World's Oldest Japanese Woman Turns 116
Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person, looks on her 116th birthday celebration at Kurenai Nursing Home on March 5, 2014 in Osaka, Japan. Okawa, born in Tenma, Osaka, on March 5, 1898 to a family of Kimono merchants, married in 1919 and had three children, of which a daughter and a son are still alive, and has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Okawa is currently 116 years old.Buddhika Weerasinghe—Getty Images
World's Oldest Japanese Woman Turns 116
Gertrude Weaver
Oldest American
Bernice Madigan, on the cusp of her 110th birthday, is one of just 25 or so known supercentenarians in the world. She lives in Cheshire, Mass. with her niece, Elaine Daniels, who is throwing her a huge birthday celebration with hundreds of invitees on Saturday, July 25, 2009.
Emma Morano-Martinuzzi was born on Nov. 29, 1899 and is 114 years old.
Antonia Gerena Rivera May 19, 1900 and is 114 years old.
Ethel Lang celebrates her 107th birthday with her great great grandchildren on Sept. 21 1987 in the Bear Creek Nursing Home. Lang was born on May 27, 1900.
Born September 8, 1900, Blanch Arrington Cobb celebrated her 110th birthday in 2010. She lives with her daughter on the Northside in Jacksonville, FL.
Anna Stoehr blew out the 112 candles on her birthday cake with the help of her great grandchildren on Oct. 14, 2012 in Millville, Minn., where about 180 invited guests celebrated Stoehr's birthday. Stoehr is believed to be the oldest independently living person in the world.
Goldie Steinberg was born on Oct. 30, 1900, and is 113 years old.
Merle Barwis, 111 years old enjoys a birthday beer with family in Victoria, B.C. December 23, 2011.
Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person, looks on her 116th birthday celebration at Kurenai Nursing Home on March
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