This ‘great-great-great-great grandmother’ claims to have lived through three centuries and her family believe she could be the oldest person in the world. But Rebecca Lanier, 119, whose secret to long life is to ‘keep on living’, will not be recognised by Guinness World Records because she has no birth certificate. Mrs Lanier, of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, who was born in March 1892, has seventh-generation grandchildren and outlived her husband and their two daughters.

119 Years Old