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Puerto Rico: World's oldest man dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The world's oldest man, a citizen of Puerto Rico, has died at age 115, El Nuevo Dia newspaper reported.

World's oldest woman dies

MONTREAL, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Julie Winnefred Bertrand of Montreal has died at the age of 115 after a month as the oldest woman in the world.

World's oldest led 'remarkable life'

MEMPHIS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The world's oldest person Elizabeth Bolden, 116, has died at a nursing facility in Memphis.

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden (née Jones) (August 15, 1890 – December 11, 2006) was an American supercentenarian woman who, at the time of her death at age 116 years and 118 days, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person. She was the last remaining documented person born in 1890.

Elizabeth Jones was born in 1890 in Somerville, Tennessee, the daughter of freed slaves.

Lizzie married Lewis Bolden circa 1908, and their first child, a son, Ezell, was born on September 21, 1909. She had seven children in total, only two of whom were still alive as of her death in 2006: Queen Esther Rhodes, 89, and Mamie Brittmon, 86. At the time of her 116th birthday in August 2006, Lizzie had 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 150 great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great-grandchildren.

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