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Charlie SMITH - 132 yrs old July 4, 1974 in Bartow, Florida - b. Liberia

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Charlie SMITH - 132 yrs old July 4, 1974 in Bartow, Florida - b. Liberia

Posted: 31 Jan 2004 12:04PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 11 Feb 2004 10:52PM GMT
Hi!

Found an interesting picture and brief write-up of one of the oldest people in the world in our local newspaper (Metter, Candler County, Georgia). He's a black man pictured sitting in front of his candy store in Bartow, Florida. Here's what the brief write-up states:

"OLDEST --- Charlie SMITH, 132 years old on July 4, takes the sun in front of his candy store in Bartow, Florida. The Social Security Administration established his age by searching old slave sale records when SMITH applied for retirement benefits in 1957. Born in Liberia, he is the oldest of 30 million people getting social security benefits and one of the oldest people on earth."

Source: The Metter Advertister (Metter, Candler County, Georgia); July 18, 1974; p. 5B

Hope this helps someone!
Karla
Metter, GA
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