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Jeralean Talley
Jeralean Kurtz

May 23, 1899
Died June 17, 2015
(aged 116 years, 25 days)
Inkster, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Known for Oldest living person (April 6, 2015 — June 17, 2015)
Spouse(s) Alfred Talley (1893–1988)
(m. 1936–88; his death)
Children One daughter
Parent(s) Samuel and Amelia Kurtz

Jeralean Talley (née Kurtz; May 23, 1899 – June 17, 2015) was an American supercentenarian who was, at the age of 116 years, 25 days, the verified world's oldest living person.

She was previously thought to be the oldest living American, from the death of Elsie Thompson on March 21, 2013 until Gertrude Weaver was verified to be older in July 2014. Upon Weaver's death on April 6, 2015, Talley became the world's oldest living person evidence of their age.

Preceded by
Gertrude Weaver
Oldest verified living person
April 6, 2015 — June 17, 2015
Succeeded by
Susannah Mushatt Jones
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