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Gertrude Baines Worlds Oldest Woman

100 Is the New 70

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

On Sept. 21, my grandmother, Gertrude, will turn 101. Last year, she became the third member of her family to reach 100, following her late sisters, Bertha and Ann.

World's Oldest Person Dies At 115

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LOS ANGELES — Although she liked her bacon crispy and her chicken fried, she never drank, smoked or fooled around, Gertrude Baines once said, de...

114-Year-Old Gertrude Baines Becomes World's Oldest Person, Voted For Obama In November (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

With the death of 115-year-old Maria de Jesus on Friday, 114-year-old American Gertrude Baines has become the world's oldest person. Ms. Baines vot...