Lucy Hannah

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Birthday
16, 1875
Birthplace
Linden, AL
Death Date
Mar 21, 1993 (117)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1875
Birthplace
Linden, AL
Death Date
Mar 21, 1993 (117)

About

One of the longest-living humans in history, she was 117 years and 248 days old when she passed away in 1993.

Before Fame

An African-American woman, she left her hometown of Linden, Alabama to escape racial tensions in the South and resettled in Detroit, Michigan.

Trivia

Longevity ran in her family: her two sisters both lived to be 100, and her mother died at the age of 99.

Family Life

Her 1901 marriage to John Hannah produced eight children; only two of her children survived her.

Associated With

She was born in the same year as Jeanne Calment, the record holder (as of 2014) for world's oldest person. Calment outlived Hannah by four years.