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Alberta Davis
Birth: 24 December 1881?
Death: 27 January 2007
Sparta, Georgia, USA
Age: 125 years, 34 days?
Country: United StatesUSA
Longevity claimant

Not to be confused with Albertha Davis.

Alberta Davis (24 December 1881? – 27 January 2007) was an American longevity claimant whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Alberta Davis claimed to have been born in 24 December 1881. She may have been born and raised in Georgia, though that is unclear. She had two children, Will Thomas and Irene Thomas. She was African-American, and lived in Thomson, Georgia.

Alberta Davis died in Sparta, Georgia on 27 January 2007, at the claimed age of 125 years, 34 days. Not including immigrants, she had been the oldest ostensible American from 2001 until her death in 2007, an extraordinarily long time, and the first person to claim to be 125 years old made by a United States born person since 1995.

Age Issues

Despite claims of documentation, the only documents produced have been Social Security records, which are not considered as being proof of birth. Later research conducted suggested that she was actually born in 1896 and was 110 years old when she died.