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Katherine Jones
Katherine Jones
Katherine Jones (seated) on her 112th birthday
Birth: 30 August 1879
Paola, Kansas, USA
Death: 27 April 1992
Los Angeles, California, USA
Age: 112 years, 241 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Not to be confused with Kathryn Jones or Kate Jones.

Katherine Isabel Jones (30 August 1879 – 27 April 1992) was an American supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Jones was born on 30 August 1879 in Paola, Kansas, USA, and homesteaded in Colorado before moving to Los Angeles, California in about 1920. She trained as a nurse, but instead chose to become a teacher, a job she said was more fun. She also taught adult Sunday school at the Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles for more than 50 years.

Jones spent her last few years living in the Los Angeles convalescent home. On her 112th birthday, she received a commendation and a visit from Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. She died on 27 April 1992 at the age of 112 years, 241 days.