America’s Oldest Person Dies

Congratulations Neva Morris of Ames, Iowa: At 114 years and 216 days old, you are now the United States’ oldest person. Sadly, that means the previous title holder has passed. Mary Josephine Ray died on Sunday at 114 years and 294 days old. Ray was born in Canada on May 17, 1895, and moved to the United States when she was 3. Ray was also the second-oldest person in the world at the time of her death, behind Japan’s Kama Chinen, who is 114 years and 301 days old. She is survived by two sons, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.