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Oldest American celebrates 114th birthday in Pa.


Published: Fri, August 18, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

HUNTINGDON, Pa.

The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania.

The state Aging Department says Delphine Gibson hit the milestone Thursday, getting a greeting from the governor.

Gibson was born in South Carolina in 1903 and moved to Pennsylvania in 1928.

Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne says Gibson attributes her long life to a faith in God.

Gibson’s status as the nation’s oldest person is according to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks people older than 110 worldwide.


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