Lucy Hannah
Birth: 16 July 1875
Alabama, USA
Death: 21 March 1993
Michigan, USA
Age: 117 years, 248 days
Country: USA FlagUSA
Lucy Hannah (née Terrell; 16 July 1875/12 August 1895? – 21 March 1993) was an American supercentenarian who is validated as the fifth-oldest person ever, supposedly one of only 10 people to reach 117, and the oldest African-American person ever.


Lucy Hannah claimed to have been born in Alabama on 16 July 1875. At the time of her death, at the age of 117 (claimed 118) years, 248 days, she was the second-oldest living person behind Jeanne Calment (who was five months older than her) and is the oldest person to never hold the oldest living person record. She died in Michigan on 21 March 1993.

Age issues

Her age was verified by the Kestenbaum Study. But recently, members of The 110 Club (a group dedicated to supercentenarians) have cast doubts on Hannah's claim to 117. According to the research found so far, she could have been born 12 August 1895.


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