Oldest American, Pittstown resident Adele Dunlap, dies at age 114

A Hunterdon County woman who was considered to be the oldest living American has died at age 114.



Martin Funeral Home says Pittstown resident Adele Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington.



Dunlap had no explanation for her longevity. Asked last year how it felt to be the oldest American, she said she didn't feel "any different." Her son says Dunlap never went out jogging and that she ate "anything she wanted."



Dunlap was born on Dec. 12, 1902, in Newark, though she often gave a younger age when asked how old she was.



Dunlap taught school before marrying and raising her three children. Her husband worked for an insurance company and died in 1963.



A group that tracks long-living people says the oldest known person living in the U.S. is now 113-year-old Delphine Gibson, of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.



Dunlap's funeral will be held Friday at Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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