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Oldest living American dies at 114

(CNN) — The oldest living person in the United States has died at the age of 114. Alelia Murphy passed away Saturday, Nov. 30.

The former seamstress had been recognized as the oldest living American. Murphy was a North Carolina native but lived in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood since 1926.

Alelia Murphy

Her family said she credited her longevity to God and “being a good person.”

The Gerontology Research Group says Murphy was 114 years, 140 days old when she passed away.