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Born in 1899, world's oldest person dies

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>> She was sweet 16 plus 100. Susanna Jones, the world's oldest person died Thursday in New York City at the age of 116. Jones was born in Alabama in 1899. The daughter of share croppers and granddaughter of slaves. That's back when William McKinley was president and ragtime
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was the popular music. After graduating high school she moved north in 1922 to New Jersey and then New York working as a housekeeper and childcare provider. Known as Miss Susie, this was Jones at her last birthday celebration at the senior center in Brooklyn, where she lived. She retired in 1965.
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Her secret to longevity, lots of sleep and no smoking or drinking. Jones' death now leaves another 116 year old women, living in Italy, as the world's oldest person.