Alelia Murphy, a 114-year-old former seamstress who’d been recognized as the oldest living American, died last Saturday. She credited her longevity to God and “being a good person,” her family said on her most recent birthday. Murphy was born in North Carolina in 1905 and moved to Manhattan at the peak of the Harlem Renaissance. Her involvement with community organizations and her church over the years made her a local icon.
(📸: WPIX)