What is the age of the oldest person you have ever met?

Elderly man - What's the oldest person you know?
United States
August 10, 2007 9:13pm CST
Since I don't come into contact with many people I have to say the oldest person I have ever known is my grandmother. She passed away about ten years ago at the young age of 96. From what I know of my relatives the women in my mother and my fathers families all lived well into their 90's. My mother will be celebrating her 82nd birthday in September and she has more energy and get up and go than I do at 60! She basically has no health problems except for an accident she had 2 years ago and surgery she had on her foot that has slowed her walking down a bit but other than that she is healthy and I can see her living many more years. How old is the oldest person you have ever known? Is it a relative or an acquaintance?
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@ashar123 (2359)
• India
12 Aug 07
The oldest person I met and still meet is my mother's grandmother. She is 101 and still living healthy life. I am from Pakistan and Pakistan got independence in 1947 from British rule. My mother's granmother was born in 1906 and she remember all the british rule. The british rule started from 1857 and ended in 1947. She remembers World War 1 and II. She also saw independence. She has seen four generations so far.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
12 Aug 07
One of my friends mother lived to be 101. Most of her life she got to live by herself but the last three in a nursing home.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
11 Aug 07
My husbands grandmother is the oldest person I have every met. She is turning 95 this year and is still going strong. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
• United States
11 Aug 07
I've known many people between the ages of 95 and 103 or 4. Rather than worry about how old the oldest one is, I find it more fascinating to discover what the world was like when they were children. I have talked with several people who actually travelled by wagon train when they were children. Some of them did the cliche and ran off with the circus. Others can recall great events from early in the 1900's because they were teens and adults by 1920 or so. I recommend that you find some older people who are still sharp mentally and see what you can learn from them before they leave the world and you're left to only read about it in books. I met one woman about 10 years ago whose father and uncles had fought in the US civil war. I met someone recently whose grandfather did work for Abe Lincoln in Illinois before he became president.
• United States
11 Aug 07
I enjoyed listening to the stories my grandmother used to tell me about her life as a child and teenager and now love to listen to my mothers stories.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
12 Aug 07
My husbands great grandmother is 105. she will be 106 this november. she lived by herself up until about a year ago. she lives in an nursing home now, but in the assisted living side because she can still take care of herself for the most part. she still remembers people and has her wits about her for the most part.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
11 Aug 07
my grandmother was 103 when she passed away...so i guess that is the oldest person that i have ever known or been related to.
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@mellyoz (447)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
I used to work at a hospital and once meet a lady who was 100 when i meet her she still knew everything that was going on i left 2 years later and she was still alive.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
11 Aug 07
well, my great grandmother passed away and she was 92. She had a lot of friends older and such but I don't remember any of their ages. So I'll just stick with 92... my great grandmother. I don't think age makes one old, I think you make yourself old. Of course, sometimes things come with age that you can't prevent, but still.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Aug 07
I am in contact with a lot of people in my daily life. I go to a lot of A.A. functions/meetings etc. So I meet a lot of people in a years time. Now last year I met this great woman of as she says, 101 years young. She has been sober longer than A.A. has been around. I think A.A. has been around like 67 years or so if my memory recalls correctly. I have not seen Gramma Ann since so I have no idea if she is 102 now. But she was great. I would say in my life I've met maybe 20 people or so near or over 100 years of age. This is in a 50+ year span remind you. Hee hee. I'm over half way to the century mark. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@anousha (406)
• Mauritius
11 Aug 07
I think the oldest person I've met was about 90 years old. She is an acquaintance of my mom.
@pendragon (3352)
• United States
11 Aug 07
My maternal grandma who was 94.Second closest is my paternal grandma who was 92.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
11 Aug 07
The oldest person I know would definetley be a family member. My aunt who was 98 passed away not to long ago. I have another uncle who is 92 and his wife is 89. Yet another uncle of mine who retired down to Florida is 87. Most of my mothers brothers and sisters are much older than she is (she is 54).
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Aug 07
The Lady who ran the old boarding house my Dad used to live at. She was 98 years old. She stopped bringing her boarders breakfast up the steep stairs at 90 years of age. Before that, she brought each one breakfast. I wish I could have gone to see my Great, Great Aunt Maude, but I had to go to work when my Mom went to see her. It was GGAM's 102 birthday. She was in a nursing home because her body, mostly her hips gave out. But I heard her mind was still good as a whip!