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Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 ... or 116?

This Aug. 13, 2016, file photo shows Roosevelt Patterson greeting his grandmother Hester "Granny" Ford during Ford's 111th birthday party. Ford was either 115 or 116 years old depending on which census report was accurate. Either way, she was the oldest living American when she died Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Charlotte, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks “supercentenarians.” They listed her age as 115 years and 245 days. (Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File)

This Aug. 13, 2016, file photo shows Roosevelt Patterson greeting his grandmother Hester "Granny" Ford during Ford's 111th birthday party. Ford was either 115 or 116 years old depending on which census report was accurate. Either way, she was the oldest living American when she died Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Charlotte, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks “supercentenarians.” They listed her age as 115 years and 245 days. (Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File)

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