With 115-year-old woman’s death, only five humans born in the 1800s are still living
The death of a 115-year-old woman last week leaves just five humans alive who were born in the 19th Century.
Only 35 people have been verified to have lived to be 115 years old or older, including five women who were born at the end of the 1800s who are still living.
The oldest of those, Misao Okawa, was born March 5, 1898 in Osaka, Japan, and has been verified as the oldest Japanese person ever.
Gertrude Weaver was also born in 1898, on July 4 in southwestern Arkansas to sharecropper parents.
They were born the same year as M.C. Escher, George Gershwin, C.S. Lewis, and Golda Meir.
Three women born in 1899 are still living – Jeralean Talley, born May 23 in Montrose, Georgia, Susannah Mushatt Jones, born July 6 in Lowndes County, Alabama, and Emma Marano-Martinuzzi, born Nov. 29 in Civiasco, Italy.
They were born the same year as Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Al Capone, Duke Ellington, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, and E.B. White.