Betsy Baker (supercentenarian)

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Betsy Baker
Born Betsy Russell Baker
(1842-08-20)August 20, 1842
Great Brington, England, United Kingdom[1]
Died (1955-10-24)October 24, 1955
(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 an English-born American supercentenarian. She was the first listed supercentenarian by the Guinness World Records as the world's then-oldest person.[1] In 2002, researchers confirmed she had been the world's oldest living person by modern verification standards for an unknown period of time prior to her death on October 24, 1955.[1][2]

Born in Great Brington, England, in the United Kingdom, she emigrated to the United States and settled in Nebraska. She died at Tecumseh, Nebraska, aged 113 years, 65 days, after living in Johnson County for 65 years.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Kral, E.A. "NEBRASKA'S CENTENARIANS AGE 107 OR ABOVE — 1867 to 2001" (PDF). Nebraska Health Care Association. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "NEHCA list of Nebraska supercentenarians" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011. 

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