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The World's Oldest Person Is Turning 115 Years Old!

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Besse Cooper 115

Happy Birthday, Besse Cooper!

115 years. That's incredible!

Cooper was born in Tennessee in 1896 and moved to Georgia during World War I to find employment as a teacher. She has 12 grandchildren and more than a dozen great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Luther, died in 1963.


She was born in the 1800's. Think about that! Think of the things she's lived through, the things she's seen! Think of the advancements in culture and technology!

It's almost too much to handle thinking about it all.

Happy birthday, let's keep the record going!

[Image via AP Images.]

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26 comments to “The World's Oldest Person Is Turning 115 Years Old!”

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    and look how beautiful she is………HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY LADY

  4. 4

    at least you see old people and children as human beings, Mario. kudos for you.

  5. 5

    Happy Birthday, Besse!

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    Awesome … Happy Birthday to you. Hope all your dreams and wishes come true.

  7. yeez says – reply to this


    Unbelievable! Happy birthday, Besse!

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    If her husband died in '63, that's 48 YEARS ago, and would have put her at 67 at the time, yet here she is. She was working as a teacher during the first world war. Unreal. What a life. Happy Birthday, Besse Cooper!

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    What a beautiful gift for her children and her many generations of grandchildren.

  10. 10

    Happy Birthday Besse Cooper!
    And many more :D

  11. 11

    Quite the miracle!! Happy Birthday, Mrs. Cooper!! God Bless!!

  12. 12

    aww! and she looks pretty damn good, considering!

  13. 13

    I can hear her now. "In my day you phaggots were in the closet where you belonged."

  14. 14

    Re: Mad Dog – seriously? u just want to turn this heartwarming thread into another political cliche?

  15. 15

    happy birthday Besse!! :)

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    My great-grandmother lived until 104. She was a Cherokee Princess…lived through the OK land rush…married a European… and gave birth to my granny. We (my 34 cousins) used to listen to her stories on the porch in rural OK. We sorta of just thought it the ramblings of an old woman. In my hometown of OK there rests so far as back as my great, great, grandparents….and my beloved Irish immigrant grandfather….what other country in the world can claim to such a legacy…..My grandfather can claim ownership to 4 doctorates, 17 bs degrees, and 54 tech degrees and 72 great grandchildren….only in AMERICA……

  17. 17

    wow!! happy birthday!! :D

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    Wow! Happy bday! God bless her:)

  19. 19

    God Bless her

  20. 20

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Besse!

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    She looks great for a 115! HBD! x

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    Happy Birthday!!

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    Awww. Besse was born the same year as my grandfather. Miss him. I miss the old time stories. Happy Birthday, you look beautiful!

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    Re: granny j – Asesome, you are part of a wonderful story!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: granny j – ….AWESOME….

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    Re: Mad Dog – Trash!!