Gertrude Baines (b. April 6, 1894)
She is an American supercentenarian, who is currently the fourth-oldest living person in the world, since the November 14, 2007 death of American woman Bertha Fry, and the third-oldest living person in the United States. However, she does have the honor of being the current oldest person living in the U.S. state of California. Aside from her arthritis and her not being able to walk, Baines is very healthy and has never had a seriously sick day in her life. Born in Shellman, Georgia, she recalls that her first memory was that of being in a car ride to Canada. She later married Sam Conly at a "very young age" and had a daughter, Annablelle, who died of Typhoid fever age 18. Mrs. Baines currently lives at the West Adams convalescent center in Los Angeles. She lived on her own until she was 105. When asked what she credited to her longevity, she answered, "God. Ask him... I took good care of myself, the way he wanted me to." As of December 2007, aged 113, Baines is one of the 90 longest lived people ever.