Web Desk. Hester Ford was born long before World War I when ice cream was invented and work on the Panama Canal began. Hester Ford’s family has announced that she has died at the age of 116.
According to the French news agency AFP, his granddaughter Tanisha Myers announced his death on Facebook and wrote that Hester Ford died in the presence of his family.
The elderly woman has 288 family members, 12 children, 48 grandchildren with 108 children, and then 120 children.
Her granddaughter wrote, “even though she is dead, his behavior and memories will always be with the family”.
Hester’s actual age could not be determined, but the Gerontology Research Center group in the United States named him the oldest U.S. citizen.
According to WBTV, Hester Ford grew up in South Carolina picking and cultivating cotton. And then she worked as a nanny for many years. Her husband died at the age of 45 and she never remarried.
According to the GRG, she was the oldest citizen after the death of 114-year-old Alelia Murphy in 2019.
She ate half a banana for breakfast every day. When asked about the secret to longevity, she said, “All I know is that I live the right way.”
Hester had suffered from dementia in recent years, but on her 112th birthday, she read a Bible verse. Last year, Mecklenburg County Commissioners announced September 1 as Mother Hester Day.
According to the GRG, the oldest woman in the United States after her death is Thelma Stuckley, aged 114. The world’s oldest Japanese woman is Kane Tanaka, who is 118 years old.