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World Oldest People - Nineth Spot - Carrie C. White

Carrie C. White, born Carrie C. Joyner(November 18, 1874? February 14, 1991), was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person in the world. The recognition took place as she was celebrating her 114th birthday in 1988.

Age
Born
Country
Status
116
1874
US
TBA

Carrie C. White was a resident of a Palatka Florida nursing home.In 1909 she was institutionalized when she had a nervous breakdown at the time of her divorce. Her documentation was described as impeccable, but recent research has indicated she could have been 21 rather than 35 when she was nstitutionalized. Meaning she probably died at 102 (instead of 116).

If this is the case, Jeanne Calment became the world's oldest living person not when Carrie White died February 14, 1991 (considered the United States longevity record until broken by Sarah Knauss), but immediately on the death of Florence Knapp in January 1988. However, the 1900 Census match could not be considered an unequivocal identification.
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