World’s oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, dies at the age of 116
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1. The world’s oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, died at the age of 116 at in New York on Friday. The spokesperson from the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Susannah died peacefully in her sleep.
2. According to a consultant for the Guinness World Records, Susannah Jones was born on July 6, 1899. Her father was a sharecropper and supported his family of 11 children by picking cotton.
3. Jones graduated from high school in 1922 and moved to New York where she worked as a nanny. She even helped start a scholarship for African-American women.
4. Susannah Jones attributed her longevity to evading from smoking and alcohol as well as getting lots of sleep.
5. She served as one of the last human links to the 19th Century. After her demise, the title of World’s oldest person will be held by Emma Morano from Verbano in Italy.