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Gertrude Baines

Gertrude Baines

(1900 – 2009)

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Gertrude Baines

Gertrude Baines
(1900 – 2009)

In memory of

Gertrude Baines

(1900 – 2009)
About Gertrude
This is an online obituary in memory of Gertrude Baines. Gertrude Baines, born 6 April 1894, had held the title of oldest person in the world since January 2009, when a Portuguese woman, Maria de Jesus, died, also at the age of 115. Ms Baines's doctor said she had attributed her long life to a healthy lifestyle and her religious beliefs. The title of world's oldest person now passes to a 114-year-old Japanese woman, Kama Chinen. "She told me that she owes her longevity to the Lord, that she never did drink, she never did smoke and she never did fool around," the AFP news agency quoted Dr Charles Witt as saying. Ms Baines, whose father was once a slave, was believed to be the oldest ever African-American voter when
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About Gertrude
she cast her ballot for US President Barack Obama in November 2008. She said she was voting for him "because he's for the coloured people". She celebrated her 115th birthday in April and received a letter of congratulations from Mr Obama.
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Gertrude Baines

This is an online obituary in memory of Gertrude Baines. Gertrude Baines, born 6 April 1894, had held the title of oldest person in the world since January 2009, when a Portuguese woman, Maria de Jesus, died, also at the age of 115. Ms Baines's doctor said she had attributed her long life to a healthy lifestyle and her religious beliefs. The title of world's oldest person now passes to a 114-year-old Japanese woman, Kama Chinen. "She told me that she owes her longevity to the Lord, that she never did drink, she never did smoke and she never did fool around," the AFP news agency quoted Dr Charles Witt as saying. Ms Baines, whose father was once a slave, was believed to be the oldest ever African-American voter when...

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Rest in peace Gertrude
I first met Gertrude at ****
My sincere condolences to all friends and family of Gertrude
My fondest memory of Gertrude was ****
Gertrude used to really enjoy ****
What I will miss the most about Gertrude is ****
Gertrude inspired me to ****
Gertrude changed my life by ****
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