Elizabeth Bolden with her grandson, James.
|Birth:||15 August 1890|
Somerville, Tennessee, USA
|Death:||11 December 2006|
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
|Age:||116 years, 118 days|
Elizabeth Bolden was born in Somerville, Tennessee, USA, on 15 August 1890. Bolden is the record holder for the state of Tennessee. She had a stroke at age 114, after which she lost the ability to speak and required a feeding tube for care. She lived to the age of 116 years, 118 days and was the world's oldest living person following the death of Maria Capovilla on 27 August 2006 until her own death. Ms. Bolden is currently the seventeenth-oldest validated person ever. At the time of her 116th birthday in August 2006, Bolden had 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 150 great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Bolden died in Memphis on 11 December 2006 at the age of 116 years, 118 days.
- Gerontology Research Group
- Los Angeles Times, December 12, 2006
- The Guardian, December 16, 2006
- Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jones Bolden Find A Grave