Sunday, January 16, 2011

The oldest person on this Earth.Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records® officially confirms Eunice Sanborn has inherited the title of Oldest Living Person at the age of 114 years 108 days, following the death of Eugenie Blanchard on November 4, 2010. Eunice was born on July 20, 1896, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.


First married in 1913, Eunice has outlived three husbands and had one daughter, Dorothy, who died in 2005 at age 90. Eunice moved to Texas, USA, in 1937 and now resides in the town of Jacksonville. She lives in a Victorian home built around 1900 and is cared for by neighbors who have known her for over 50 years.

Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records’ Editor-in-Chief, said “It’s incredible to think that Ms Sanborn was born in the Victorian era and that she’s lived across three centuries! Equally impressive is the fact that she still lives at home in a Victorian-style house that’s almost as old as she is.”

Eunice also holds the title of Oldest Living Female and Oldest Living American.

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