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Ethiomonarchist

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I can't believe I'm posting this before KYM, but the verified oldest person in the world has died in Japan at age 117.  The title of oldest person now passes to an American.

http://news.yahoo.com/worlds-oldest-person-dies-117-japan-035640645.html

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Yeah, I have a lot of updates to do to this thread. I'll try and get to them soon. Thanks for helping with this Ethio.[smile]
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After holding the title of the world's oldest person for just 6 days, the oldest person in the world has died. 

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/arkansas-woman-believed-oldest-person-world-dies/story?id=30129311

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

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Unfortunately I don't even remember all the milestones that happened since I last informed you all (on January 16th) of the news about the really old people. I may try and find out the obvious ones this week. Then I will catch up, admittedly less thoroughly than if I'd kept up with this during the last college semester. Thanks to Ethiomonarchist for at least mentioning the deaths of the last two people from 1898 back in April.
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OK, now to catch up on this thread:

The first milestone I missed was unfortunately a death, but not of somebody who was fully validated during their lifetime. Normally, this means I wouldn't post on it, but this particular supercentenarian was reportedly the oldest in their country. 

Marie Jensen of Denmark died on January 30th, 2015, reportedly at the age of 110 years, 139 days. Her birth-date was reported to have been June 5th, 1904. Sadly, this date of birth was only partially proven before Ms. Jensen's passing. 

http://www.thelocal.dk/20150202/denmarks-oldest-woman-dies-110

Marie Elisabeth Børsting Jensen (her full name) died in Sevel, a town in northwestern Jutland (I think that's the big peninsula). 

Denmark now has no living supercentenarians, however, the country's new oldest person (according to the media at least) and oldest man are 109 as of this month. Ms. Jensen's successor as oldest Dane is Signe Højer, who is supposedly 109 as of the time the above linked article was posted (2/2/15). Ms. Signe Højer might be the last living Dane born in 1905, assuming she can eventually be validated and that there are no other 109-year-old women in Denmark. The oldest living man in Denmark according to news reports is Georg Ingwersen Jensen, who was supposedly born in June 1906. He was eventually be validated if he can make it to 110 one year from this month.
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Ora Holland, the youngest survivor of the 19th century as of the start of 2015, sadly passed away in Oklahoma on February 11th, 2015 at the age of 114 years, 49 days. Ms. Holland was born in Missouri on December 24th, 1900, only about a week before the end of the 19th century. With her death, only 10 people remained from the 19th century, and yes I do mean remained. (Sadly, 4 other survivors of the 19th century have died in the 4 months since Ora Holland's death.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supercentenarians_who_died_in_2015

The link above gives a source for Ms. Holland's death, unfortunately that source is now a blank page.

It is rather haunting to think that after the passing of Ora Holland, a person could count on their fingers only all the remaining people from that extraordinary century which saw the birth of our modern industrial civilization.
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En-men-lu-ana of Bad-tibiria ruled for 43,200 years...
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En-men-lu-ana of Bad-tibiria ruled for 43,200 years...


But En-men-lu-ana has not been validated. He may only exist in mythical time, which would kinda disqualify him.
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As someone who is majorly interested in Assyriology, that was a bit of a joke. As you are someone who lists their religion as neopaganism, I find it curious that you would dismiss it as mythical.
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When I say mythical time, I mean something other than "not true". It's hard to explain in English really.
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OK, so it turns out that after Ora Holland died, there were not only 10 remaining people left from the 19th century. There were actually 11, one case in Japan having been verified since February. I will note, though, that as of this post only 6 of those 11 are still with us, and I'll catch up with all the milestones soon. Including the 5 19th-centuryers to have died after Ora Holland's passing. I just need to get all the milestones straight first.
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