Gertrude Weaver

American supercentenarian

Gertrude Weaver (July 4, 1898 – April 6, 2015) was an American supercentenarian. She was born in Arkansas near the border with Texas. Weaver was the verified oldest living person in the world from April 1 to April 6, 2015.

Gertrude Weaver
Gertrude Weaver

(1898-07-04)July 4, 1898
Died(2015-04-06)April 6, 2015
(aged 116 years, 276 days)
Camden, Arkansas, United States
Known forOldest living person

She became the oldest living person in the United States upon the death of Dina Manfredini on December 17, 2012, and became the oldest living person in the world on April 1, 2015 following the death of Japanese woman Misao Okawa.[1] At the time of her death in April 2015, she was the seventh verified oldest person ever, and the third oldest person ever from the United States, after Sarah Knauss and Lucy Hannah.

On April 6, 2015, Gertrude Weaver died in Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 116 from pneumonia.[2]


  1. Camden nursing home resident -- almost 117 -- now the world's oldest known person
  2. Chaffin, Sarah (April 5, 2014). "World's oldest person, Arkansan Gertrude Weaver, dies". KATV. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
Preceded by
Misao Okawa
Oldest verified living person
April 1, 2015 – April 6, 2015
Succeeded by
Jeralean Talley