How old is the oldest person in Sacramento? The oldest man in Sacramento lived to 112. George Francis, the nation’s oldest man, who lived through both world wars, died at a nursing home in Sacramento. What have these centenarians in common? They all live or lived at least four or more years in the 19th century, 100 years in the 20th century, and 8 or more years in the 21st century. UCLA gerontologist Dr. Stephen Coles, who maintains a list of the world’s oldest people, said Francis lived 112 years and 204 days. See more information on this Sacramento resident at the article, Oldest U.S Man, 112, Dies in Sacramento | news10. Now who’s celebrating her 115th birthday today? It’s Besse Cooper, perhaps the oldest woman in the nation or even in the world.
Interestingly, the possibly oldest woman in the world has her Associated Press photo in the media, and she doesn’t look older than her late seventies. But she’s 115. See the NY Daily News article, Besse Cooper, world’s oldest woman to celebrate 115th birthday in Monroe, Georgia. Is there something about her longevity genes that can help others increase their lifespans? New reports didn’t include what her life-long diet was like or her lifestyle other than she had a career as a teacher and is a great-great grandmother.
You’ve heard of super centenarians living in the nation called Georgia. But Besse lives in a small U.S.A. town called Monroe, in the state of Georgia. The last surviving World War One veteran, Frank Buckles, passed on recently at the age of 109. See the site, Frank Buckles.
Besse Cooper, who lives in a nursing home, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records where her birthdate is confirmed. She has a 76-year old son. Fortunately, she has a clear mind for thinking and talking at age 115. Her birthdate is August 26, 1896.
What do 115-year old people do all day in a nursing home? According to her son, she sleeps a lot. The mother of great-great grandchildren had a career as a teacher and has been widowed since 1963. But the Guiness Book of Records already recorded an even older living woman who resided in Brazil who is 48 days older–until the Brazilian woman passed on in June at age 114.
So this leaves Cooper at 115, so far, the oldest woman. What this proves from looking at numerous super centenarians is that the human body is capable of living to 120 or who knows how long, depending upon your genes, environment, lifestyle, and perhaps how your individual body responds to your life-long type of food.