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    Ames resident now oldest in US

    The oldest living American is now Neva Morris, of Ames, Iowa, at age 114 years, 216 days after Mary Josephine Ray of New Hampshire died Sunday.

    I guess Ames is a good place to live.

    Oldest person in US dies in NH at age 114 - Yahoo! News



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    That's crazy that of all the millions of people living in the U.S., the oldest one lives in Ames, Iowa.



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    She was born in the 1800's. Oh my.



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    It's crazy when you really think about how long almost 115 years is, it's hard for me to even imagine how much her life has changed from when she was born to now.



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    It's crazy when you really think about how long almost 115 years is, it's hard for me to even imagine how much her life has changed from when she was born to now.
    I want to sit down and ask her one question...

    What's it like to see the Cub's win the World Series?



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I want to sit down and ask her one question...

    What's it like to see the Cub's win the World Series?
    Or Iowa State win a conf championship?


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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    "She has some hearing deficiencies and a visual deficiency, but mentally she is quite alert and will respond when she feels like it and isn't too tired," said her 90-year-old son-in-law Tom Wickersham, who lives the same care center." 90 year old son-in-law? Holy ****!!!



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    The number of people still alive that were born before 1900 has to be very, very small!
    Under 1000?
    Under 500?

    The number of people that have had a life spanning three centuries must also be very small. I would say all of them would have had to been born somewhere between 1885-1899. Maybe a few people born in 1798-99 made it to 1900, but I doubt it.

    I wonder who the first was, and what year they were born? I found an Elizabeth Pampo Israel that supposedly was born January 27th, 1875 and died October 14th, 2003.


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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    "She has some hearing deficiencies and a visual deficiency, but mentally she is quite alert and will respond when she feels like it and isn't too tired," said her 90-year-old son-in-law Tom Wickersham, who lives the same care center." 90 year old son-in-law? Holy ****!!!
    Her husband died in 1967, she was 71 at the time.



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    I think there are only a handful left of WWI vets. Maybe even 1 or 2 only? The WWII vets are now in their 80s.


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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    Incredible



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    I think there are only a handful left of WWI vets. Maybe even 1 or 2 only? The WWII vets are now in their 80s.
    Only 3 verified. 2 from UK, one from the US
    List of surviving veterans of World War I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    what the?


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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    I will apologize in advance, but being the oldest person is usually short lived.



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    Re: Ames resident now oldest in US

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    Her husband died in 1967, she was 71 at the time.
    She should have married a younger man.


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