TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Elena Slough, documented as the nation's oldest person, died Sunday at the nursing home where her daughter died three days before. She was 114 or 115, according to different sources.
The Gerontology Research Group said Slough was born on July 8, 1889, making her 114 years old at the time of her death. But Krista Rickards, director of marketing at Victoria Manor, said Slough's son had a 1930 document that listed his mother as being born in 1888, which would have made her 115.
The oldest person on record was Jeanne Calment, a Frenchwoman who was 122 when she died in 1997.
Elena Slough, recognized as oldest American, dies
Published: Tue Oct 07, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:27 p.m.