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Woman Believed Oldest in America Dies in N.H. at 114

Monday, 08 Mar 2010 10:15 AM

A New Hampshire woman certified as the oldest person living in the United States has died.

Mary Josephine Ray died Sunday at a Westmoreland nursing home at age 114 years and 294 days old.

The Gerontology Research Group says that until her death, Ray was the oldest person in the United States and the second-oldest person in the world.

The oldest living American is Neva Morris of Ames, Iowa, who is 114 years, 216 days.

The oldest person in the world is Kama Chinen of Japan. She is 114 years, 301 days.

Ray was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She moved to the United States at age 3. She lived for 60 years in Anson, Maine, and moved to Westmoreland in 2002 to be near her children.

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