Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden, recognized as the world's oldest person, died early Monday, the administrator of the Memphis, Tennessee nursing home where she lived said Monday. She was 116. Bolden was born August 15, 1890, according to the Gerontology Research Group, a Los Angeles-based organization that tracks the ages of the world's oldest people. It is notable that she lived in three centuries, having been born in the nineteenth century.
Family members said she had 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 150 great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great grandchildren and 75 great-great-great-great grandchildren.