Jeralean Talley

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Birthday
23, 1899
Birthplace
Montrose, GA
Death Date
Jun 17, 2015 (116)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1899
Birthplace
Montrose, GA
Death Date
Jun 17, 2015 (116)

About

Became the world's oldest living person, living to the age of 116 years and 25 days. She also joined the ranks of the one hundred oldest people to have ever lived.

Before Fame

She and her ten siblings grew up on a farm in Montrose, Georgia, and spent their youth harvesting peanuts, yams, and cotton. In her thirties, she settled in Inkster, Michigan.

Trivia

Although she never learned to drive a car, she remained active in her later years and especially enjoyed making quilts and gambling at casinos.

Family Life

In 1936, she began her more than fifty-year marriage to Alfred Talley. In 1937, the couple welcomed a daughter named Thelma.

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At the age of 115, she was younger than only fellow supercentenarians Misao Okawa and Gertrude Weaver.

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