Oldest US Person celebrates her 114th birthday

The oldest person living in the United States identifed as Alelia Murphy celebrated her 114th birthday this past weekend in Harlem.

The party was attended by her family, friends and state officials to honour Murphy at the Harlem State Office Building. The Harlem resident became the oldest living American after a 114-year-old Ohio woman, Lessie Brown, died in January.

Murphy was born in North Carolina and has lived in New York’s Harlem neighborhood since 1926. Her age has been verified by the Gerontology Research Group in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Murphy didn’t speak during the event at the Harlem State Office Building. But according to its program, when she is asked the secret to her longevity, Murphy replies: “Obey God and treat people right”.

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Source: CNN News