Alelia Murphy Biography
The oldest living American has died at the age of 114. Alelia Murphy was born in North Carolina in 1905 and moved to New York in 1926 during the height of the Harlem renaissance.
“She says God, he’s the one who let her stay here so long,” her daughter Rose Adams said.
“She credits it to moderation, living in moderation,” her granddaughter Nefer Nekhat added.
Alelia Murphy Early Life
Murphy’s daughter, Rose Green, said her mom grew up living in the pre-civil rights era and had to drink from segregated water fountains and enter stores and restaurants through back doors.
Alelia Murphy, a 114-year-old former seamstress who’d been recognized as the oldest living American, has died. She credited her longevity to God and “being a good person,” her family said on her most recent birthday. https://t.co/P0sTkpYGLe
— CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2019
Alelia Murphy Carrer
Murphy held several jobs, from working in a hat factory to selling cosmetic products.
Alelia Murphy Death
Alelia Murphy, the oldest living American, has died at age 114, reports @WLNYTV.
The Harlem resident marked her 114th birthday in July surrounded by friends and family, says a workers’ union of which her daughter, Rose Green, used to be a member. pic.twitter.com/6I0h2mUia5
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Months after being named the oldest living person in the United States, New York resident Alelia Murphy has died at the age of 114.
Murphy’s death was announced Wednesday by United Healthcare Workers East — a union organization which attended the supercentenarian’s birthday celebration July 6.
“It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Mrs. Alelia Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was the oldest living American, having celebrated her 114th birthday in July, surrounded by her family, friends, community leaders, and members of our AFRAM Caucus,” the union wrote on Facebook.
Alelia Murphy Funeral
Murphy’s funeral will be held Friday, December 6 at the United House of Prayer for all People.