Eunice G Sanborn

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The Independent Online

Eunice G Sanborn was a Texas woman who was cited as the world's oldest person. She died on 31 January at her home in Jacksonville, Texas at the age of 114. Sanborn was born in July 1896 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and moved to Texas in 1937. She outlived three husbands and a daughter, who died in 1996.

"I don't know how long I'll be here, but I've enjoyed it," she said in 2007. "Life is a wonderful thing if you make it that way. If you don't make it right, it isn't wonderful."

The title of world's oldest person now passes to 114-year-old Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia.