She's how old? Oldest woman turns 115 years old
April 19, 2008 9:21pm CST
Maybe it was a lifetime of chores on the family farm that account for Edna Parker's long life. Or maybe just good genes explain why the world's oldest known person turns 115 on Sunday, defying staggering odds. Scientists who study longevity hope Parker and others who live to 110 or beyond -- they're called supercentenarians -- can help uncover the mystery of extreme longevity. There are only 75 people alive -- 64 women and 11 men -- who are 110 or older, according to the Gerontology Research Group, an Inglewood, Calif.-based group that verifies reports of extreme ages Parker, who was born April 20, 1893, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest of that group last August after the death of a Japanese woman four months her senior. Wow 115 years old. The article I read said she had outlived 2 of her own sons. So would you want to live to be this old? Me personally I don't think I would want to live to that age. It must have been so hard for her to have to bury 2 of her own kids. A person is not suppose to outlive their kids.