Last Surviving Person Born in the 1800s Dies at 117

Emma Morano, an Italian woman recently died at 117 years of age.  She is the last link to the 19th century, having been born on November 29th, 1899.  Her life spanned 3 centuries.

 “She had an extraordinary life, and we will always remember her strength to move forward in life,” said Silvia Marchionini, the mayor of Verbania, a small village of some 2,000 residents.

According to the US-based Gerontology Research Group (GRG), Morano ceded the crown of the world’s oldest human being to Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900.

Morano’s death, at the age of 117 years and 137 days, means there is no one living known to have been born before 1900.

Her first love died in World War I, but she married later and left her…



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