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Maggie Barnes
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1881
Kenly
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1998
Kenly
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA

Maggie Barnes was born on March 6 in Kenly, North Carolina (in 1882 according to her family Bible).

In 1997, however, her family claimed she was the world's oldest person, born on March 6, 1880, based on her marriage certificate. In addition, the 1900 census listed her as having been born in March 1881. Although Guinness World Records decided to give the "oldest person" title to then-116-year-old Marie-Louise Meilleur of Canada (born August 29, 1880), Maggie's age was later verified to be not less than 115 years old.

She was the second-oldest African-American on record, and holds the record for North Carolina's oldest person. She died on January 19, 1998 at the apparent age of 115, from gangrene.

 
 
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 Children:
  Clara Lee Barnes (1905 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MadameB
Record added: Jul 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14960457
 


- Claire
 Added: May. 25, 2016
This should say "1882" for the birth year. While 1998-1883=115, the poster forgot to account for the 10 months after the birthday. March 6, 1882 to Jan 19, 1998 is 115 years, 319 days.
- ryoung122
 Added: Oct. 29, 2011

- Michael Harrington
 Added: Jun. 7, 2011
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