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Harlem’s oldest resident is also America’s oldest — Alelia Murphy feted on her 114th birthday | New York Daily News

Ellen Moynihan, New York Daily News Alelia Murphy celebrates her 114th birthday at the Harlem State Office Building in Manhattan on Friday. (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News). Featured Image age 114, Alelia Murphy has living yet to do. Wearing a tiara, yellow suit and a smile, Murphy celebrated her birthday in Harlem on Friday. She’s believed to be the oldest person in the United States. The crowd applauded as she was wheeled into the party room and sang along to a recording of “Happy Birthday” by Stevie Wonder. Every old person should be as healthy as Murphy — her […]

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Richard Overton, World War II veteran and America’s oldest man, dies at 112 | The Washington Post Richard Overton was in his mid-30s when he began serving in World War II. It was perhaps the most important thing he did with his life, but it was far from the last.

Richard Overton was in his mid-30s when he began serving in World War II. It was perhaps the most important thing he did with his life, but it was far from the last.

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