World's oldest person dies
[ 2006-12-13 16:25 ]
This video screengrab shows Elizabeth 'Lizzie'
Bolden, who was recognized as the world's oldest person. She was
116. Bolden died in a
Memphis, Tenn., nursing home Monday, Dec. 11,
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden, recognized as the
world's oldest person, died Monday in a nursing home in Tennessee, according
to reports. She was 116.
Bolden was born Aug. 15, 1890, according
to the Gerontology Research Group, a Los Angeles organization that tracks
the ages of the world's oldest people.
Guinness World Records recognized Bolden as the oldest person in the
world in August after the death of Maria Esther de Capovilla of Ecuador,
who also was 116.
Bolden died at the Mid-South Health and Rehabilitation Center, a
nursing home where she had been living for several years, said the
center's administrator, Charlotte Pierce.
Bolden suffered a stroke in 2004, and her family said she spoke little
after that and slept much of the time.
Family members said this year that Bolden had 40 grandchildren, 75
great-grandchildren, 150 great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great
grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great
home : 养老院