Oldest American, Goldie Michelson, Dies at Home at Age 113

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -

Goldie Michelson, the oldest American, died at her Massachusetts home Friday, a month short of her 114th birthday.

Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group senior consultant Robert Young said Michelson had been “very frail and confined to bed” and hadn’t been seen in public for a long time.

Michelson was born in Elizabethgrad, Russia, in 1902 and moved to the United States when she was a child. She lived in Worcester, 50 miles west of Boston.

Young says the new oldest American is New Jersey resident Adele Dunlap, who’s also 113.