Ettie Mae Greene

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Ettie Mae Greene née Thomas (September 8, 1877 – February 26, 1992) was an American supercentenarian who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the 'oldest living American' in 1991 (later, the SSA study would replace her with Lucy Hannah, who was apparently older).[citation needed] She was born in Wayside, West Virginia, and worked as a seamstress and a farmer.[citation needed] In an interview in 1991, she claimed that her longevity was due to her "good, clean living" and a milkshake she drank every day.[citation needed]

Greene died of a cold at the Springfield Comprehensive Care Center in Springfield, West Virginia.[citation needed] At the time of her death at the age of 114 years 171 days, she had nine children (four of whom she had outlived), 21 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great-grandchildren.[citation needed] She still holds the record for being the oldest person in the state of West Virginia.

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