Arkansan marks 116th birthday, is newly declared oldest living American

  • by: JILL BLEED , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 4, 2014 - 2:15 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.

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