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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Oldest Living American, Mamie Rearden, Dies at 114-Years Old

Mamie Rearden, Oldest American Dies
Mamie Rearden, recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest living American, has died at 114-years old. Rearden was born on September 7, 1898, in Edgefield, South Carolina, where she was raised and lived all her life. She was a school teacher for a short time, and was married to her husband for 59 years until his death in 1979. She raised 11 children. At the time of her death, she lived in the family homestead with a son and a daughter on land that had been in the family since her father’s accumulation of acreage that made him one of the area’s largest black landowners.
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