At 115 years old, Susannah Mushatt Jones, of Brooklyn, is now the world's oldest person.
Jones, known as "Miss Susie," inherited the title from 116-year-old Jeralean Talley, who died Wednesday evening at her home in the Detroit suburb of Inkster, according to her daughter.
The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group considered Talley to be the world's oldest person, based on available records, followed by Jones, according to The Associated Press.
Jones was born July 6, 1899. At that time, the Spanish-American War had just ended, William McKinley was president and "automobile" was still a new term.
Jones was the daughter of Alabama sharecroppers and the third of 11 children, all of whom she has outlived. She moved to New York City during The Roaring Twenties.
"Are you an old lady or a young lady?" asked her niece Lois Judge during an interview earlier this year with NBC 4 New York's Roseanne Colletti.
"I'm old," Jones said.
Judge said Jones credits her longevity to not drinking, smoking or partying.