Corinne Dixon Taylor
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Corinne Taylor née Dixon (April 2, 1893 – February 14, 2007) was an American supercentenarian posthumously recognized as the oldest living American and second oldest person in the world upon the death of Emma Tillman on January 28, 2007 until her own death 17 days later. She is also the age record-holder for the District of Columbia at age 113 years 318 days.
She was born in Anacostia, the third of six children, and grew up in the Southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia, referred to as "Southeast," where she married John Blakey Taylor Sr., a bricklayer, in 1918. They first moved to Boston, but returned to Washington, D.C. soon after and moved into Frederick Douglass' old house, where Corinne's father-in-law was the caretaker. John died in 1980.
Taylor worked as a homemaker. She was noted for being an elephant figurine collector, gathering 300 miniature ones from around the world.
At the time of her death, she was in relatively good health. She was taken to the Greater Southeast Community Hospital in 2007 because she was dehydrated. On Valentine's Day of that year she died, although no official cause of death is known.
Taylor outlived three of her six children. She also had 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
- http://dcoa.dc.gov/dcoa/lib/dcoa/newsroom/2004/november/Novspot1.pdf (at age 111)
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