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World's Oldest Woman Dies

World's Oldest Woman Dies

The world's oldest woman died on December 11th, 2006 at an amazing 116 years old.

Elizabeth Bolden was born on Aug. 15, 1890 as the daughter of freed slaves. The family said Bolden had 40 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, 150 great-great grandchildren, 220 great-great-great grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great grandchildren. Unbelievable.

What I wouldn't have given if I could have picked her brain to learn what her secrets were. If a 116 year old woman is not inspiration that you really can live healthier and longer, I don't know what is.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
that is so crazy...she must have been very wise..
Fitness Fitness 9 years
For some reason none of the articles mentioned how many children she had, they just jumped right to grandchildren and beyond. If anyone figures it out, let me know! But this is interesting, the picture above had this caption on Elizabeth Bolden, with her grandson John Louis Bolden, 74, in Memphis on April 27, 2005.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
wow!!!!!! my grandmother is 87 and i aspire to be like her.... 116 is amazing. Look at her birthday 1890?!?!? that is insane? Could you imagine to say you were born in the 1800's?!
purplesugar purplesugar 9 years
Fit, did the article say how many children she had? I assume she outlived them all...
purplesugar purplesugar 9 years
Fit, did the article say how many children she had? I assume she outlived them all...
Beth1122 Beth1122 9 years
Wow think of all the things she's seen. Her parents were freed slaves, she saw WWI and II, prohibition, the Depression, etc! Jeezy I'd love to hear her stories!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
I bet she was a active woman.
katie225 katie225 9 years
i think people who live to extremely old ages always have the same secret: no matter what you eat or what you do, STAY ACTIVE and exercise!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
wow! I could see myself super old and everyone comin' over to eat my food that I'd cooked all day long....I'd love to make it to 116!!!! And actually still be able to get around!
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