Death of Elsie Thompson

April 5, 1899 - March 21, 2013
Clearwater, Florida | Age 113

Oldest person in the United States dies at age 113
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The Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Florida (AP) — The oldest person in the United States has died at age 113, just weeks before her 114th birthday.

A spokeswoman from Elsie Thompson's church in Clearwater in central Florida said she died March 21.

The Gerontology Research Group, which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, listed Thompson as the oldest living U.S. citizen after January's death of 114-year-old Mamie Rearden of South Carolina.

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