Betsy Baker (supercentenarian)

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Betsy Baker
Born Betsy Russell Baker
(1842-08-20)20 August 1842
Great Brington, England, United Kingdom
Died 24 October 1955(1955-10-24)
(aged 113 years, 65 days)
Tecumseh, Nebraska, United States
Occupation Supercentenarian
Known for First listed oldest person in Guinness World Records

Betsy Russell Baker (August 20, 1842 – October 24, 1955) was a British-born American supercentenarian. She was the first listed supercentenarian by the Guinness World Records[citation needed] as the world's then-oldest person. In 2002, researchers confirmed she was the world's oldest living person by modern verification standards for an unknown period of time prior to her death on 24 October 1955.[1]

Born in Great Brington, England in the United Kingdom, she immigrated to the U.S. state of Nebraska. She died at Tecumseh, Nebraska, aged 113 years, 65 days, after living in Johnson County for 65 years[citation needed]. She was the second person in the world (after Delina Filkins) to have reached the age of 113 and to have been validated by modern standards.[1]

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  1. ^ a b NEHCA list of Nebraska supercentenarians
New title Oldest recognized living person
? – 24 October 1955
Succeeded by
Rosalia Spoto

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