July 16, 1875|
Linden, Alabama, United States
|Died||March 21, 1993
(aged 117 years, 248 days)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Lucy Hannah (née Terrell; July 16, 1875 – March 21, 1993) was an American supercentenarian. Hannah is the oldest ever verified person born in the U.S. state of Alabama, the second-oldest person ever from the United States and the world's third-oldest verified person ever, after Jeanne Calment and Sarah Knauss.
Before her death Hannah claimed to be a year older but investigation by the Social Security Administration's "Kestenbaum" study in 2003 proved that her age at death was actually 117 years and 248 days. She was never the world's oldest person since Jeanne Calment was still alive at the time of her death.
- "Official Tables from the International Committee on Supercentenarians". grg.org.
- "Oldest Authenticated Supercentenarian--U.S. State Records". grg.org.
- Young, Robert (May 2010). Maier, Heiner, ed. Supercentenarians (Demographic Research Monographs). Springer. p. 249. ISBN 978-3-642-11519-6. (pdf)
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