Ohioan Believed To Be Oldest American Passes Away

Jan 9, 2019

Lessie Brown

The Cleveland Heights woman who was believed to be the oldest person in the United States has died. 

The family says 114-year-old Lessie Brown died Tuesday. Brown was born in 1904 and moved to the Cleveland area with her family when she was 18-years-old. She became the nation's oldest person following the 2018 death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman.