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This group is designed to be an informative data collection of lists and photographs regarding the world's oldest people (108+). Only proven cases will be listed in the "official" section; other cases may be organized separately. The purpose is to inform the public regarding an area that has been lacking by organizing disparate data into a quantitative approach, while still maintaining a qualitative flavor. In other words, photos will be organized by the age of the individual; false cases will be disallowed or posted separately. It is also hoped this will serve as an opportunity for previously unknown cases to be found.

The official world record for the oldest proven individual remains 122 years, 164 days in the case of Jeanne Calment of France (Feb. 21, 1875-Aug. 4, 1997).

The "World's Oldest Person" according to Guinness World Records and the Gerontology Research Group is Misao Okawa ,115, of Osaka, Japan, born March 5, 1898. She became the world's oldest person on June 12, 2013 with the passing of Jiroemon Kimura, 116, of Kyotango, Japan.

Pictured for September 2013 is Salustiano Sanchez of the USA. Born June 8, 1901 in Spain, Mr. Sanchez migrated to Cuba in 1918 and then in 1920 to the USA. He worked a variety of hard-labor jobs, such as coal-mining in Kentucky, before settling in New York in 1934. Mr. Sanchez became the oldest verified living man on June 12, 2013 but unfortunately passed away unexpectedly on September 13, 2013. While Blanche Cobb's 113th birthday on Sept 8 was also a milestone event, surely Mr. Sanchez's passing is the most-significant WOP event so far this month. Thus the WOP group is pleased to honor Mr. Sanchez as the World's Oldest People group's "Supercentenarian of the Month" for September 2013.

Peak World's Oldest people group membership is 1048 subscribers as of Sept 22 2013

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