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U.S. woman named world’s oldest person at 115

A 115-year-old woman in the U.S. has been crowned the oldest person in the world, after previous record holder from Georgia passed away at the age of 116 earlier this week.

At 115 years and 245 days, Dina Manfredini of the Des Moines, Iowa, inherited the title after Besse Cooper of Georgia passed away.

Manfredini, a mother of four, was born in Italy on April 4, 1897. She came to the U.S. when she was just 23 years old with her late husband in 1920, the New York Daily News reported.

“I’m old, old lady, but I work. Work hard. I like work,” Manfredini told The Des Moines Register back in 2004.


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