With the passing of Maria de Jesus of Portugal, age 115, the new holder of the title of world's oldest person is Gertrude Baines (pictured), who is 114 and lives in a nursing facility in Los Angeles.
Last November, when Baines was the world's third oldest person, the daughter of former slaves cast her vote for Barack Obama. The Los Angeles Times was there to capture her story on video, which is proudly showcased here on KobreGuide.
Single Mother, Pioneering Photographer: The Remarkable Life of Bayard Wootten - In 1904, Bayard Wootten, a divorced single mother in North Carolina, first borrowed a camera. She went on to make more than a million images.
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