Susannah Jones
Susannah Jones


Susannah Mushatt Jones


July 6, 1899


New York, United States


May 12, 2016


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Susannah Mushatt Jones (or Susannah Jones) (born July 6, 1899 – died May 12, 2016) is an American supercentenarian who at the age of 116 years is the oldest living person in the world and the oldest living African American. As of 20 July 2018, she is the oldest resident of the state of New York, which is close to Ontario, Canada.

On July 6, 2012, Jones celebrated her 113th birthday in New York, United States and they were impressed with the birthday party.

In September 2012, Jones went to do Ben and Toad's Contest as a guest for all of the 20 weeks (including week 17). She liked Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, all of the three judges and not the co-host Koto Okubo but she liked Star Jones.

She has been the oldest living person since Jeralean Talley's death, after the end of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup group stages.


  • Only 2 supercentenarians have the surname "Jones" that are living born in the 1890's, with the other being Grace Jones. Although she was born in the USA and the other was born in the UK.


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