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Corinne Dixon Taylor

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Corinne Taylor (née Dixon; April 2, 1893 – February 14, 2007) was an American supercentenarian posthumously recognized as the oldest living American and second oldest person in the world upon the death of Emma Tillman on January 28, 2007 until her own death 17 days later. [1][2]

She is also the age record-holder for the District of Columbia at age 113 years 318 days, She was born on Easter Sunday 1893.[3]

She was born in Anacostia, the third of six children, and grew up in the Southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia, referred to as "Southeast," where she married John Blakey Taylor Sr., a bricklayer, in 1918. They first moved to Boston, but returned to Washington, D.C. soon after and moved into Frederick Douglass' old house, where her own father-in-law was the caretaker. John Blakey Taylor Sr. died in 1980.[4]

Taylor worked as a homemaker. She was noted for being an elephant figurine collector, gathering 300 miniatures from around the world.[4]

At the time of her death, she was in relatively good health. She was taken to Greater Southeast Community Hospital in 2007 because she was dehydrated, where she died on February 14, 2007, having outlived three of her six children. She also had 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.[4]

See also[edit]

  • 100 oldest American people ever
  • Supercentenarian


  1. "Wayback Machine" (PDF). Web.archive.org. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. "Validated Living Supercentenarians". Webcitation.org. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  3. "Current Validated Living Supercentenarians". Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Holley, Joe (2007-02-23). "Washington Post". Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-02-08.

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