Published On: Sat, Feb 14th, 2009

World's Oldest Woman, Maria de Jesus, dies in Portugal

World’s Oldest Woman, Maria de Jesus, dies in Portugal

World’s oldest woman, Maria de Jesus (b. 10 September 1893), has passed away in her native Portugal at the age of 115.

Maria was crowned the world’s Oldest Living Woman by Guinness World Records on 28th December upon the death of Edna Parker (USA, 20 April 1893 – 26 November 2008).

114-year old Gertrude Baines of Los Angeles, California (b. 6 April, 1894) is likely to become Maria’s successor to the title. However, an official announcement will not be made until Guinness World Records has completed its investigation of the category.

source: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2009/01/090102_worlds_oldest_woman_dies.aspx

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