Bessie Hendricks, a resident of Lake City, Iowa has officially become the oldest person in the United States after celebrating her 115th! birthday on Monday, November 7.
According to reports, Bessie, born all the way back in 1907, has lived through a whopping 21 presidents, two World Wars, the sinking of the Titanic, man landing on the moon, and just about anything else that’s happened in the living memory of any human on Earth.
Bessie celebrated her latest milestone of turning 115 with a small gathering of her children, the oldest of whom is 90 herself!
Joan Schaffer, Bessie’s oldest, celebrated her own birthday on Sunday, November 6.
Happy Birthday Bessie Hendricks! Hendricks has lived through 21 presidents, two World Wars, a depression, the sinking of the Titanic and two Chicago Cubs World Series Championships.https://t.co/7ZpmGx1k9C pic.twitter.com/0NiVzkVa4V
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