Eunice Sanborn of Texas died on the morning of January 31, 2011, reported the Associated Press.
She was the oldest living person in the world before she passed away. The Gerontology Research Group listed her age at 114 years and 195 days. She was born in July 20, 1896 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
During her life, she was married three times and widowed three times. She first married in 1913, moved to Texas during her second marriage, and took her current last name from her third husband Grant Sanborn.
In April 2010, Sanborn became the oldest living person in the United States after Neva Norris died at the age of 113 years and 260 days. In November 2010, she became the oldest living person in the world after French nun Eugénie Blanchard died at the age of 114 years and 107 days.
After Sanborn’s death, the oldest person alive in the U.S. and in the world is Besse Cooper of Georgia. She was born on August 26, 1896 in Tennessee and is currently 114 years and 158 days old.