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Oldest living U.S. citizen dies at 114

By Emery P. Dalesio

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:31 a.m. HST, Jan 06, 2013

A 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died.

Two daughters say Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, who held the title as the oldest person in the country for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Georgia.

Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., said today that her mother broke her hip after a fall about three weeks ago.

Robert Young of the Gerontology Research Group said Mamie Rearden's September 1898 birth was recorded in the 1900 U.S. Census. The group, which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, listed Rearden as the oldest living U.S. citizen after last month's passing of 115-year-old Dina Manfredini of Iowa.

Rearden was more than a year younger than the world's oldest person, 115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura of Japan.

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soshaljustic wrote:
Guess it is time to lower retirement age-increase wages tremendously for all those that are working and let the COLA soar with a huge raise in SSA-Time for the US to JUMP FORWARD as the wealthiest nation on the GLOBE once again! We will be having socialised medicine and may all look forward to long lives with wonderful preventive medical technologies that only the US will offer in the Medical and Technological Service Industries of the USA of the 21st Century and beyond! Education for all of the Nation is a must in the service industries of the future! Jetsons here we come...
on January 5,2013 | 10:00AM
Kate53 wrote:
Please learn the difference between single payer and socialized medicine!! The difference is whether the government is owner/employer (socialized medicine) of the hospitals, doctors, nurses, etc. or whether government takes the place of insurance companies (single payer) and reimburses privately-owned not-for-profit hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses, etc. for services rendered.
on January 6,2013 | 01:34AM
iwanaknow wrote:
So......................who's the oldest American now?
on January 5,2013 | 11:56AM
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