|Birth:||18 June 1891|
Rockland, New York, USA
|Death:||6 July 2005|
Winchester, Kentucky, USA
|Age:||114 years, 18 days|
Grace Thaxton was born in Rockland, on 18 June 1891. She was the oldest person in Kentucky, the fourth-oldest person in the U.S. and the seventh-oldest documented person in the world at the time of her death. She also became New York state's all-time recordholder on 28 May 2005, aged 113 years, 344 days, breaking the record set by Mae Harrington in December 2002.
Thaxton almost lived to see her son Robert Thaxton (1915–2011) turn 90 on 12 July 2005. Thaxton's mother, Harriet Menges (1860–1969) lived to 109. Thaxton's maternal grandmother, Esther Pauline Hardenburgh (1838–1936), was nearly 98 years old. Thaxton's paternal grandfather, Peter Menges (1817–1915), also lived for nearly 98 years. 
Thaxton died several weeks later in Winchester, Kentucky, on 6 July 2005, aged 114 years, 18 days.
- ↑ G. Thaxton, 114; Oldest Resident of Kentucky Gerontology Research Group
- ↑ Verified Supercentenarian Cases – USA (as of April 28, 2007) Gerontology Research Group
- ↑ Verified Supercentenarians (Listed Chronologically By Birth Date) Gerontology Research Group