Lucy Hannah

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Lucy Hannah
Born (1875-07-16)July 16, 1875
Linden, Alabama, United States
Died March 21, 1993(1993-03-21)
(aged 117 years, 248 days)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Ethnicity African American

Lucy Hannah (née Terrell;[1] 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,[2] 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.[3] She was never the world's oldest person since Jeanne Calment was still alive at the time of her death.[3]

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  1. ^ "Official Tables from the International Committee on Supercentenarians". 
  2. ^ "Oldest Authenticated Supercentenarian--U.S. State Records". 
  3. ^ a b Young, Robert (May 2010). Maier, Heiner, ed. Supercentenarians (Demographic Research Monographs). Springer. p. 249. ISBN 978-3-642-11519-6.  (pdf)