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Oldest Living American Dies: Alelia Murphy Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

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 Carrer

Murphy held several jobs, from working in a hat factory to selling cosmetic products.

Alelia Murphy Death


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.

What she credited for her longevity

Murphy’s 114th birthday on July 6 was cause for community celebration. Officials in the Harlem section of New York City, where Murphy had lived since 1926, declared it “Alelia Murphy Appreciation Day.”
New York state Sen. Brian Benjamin called Murphy a “Harlem landmark” and thanked her for her contributions to the community.
Born in North Carolina, Murphy moved to Manhattan at the peak of the Harlem Renaissance. Her involvement with community organizations and her church over the years made her a local icon.
She was widowed in 1953 and supported her two children as a seamstress for most of her life.
“She is the glue that holds this family together,”

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