Black Positive People : At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American


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    Gertrude Weaver, right, talks with her son Joe Weaver, Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark., a day before her 116th birthday. The Gerontology Research Group says Weaver is the oldest person in the United States and second-oldest person in the world. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)


    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.

    Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday at home at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Camden, about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock. This year's festivities included the new award from the Gerontology Research Group, which analyzed U.S. Census records to determine that Weaver is the oldest living American, rather than 115-year-old Jeralean Talley, who was born in 1899.



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    Sho nuf ...

     
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    However you look at this...116 years is a long time to live in this world.
    Such a gracious woman. With modern technology her life story should be recorded for posterity. She attributes her longevity to following God...aint that great. All the best to you great lady.
     
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    Yes, she's only four (4) years shy of the biblical threshold.


     
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    almost impossible to comprehend the changes this woman would have seen in her lifetime - she was alive before australia became a country - before the start of the boer war in south africa - before the first ever motor vehicle accident in the country - she was already in her 20s when the first radio station began transmittin here - 20 men have held the presidency in her lifetime - 20 out of 44! wow just dont begin to describe it
     
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    Yes, Gertrude has been around for awhile and has seen a lot ...





     
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