A 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died, two of her daughters said Saturday.
Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, born September 7, 1898, held the title as the country’s oldest person for about two weeks, died Wednesday in a Augusta, Ga. hospital, after a fall that broke her hip about three weeks ago.
Mamie was married to her husband Oacy for 59 years until his death in 1979, she raised 11 children, 10 of whom are living. She lived in the family homestead with a son and a daughter on land that had been in the family since her father’s accumulation of acreage made him one of the area’s largest black landowners.
Gerontology Research Group, the company which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, listed Mamie Rearden as the oldest living American after the passing of 115-year-old Dina Manfredini of Iowa on December 21, 2012
Rearden was a year younger than Jiroemon Kimura of Japan who became the world’s oldest personon December 28, 2012 at115-year-old.