These 5 Women Are The Last Living Ladies of the 1800’s, And We’re Bowing Down

by Jamie Bogert

Between 1888 and 1899 the first auto repair shop opened, Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk, and Edwin Prescott patented the roller coaster. More extraordinary than canned milk, though, is that there are 5 people who were born during those years who are actually still alive today and, damn, they look good.

Bringing new meaning to, “I’ve seen it all” these five women have been through some of the greatest moments in history all over the world. And it’s no surprise that this list is made up of ladies either. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy in the U.S. is at an all time high, and if you’re impressed by 116 years check out this statistic: a girl born in 2012 will likely live 5 years longer than a boy born the same year.

Long live the queens! 

Susannah Mushatt Jones, 115-Years-Old (Born July 6, 1899) U.S.

Misao Okawa, 116-Years-Old (Born March 5, 1898) Japan

Gertrude Weaver, 116-Years-Old (Born July 4, 1898) U.S.

Emma Morano, 115-Years-Old (Born November 29, 1899) Italy

Jeralean Talley, 115-Years-Old (Born May 23, 1899) U.S. 

(Jeralean is kind of over the whole living 100+ years thing)

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