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533: Hannah Stilley Gorby

The Oldest Person Ever Photographed

Born: c.1746

Died: after 1840

This claim stems from her date of birth and not her physical age at the time the photo was taken.

Hannah’s name popped up all over the internet in the mid-2010’s, explaining why she has a place here, but it should be noted however this claim cannot be definitively verified.

In fact, the top result for Hannah on Google (as of January 2020) is a Facebook post claiming she is the oldest person ever photographed (linked below). While this claim could be true, the fact that we do not know for certain what year she was born, where she was born, or even when or where she died, everyone should take this story with a grain of salt. Remember kids, don’t believe everything you read on the internet (at least without finding a veritable source to back it up).

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Sources:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stilley-3

https://www.facebook.com/Wistorical/photos/a.334130610027673/736915519749178/?type=1&theater

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/166889835/hannah-gorby