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Nation's oldest person and Harlem resident, Alelia Murphy, passes at 114

Alelia Murphy passed away in Harlem on Saturday, November 23. She was 114. Her family was at her side.

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Harlem’s 114-year-old ray of sunshine says ‘Trust in God—and thank your nurse!’

Alelia Murphy was born in North Carolina in 1905 when Theodore Roosevelt was president, and on July 6, she turned 114 years old. Ms. Murphy is not only the oldest living person in Harlem, but the oldest person living in all of the United States.