World's oldest woman dies at 115 in Texas
The world's oldest woman has died in Texas aged 115, the US media reported.world Updated: Feb 01, 2011 16:23 IST
The world's oldest woman has died in Texas aged 115, the US media reported.
Eunice Sanborn, who held the title of world's oldest person for less than three months after the death of Eugenie Blanchard, a nun from the French West Indies in November 2010, died Monday morning, the 'Daily Progress' newspaper quoted a friend as saying.
Sanborn celebrated her 115th birthday on July 20. She had been confined to her bed for several years, but was often helped to a chair outside her home in Jacksonville where she had lived for 75 years.
She was married three times, her most recent husband passing away in 1979; she outlived her only daughter, the friend was quoted as saying.
The title of the oldest living woman now goes to 114-year-old Besse Cooper of the US state of Georgia, according to the Gerontology Research Group.
The oldest man is also an American -- 114-year-old Walter Breuning of the state of Montana, the group said.