CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hester Ford, the oldest living person in the United States, died Saturday at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, her family said.
Hester McCardell Ford was born Aug. 15, 1905, in Lancaster County, South Carolina, according to the Gerontology Research Group.
She became the oldest person in the United States when Alelia Murphy died on Nov. 23, 2019, at the age of 114.
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Ford’s death makes Thelma Sutcliffe, of Nebraska, who was born Oct. 1, 1906, as the nation’s oldest living person, according to the Gerontology Research Group.
Sept. 1, 2020, was designated as Mother Hester McCardell Ford Day by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, WSOC reported.
At 116, Ford is believed to be the oldest living American and has lived in the same home in CLT for 59 years. »