Eunice G. Sanborn
World's oldest person was 114
Eunice G. Sanborn, 114, a Texas woman cited as the world's oldest person, died Monday morning at her home, according to Patricia Ellis of Boren-Conner Funeral Home of Jacksonville, Texas.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier online version of this story incorrectly said a daughter of Eunice G. Sanborn died in 1996 at age 90.
Sanborn had been recognized as the world's oldest person since Nov. 4, when a 114-year-old nun named Eugenie Blanchard died on the French Caribbean island of St. Barts, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group.
The gerontology group listed her as the world's oldest person, citing data from the 1900 census. Robert Young of the group said the title now passes to 114-year-old Besse Cooper of Monroe, Ga.
The gerontology group says Sanborn was born July 20, 1896, in Lake Charles, La., and moved to Texas in 1937. She told the Tyler Morning Telegraph newspaper that she had outlived three husbands and a daughter.