CNN.com - Oldest American dies at 114 - Dec 3, 2004: "Johnston attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she studied Latin and graduated in 1912. At the time, tuition was $54 per year."
Yikes - didn't the previous oldest person in the world just die a few weeks ago? This "Oldest Person in the World is an insanely dangerous title...mut be a lot of pressure and they just crack. I'm all for keeping them in the dark about it. "No, Grandma, there are a LOT of people older than you. Don't sweat it."