Congrats to Hester Ford! She’s 114 years old, and now the oldest living American. The former oldest person, Alelia Murphy passed away at the age of 114 this week.
Hester Ford was apparently born in 1905, but no one knows for sure since birth records weren’t officially recorded when she was born. She’s lived in Charlotte since 1953, and seen lots of changes in the city. She was born in Lancaster County, SC and is the youngest daughter of a farmer. Back in 2016 Hester went viral after reciting a bible verse at 111 years old.