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Report: World’s oldest person dies

Besse Cooper, of Monroe, holds distinction at 114

Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 3:42 pm

The world’s oldest person has died, her hometown newspaper reported.

The Jacksonville (Texas) Daily Progress said Eunice Sanborn died at 6 a.m. CST Monday. That makes Besse Cooper, of Monroe, the world’s oldest person at 114 years, 158 days, old.

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  • Sandy G posted at 4:05 pm on Thu, Feb 3, 2011.

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    I would be interested in knowing more of Besse Cooper's husband's family tree. My great grandmother was Ora Cooper Wright from Monroe (Walton county) and I don't have a lot of information on my family tree. Ora Cooper was married to Albert Mell Wright and their children were Ruby Martha Wright, Alberty Mell Wright, Jr. , Nettie Wright Upshaw. These are all the siblings that I am aware of at this time. I am curious to know if Besse Cooper's husband, Luther, was any kin to our Coopers. Thanks Sandra K. Gruber skgruber@usit.net.