Oldest American

Jeralean Talley, 113, sits in the living room of her home Tuesday in Inkster, Mich., with Michael Kinloch. Talley earned the title of oldest American when Elsie Thompson of Clearwater, Fla., died March 21, just weeks before her 114th birthday. Michael Kinloch's son, Tyler, is Talley's godson.
Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press/AP Photo Jeralean Talley, 113, sits in the living room of her home Tuesday in Inkster, Mich., with Michael Kinloch. Talley earned the title of oldest American when Elsie Thompson of Clearwater, Fla., died March 21, just weeks before her 114th birthday. Michael Kinloch's son, Tyler, is Talley's godson.

Jeralean Talley, 113, sits in the living room of her home Tuesday in Inkster, Mich., with Michael Kinloch. Talley earned the title of oldest American when Elsie Thompson of Clearwater, Fla., died March 21, just weeks before her 114th birthday. Michael Kinloch's son, Tyler, is Talley's godson.

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