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Retroactive Data Correction: Myrtle Dorsey (1885–2000)

LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Myrtle Dorsey of the United States– a previously validated supercentenarian who was believed to be the world’s second-oldest person at the time of her death, as well as the oldest resident of the United States.

Initially, her age was validated as 22 November 1885 by the Gerontology Research Group and was recognized during her lifetime as the oldest living person in the United States. However, in August 2023, after reviewing documentation discovered by Jimmy Lindberg, the Global Validation Commission reached the conclusion that Dorsey was two days older. She was discovered to be born on November 20, 1885. Therefore, her final age was not 114 years, 216 days, but 114 years, 218 days.

At the time of her death, she was only 2 weeks younger than the oldest living person titleholder, Eva Morris.

For more information, please view Dorsey’s Directory Profile here.

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