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Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com: “By Tim Castle
LONDON (Reuters) – A 116-year-old Ecuadorean woman was declared the oldest person in the world on Friday, lifting the title from a U.S. woman previously thought to be the oldest person alive, Guinness World Records said.
Maria Esther Capovilla was confirmed as the oldest living person after her family sent details of her birth and marriage certificates to Guinness World Records.
‘We only told her yesterday she was the new Guinness world record holder,’ Kate White, brand manager at the records publisher told Reuters. ‘We hadn’t heard of her before.’
‘She’s in very good health, she’s got good sight, is able to read the papers and watch television, and doesn’t walk with a stick,’ White added.
Capovilla was born in Guayaqull in western Ecuador on September 14, 1889, and lives there today with her daughter-in-law and son.
She had five children, and has four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.”