oldest American is now Goldie Michelson, a 113-year-old in Massachusetts originally from Russia, according to the GRG.

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