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Oldest Living Person, American Besse Cooper, Celebrates her 116th Birthday

Posted by admin on Aug 28, 2012

The world’s oldest living person reached another milestone Sunday when she celebrated her Sweet 116. Monroe, Ga., woman Besse Cooper has become only the eighth person in the world — and the fourth American — verified to have turned that age, according to Guinness World Records.

Cooper, whose maiden name was Brown, was born on Aug. 26, 1896, in northern Tennessee — the same year as comedian George Burns and writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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