|Born||Elsie Marie Calvert
April 5, 1899
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||March 21, 2013
(aged 113 years, 350 days)
Clearwater, Florida, U.S.
|Title||Oldest living American from January 2013 until her death|
|Spouse(s)||Ronald L. Thompson (1899-1986)
(m.1921–1986; his death)
|Children||One: George Thompson (b.1941)|
|Parents||Joseph Calvert and Ida Johnston|
Elsie Marie Thompson (née Calvert; April 5, 1899 – March 21, 2013) was an American supercentenarian who, at the time of her death at age 113 years, 350 days, was the oldest living American and the fourth oldest living person in the world.
Elsie Marie Calvert was born on April 5, 1899. In 1921, she married Ronald L. Thompson (August 19, 1899–June 1986), an Army veteran of both World Wars and a Republican politician who served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for twelve years. She was a flexitarian (she avoided meat outside of chicken and salmon), and enjoyed coffee and cookies. She was a Republican and a Christian, and enjoyed singing hymns.
Thompson cited her love of people as her reason for a long life.
- List of supercentenarians from the United States
- List of the verified oldest people
- List of the verified oldest women
- List of supercentenarians who died in 2013
- Oldest people
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|Oldest living American
January 2, 2013 – March 21, 2013
|Oldest living person in Florida
December 31, 2010 – March 21, 2013
Antonia Gerena Rivera