Thursday, November 15, 2007

Younger Sisters Aren't So Young

Louisiana's oldest resident is Maggie Renfro, who says she is 113. Robert Young of the Gerontology Research Group says she is the 11th oldest person in the U.S., and the 21st oldest in the world.

Young said Census records for 1900 list Renfro as 4 years old, giving her birth date as November 1895, and the 1910 census puts her age at 14. That would make her 112.

The family is long-lived: her sisters also have passed the century mark.

Renfro, Rosie Warren, 101, and Carrie Lee Thornton, 105, are the world's oldest living sibling threesome, with 320 combined years, Young said. The all-time record is 327 combined years. [Link]

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