US oldest man dies at 113 – PHOTO

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# 29 December 2008 07:55 (UTC +04:00)
Baku –APA. George Francis, the oldest man of the United States, died at 113. Francis died Saturday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Sacramento, California, APA reports quoting Associate Press. Francis lived 112 years and 204 days. Francis, who at his prime barely weighed more than 100 pounds, was born June 6, 1896, in New Orleans. He and his wife, Josephine Johnson Francis, had a son and three daughters. Josephine Francis died of cancer in 1964. With Francis’ death, Walter Breuning of Montana, who is 112 years, 98 days old, becomes the country’s oldest living man. At 114, Gertrude Baines of Los Angeles is the nation’s oldest living person. The world’s oldest person is Maria de Jesus of Portugal, who is 115 years, 109 days old, and the oldest man is Tomoji Tanabe of Japan, who is 113 years, 101 days.