List of Oldest Living American titleholders

Chronological list of the oldest living person in the United States since 1974

From To Name Sex Age when
oldest
Reported lifespan State of death
Unidentified May 18, 1974 Clarida Roy [1] F ? – 110 October 19, 1863 – May 18, 1974
110 years, 211 days
Maine
May 18, 1974 August 5, 1976
(2 yrs, 80 days)
Mary Bittlebrun [1][2] F 110 – 112 March 19, 1864 – August 6, 1976
112 years, 140 days
Arkansas
August 6, 1976 December 2, 1977
(1 yr, 118 days)
Sophia DeMuth [1][3] F 110 – 111 June 30, 1866 – December 2, 1977
111 years, 155 days
Nebraska
December 2, 1977 January 22, 1981
(3 yrs, 51 days)
Fannie Thomas [1][4] F 110 – 113 April 14, 1867 – January 22, 1981
113 years, 283 days
California
January 22, 1981 13 Nov 1982
(1 yr, 295 days)
Nellie Spencer [1] F 111 – 113 24 Aug 1869 – 13 Nov 1982
113 years, 81 days
New Jersey
13 Nov 1982 October 13, 1983
(334 days)
Emma Wilson [1] F 112 – 113 May 12, 1870 – October 13, 1983
113 years, 154 days
Missouri
October 13, 1983 February 16, 1985
(1 yr, 126 days)
Mathew Beard [1] M 113 – 114 July 9, 1870 – February 16, 1985
114 years, 222 days
Florida
February 16, 1985 October 21, 1986
(1 yr, 247 days)
Augusta Holtz [1] F 113 – 115 August 3, 1871 – October 21, 1986
115 years, 79 days
Missouri
October 21, 1986 February 2, 1987
(104 days)
Mary McKinney [1] F 113 May 30, 1873 – February 2, 1987
113 years, 248 days
California
February 2, 1987 January 11, 1988
(343 days)
Florence Knapp [1] F 113 – 114 October 10, 1873 – January 11, 1988
114 years, 93 days
Pennsylvania
January 11, 1988 March 21, 1993
(5 yrs, 69 days)
Lucy Hannah [5] F 112 – 117 July 16, 1875 – March 21, 1993
117 years, 248 days
Michigan
March 21, 1993 May 7, 1994
(1 yr, 47 days)
Margaret Skeete [1] F 114 – 115 October 27, 1878 – May 7, 1994
115 years, 192 days
Virginia
May 7, 1994 6 Sep 1994
(122 days)
Wilhelmina Kott [6] F 114 March 7, 1880 – September 6, 1994
114 years, 183 days
Illinois
6 Sep 1994 30 Dec 1999
(5 yrs, 115 days)
Sarah Knauss [1] F 113 – 119 24 Sep 1880 – 30 Dec 1999
119 years, 97 days
Pennsylvania
30 Dec 1999 June 25, 2000
(178 days)
Myrtle Dorsey[1] F 114 November 22, 1885 – June 25, 2000
114 years, 216 days
Ohio
June 25, 2000 March 18, 2002
(1 yr, 266 days)
Maude Farris-Luse [1] F 113 – 115 January 21, 1887 – March 18, 2002
115 years, 56 days
Michigan
March 18, 2002 May 28, 2002
(71 days)
Grace Clawson [1] F 114 November 15, 1887 – May 28, 2002
114 years, 194 days
Florida
May 28, 2002 August 21, 2002
(85 days)
Adelina Domingues [1] F 114 February 19, 1888 – August 21, 2002
114 years, 183 days
California
August 21, 2002 29 Dec 2002
(130 days)
Mae Harrington [1] F 113 20 Jan 1889 – 29 Dec 2002
113 years, 343 days
New York
29 Dec 2002 April 20, 2003
(112 days)
Mary Christian [7] F 113 June 12, 1889 – April 20, 2003
113 years, 312 days
California
April 20, 2003 October 5, 2003
(168 days))
Elena Slough [8] F 113 – 114 July 4, 1889 – October 5, 2003
114 years, 93 days
New Jersey
October 5, 2003 May 14, 2004
(222 days)
Charlotte Benkner [1] F 113 – 114 November 16, 1889 – May 14, 2004
114 years, 180 days
Ohio
May 14, 2004 December 1, 2004
(201 days)
Emma Verona Johnston [1] F 113 – 114 August 6, 1890 – December 1, 2004
114 years, 117 days
Ohio
December 1, 2004 11 Dec 2006
(2 yrs, 10 days)
Elizabeth Bolden [1] F 114 – 116 15 Aug 1890 – 11 Dec 2006
116 years, 118 days
Tennessee
11 Dec 2006 January 28, 2007
(48 days)
Emma Tillman [1] F 114 22 Nov 1892 – 28 Jan 2007
114 years, 67 days
Connecticut
January 28, 2007 February 14, 2007
(17 days)
Corinne Dixon Taylor [1][9] F 113 April 2, 1893 – February 14, 2007
113 years, 318 days
District of Columbia
February 14, 2007 26 Nov 2008
(1 yr, 286 days)
Edna Parker [1] F 113 – 115 April 20, 1893 – November 26, 2008
115 years, 220 days
Indiana
26 Nov 2008 11 Sep 2009
(289 days)
Gertrude Baines [1] F 114 – 115 April 6, 1894 – September 11, 2009
115 years, 158 days
California
11 Sep 2009 March 7, 2010
(177 days)
Mary Josephine Ray [10] F 114 May 17, 1895 – March 7, 2010
114 years, 294 days
New Hampshire
March 7, 2010 April 6, 2010
(30 days)
Neva Morris [10][11] F 114 August 3, 1895 – April 6, 2010
114 years, 246 days
Iowa
April 6, 2010 January 31, 2011
(300 days)
Eunice Sanborn [11] F 113 – 114 July 20, 1896 – January 31, 2011
114 years, 195 days
Texas
January 31, 2011 December 4, 2012
(1 yr, 308 days)
Besse Cooper [12] F 114 – 116 August 26, 1896 – December 4, 2012
116 years, 100 days
Georgia
December 4, 2012 17 Dec 2012
(13 days)
Dina Manfredini [13][14] F 115 April 4, 1897 – December 17, 2012
115 years, 257 days
Iowa
17 Dec 2012 April 6, 2015
(2 yrs, 110 days)
Gertrude Weaver [14] F 114 – 116 July 4, 1898 – April 6, 2015
116 years, 276 days
Arkansas
April 6, 2015 June 17, 2015
(72 days)
Jeralean Talley [15] F 115 – 116 May 23, 1899 – June 17, 2015
116 years, 25 days
Michigan
June 17, 2015 May 12, 2016
(330 days)
Susannah Mushatt Jones [16] F 115 – 116 July 6, 1899 – May 12, 2016
116 years, 311 days
New York
May 12, 2016 July 8, 2016
(57 days)
Goldie Michelson [17] F 113 August 8, 1902 – July 8, 2016
113 years, 335 days
Massachusetts
July 8, 2016 February 5, 2017
(212 days)
Adele Dunlap [18] F 113 – 114 December 12, 1902 – Febuary 5, 2017
114 years, 55 days
New Jersey
February 5, 2017 May 9, 2018
(1 yr, 93 days)
Delphine Gibson F 113 – 114 August 17, 1903 - May 9, 2018
114 years, 265 days
Pennsylvania
May 9, 2018 January 8, 2019
(244 days)
Lessie Brown F 113 – 114 September 22, 1904 - January 8, 2019
114 years, 108 days
Ohio
January 8, 2019 November 23, 2019
(319 days)
Alelia Murphy F 113 - 114 July 6, 1905 - November 23, 2019
114 years, 140 days
New York
November 23, 2019 Present
0 years, 339 days
Hester Ford F 114 - 115* born August 15, 1905
115 years, 74 days
Living in
North Carolina

Chronological list of the oldest living man in the United States since 1978

      Deceased (Validated) / Under 110       Living (Validated)       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Age when
oldest
Reported lifespan State of death
Unidentified August 20, 1978 Charlie Nelson ? – 110 September 21, 1867 – August 20, 1978
110 years, 333 days
Iowa
August 20, 1978 September 5, 1980
(2 yrs, 17 days)
Charlie Phillips 108 – 110 May 5, 1870 – September 5, 1980
110 years, 123 days
Mississippi
September 5, 1980 February 16, 1985
(4 yrs, 164 days)
Mathew Beard 110 – 114 July 9, 1870 – February 16, 1985
114 years, 222 days
Florida
February 16, 1985 December 14, 1986
(1 yr, 301 days)
Joe Thomas 109 – 111 May 1, 1875 – December 14, 1986
111 years, 227 days
Louisiana
December 14, 1986 November 25, 1988
(1 yr, 347 days)
Alphaeus Philemon Cole 110 – 112 July 12, 1876 – November 25, 1988
112 years, 136 days
New York
November 25, 1988 January 21, 1989
(57 days)
Alton Gilbert 110 June 11, 1878 – January 21, 1989
110 years, 224 days
Washington
January 21, 1989 June 25, 1989
(155 days)
Oscar Dubois 109 September 7, 1879 – June 25, 1989
109 years, 291 days
West Virginia
June 25, 1989 October 16, 1991
(2 yrs, 268 days)
James Wiggins 109 – 112 October 15, 1879 – October 16, 1991
112 years, 1 day
Arkansas
October 16, 1991 June 14, 1993
(1 yr, 113 days)
Frederick Frazier 111 – 113 January 27, 1880 – June 14, 1993
113 years, 138 days
Alabama
June 14, 1993 April 25, 1998
(4 yrs, 316 days)
Christian Mortensen 110 – 115 August 16, 1882 – April 25, 1998
115 years, 252 days
California
April 25, 1998 July 17, 1998
(83 days)
Johnson Parks 113 October 15, 1884 – July 17, 1998
113 years, 275 days
Florida
July 17, 1998 December 25, 1998
(161 days)
Walter Richardson 112 – 113 November 7, 1885 – December 25, 1998
113 years, 48 days
Illinois
December 25, 1998 March 1, 2001
(2 yrs, 67 days)
John Painter 110 – 112 September 20, 1888 – March 1, 2001
112 years, 162 days
Tennessee
March 1, 2001 February 24, 2003
(1 yr, 360 days)
John McMorran 111 – 113 June 19, 1889 – February 24, 2003
113 years, 250 days
Florida
February 24, 2003 November 19, 2004
(1 yr, 269 days)
Fred Hale 112 – 113 December 1, 1890 – November 19, 2004
113 years, 354 days
New York
November 19, 2004 January 10, 2005
(52 days)
Earl Brush 111 July 17, 1893 – January 10, 2005
111 years, 177 days
California
January 10, 2005 December 7, 2006
(1 yr, 331 days)
Moses Hardy 111 – 112 January 6, 1894 – December 7, 2006
112 years, 335 days
Mississippi
December 7, 2006 January 9, 2007
(33 days)
Thomas Nelson 111/112 July 6/8, 1894/1895 – January 9, 2007
111/112 years, 185/187 days
Texas
January 9, 2007 February 8, 2007
(30 days)
Antonio Pierro 110 February 22, 1896 – February 8, 2007
110 years, 351 days
Massachusetts
February 8, 2007 December 27, 2008
(1 yr, 323 days)
George Francis 110 – 112 June 6, 1896 – December 27, 2008
112 years, 136 days
California
December 27, 2008 April 14, 2011
(2 yrs, 108 days)
Walter Breuning 112 – 114 September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011
114 years, 205 days
Montana
April 14, 2011 July 25, 2012
(1 yr, 102 days)
Shelby Harris 110 – 111 March 31, 1901 – July 25, 2012
111 years, 116 days
Illinois
July 25, 2012 September 13, 2013
(1 yr, 50 days)
Salustiano Sanchez 111 – 112 June 8, 1901 – September 13, 2013
112 years, 97 days
New York
September 13, 2013 June 8, 2014
(268 days)
Alexander Imich 110 – 111 February 4, 1903 – June 8, 2014
111 years, 124 days
New York
June 8, 2014 December 23, 2014
(198 days)
Conrad Johnson 110 January 19, 1904 – December 23, 2014
110 years, 338 days
Illinois
December 23, 2014 November 14, 2015
(326 days)
Wash Wesley 110 – 111 January 21, 1904 – November 14, 2015
111 years, 297 days
Illinois
November 14, 2015 April 19, 2016
(157 days)
Felix Simoneaux 110 May 24, 1905 – April 19, 2016
110 years, 331 days
Louisiana
April 19, 2016 May 3, 2016
(14 days)
Frank Levingston 110 November 13, 1905 – May 3, 2016
110 years, 172 days
Louisiana
May 3, 2016 July 22, 2017
(1 yr, 80 days)
Clarence Matthews 110 – 111 May 1, 1906 – July 22, 2017
111 years, 82 days
California
July 22, 2017 December 27, 2018
(1 yr, 158 days)
Richard Overton 111 – 112 May 11, 1906 – December 27, 2018
112 years, 230 days
Texas
December 27, 2018 February 27, 2019
(62 days)
Henry Tseng 111 July 12, 1907 – February 27, 2019
111 years, 230 days
California
February 27, 2019 November 23, 2019
(269 days)
CP Crawford 111 – 112 August 25, 1907 – November 23, 2019
112 years, 90 days
Illinois
November 23, 2019 February 27, 2020
(95 days)
Irving Piken 110 – 111 December 20, 1908 - February 27, 2020
111 years, 68 days
California
February 27, 2020 Present
0 years, 243 days
Lawrence Brooks 110 – 111* born September 12, 1909
111 years, 46 days
Living in Louisiana

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