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Oldest American Dies at 114

The oldest person in the United States has died at the age of 114.

Verona Johnston died at her home in Worthington in the U.S. state of Ohio Wednesday.

The eighth of nine children, Verona was born to a Civil War veteran on August 6, 1890 in the U.S. state of Iowa.

She voted in every election since 1920, when women in the United States earned the right to vote, casting an absentee ballot in this year's election.

Graduating from Iowa's Drake University in 1912, Ms. Johnston taught Latin in high schools across Iowa, where she met her husband Harry, who died in 1970.

Ms. Johnston is survived by four children, 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

America's oldest person in America is now 114-year-old Bettie Wilson of the U.S. state of Mississippi.

The world's oldest person is Hendrikje van Andel of the Netherlands, also 114.

Some information provided by AP.