Oldest U.S.-Born Person Dies at 114 in New York

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A 114-year-old woman believed to be the oldest native-born American and the third-oldest person in the world has died at a New York nursing home.

Olivia Patricia Thomas died Monday in the St. Francis Home of Williamsville, near Buffalo. She had lived there since 2004. She's being remembered as a dedicated gardener who loved to travel the world.

The Gerontology Research Group tracks supercentenarians and says Thomas was the oldest person born in the United States. She was born June 29, 1895.

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