The oldest living American, North Carolina woman, Hester Ford, has died at the age of 115 years on Saturday, in the US.
This development as confirmed by her great-granddaughter Tanisha Patterson.
According to the Gerontology Research Group, who verified her as the oldest living American in 2019, Ford who died in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, was115 years and 245 days old at the time of her death, CNN reports.
Her family also disclosed that she was born on August 15, 1904, which would make her 116 years old.
On her history and background, Ford who married John Ford and had 12 children — eight girls and four boys, was born in Lancaster, South Carolina, to Peter and Frances McCardell.
In reaction to her death, Powe expressed her feelings to CNN in an email.
She said, “It is overwhelming, yet an awakening experience to realize my grandmother wasn’t just an ordinary woman, she was E-X-T-R-A-ordinary,”
“She never ‘fit into a one size fit all box’ as she was a master inventor and innovator — a trailblazer setting her own trends within the community and her home,” she said.
Powe praised her great-grandmother. She described her as steadfast and unmovable in the face of adversity.