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Besse Cooper, World’s Oldest Living Person, Celebrates 116th Birthday

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At 116 years of age, Besse Cooper’s life bridges the 19th century and the 21st century.

So it’s fitting that the woman recognized as the world’s oldest living person has had a bridge named after her.

Cooper turned 116 on August 26 in her home town of Monroe, Ga., and one of her gifts was a bridge named after her by the city leaders.

She didn’t attend the ceremony, but sent a message through her son, Sidney: “I’m glad I gave them a reason to name it,” the Walton Tribune reported.

Cooper was first recognized as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records in January 2011, but had to give up the title a few months later when officials discovered that Brazilian-born Maria Gomes Valentim was 48 days older.

via Besse Cooper, World’s Oldest Living Person, Celebrates 116th Birthday.

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Written by edparnell

August 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Posted in Awesome

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  1. WOW!!! I just love elderly people get it great great great grandma staying strong and looking good.

    leetrice johnson

    August 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm


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