Happy 114th Birthday To Pennsylvania Resident And Country's Oldest Living Person

Aug 18, 2017

The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania.

The state Aging Department says Delphine Gibson hit the milestone Thursday, getting a personal greeting from the governor.

Gibson was born in South Carolina in 1903 and moved to Pennsylvania after marrying Taylor Gibson in 1928.

She's been a resident of AristaCare in Huntingdon Park for the past 15 years.

 

Credit Drew Wilburne / Department of Aging

Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne says Gibson attributes her long life to a faith in God. She's a member of Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

Gibson's status as the nation's oldest person is according to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks people older than 110 worldwide.