One of the longest-living humans in history, she was 117 years and 248 days old when she passed away in 1993.
An African-American woman, she left her hometown of Linden, Alabama to escape racial tensions in the South and resettled in Detroit, Michigan.
Longevity ran in her family: her two sisters both lived to be 100, and her mother died at the age of 99.
Her 1901 marriage to John Hannah produced eight children; only two of her children survived her.
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.