Bessie Hendricks, America's oldest person, died at 115
Bessie Hendricks, the oldest person in the US, died on Tuesday in a nursing home in Iowa.
Born 7 November 1907, Ms Hendricks grew up on the farmlands of rural Iowa.
Before World War II, in 1930, she married Paul Hendricks.
Before the end of a 13-year ban on alcohol sales in the US - known as the prohibition - by 1933, she had five children, two of which she outlived.
Before Princess Diana married Prince Charles, in 1979, Ms Hendricks and her husband sold their family farm, where she grew a vegetable garden and he raised cattle.
One month before Ms Hendricks 65th wedding anniversary, in 1995, her husband died.
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