Oldest Living U.S. Citizen Dies At 114

(January 6, 2013)—Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, S. C., the 114-year-old woman who was briefly the oldest living U.S. citizen, has died.

Two of her daughters say Rearden, who held the title as the oldest person in the country for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Georgia.

Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., said Saturday that her mother broke her hip after a fall about three weeks ago.

Robert Young of the Gerontology Research Group said Mamie Rearden's September 1898 birth was recorded in the 1900 U.S. Census.

The group, which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, listed Rearden as the oldest living U.S. citizen after last month's death of Dina Manfredini, 115, of Iowa.

Rearden was more than a year younger than the world's oldest person, Jiroemon Kimura, 115, of Japan.


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