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Corinne Dixon Taylor
Corinne Dixon Taylor
Birth: 2 April 1893
Anacostia, District of Columbia, USA
Death: 14 February 2007
District of Columbia, USA
Age: 113 years, 318 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Corinne Dixon Taylor (2 April 1893 – 14 February 2007) was a validated American supercentenarian posthumously recognized as the oldest living American and second-oldest person in the world upon the death of Emma Tillman on 28 January 2007 until her own death 17 days later. She is also the age record-holder for the District of Columbia at age 113 years, 318 days.[1]


Corinne Dixon was born in Anacostia, the third of six children, and grew up in the Southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia, referred to as "Southeast," where she married John Blakey Taylor Sr., a bricklayer, in 1918. They first moved to Boston, but returned to Washington, D.C. soon after and moved into Frederick Douglass' old house, where Corinne's father-in-law was the caretaker. John died in 1980.

Taylor worked as a homemaker. She was noted for being an elephant figurine collector, gathering 300 miniature ones from around the world.

At the time of her death, she was in relatively good health. She was taken to the Greater Southeast Community Hospital in 2007 because she was dehydrated. On Valentine's Day of that year she died, although no official cause of death is known.

Taylor outlived three of her six children. She also had 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.[2]

Corinne Dixon Taylor died in District of Columbia, on 14 February 2007.


United States' Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Clarida RoyMary BittlebrunSophia DeMuthFannie ThomasNellie Spencer • Emma Wilson • Mathew Beard • Augusta Holtz • Mary McKinney • Florence Knapp • Orpha NusbaumElzona MaxeyAlphaeus Philemon ColeBirdie May VogtEttie Mae GreeneMargaret SkeeteWilhelmina Kott • Sarah Knauss • Myrtle Dorsey • Maud Farris-LuseGrace Clawson • Adelina Domingues • Mae Harrington • Mary Christian • Elena Slough • Charlotte Benkner • Emma Verona Johnston • Elizabeth Bolden • Emma TillmanCorinne Dixon Taylor • Edna Parker • Gertrude Baines • Mary Josephine Ray • Neva Morris • Eunice Sanborn • Besse Cooper • Dina Manfredini • Gertrude Weaver • Jeralean Talley • Susannah Mushatt Jones • Goldie Michelson • Adele DunlapDelphine GibsonLessie BrownAlelia MurphyHester FordThelma SutcliffeBessie Hendricks