CAMDEN,AR-A Camden woman did more than just celebrate her birthday Friday, she broke a United States record.
Gertrude Weaver was born on July 4th, 1898 making Friday her 116th birthday. Also making her the oldest person in the United States.
She recieved a plack from the Genology Research Group of Los Angeles with her title on it.
The Mayor of Camden named Friday Getrude day. She even received a letter from President Obama.
She says her long healthy life is thanks to a simple philosophy she lives by.
"I treat everyone the way I want to be treated" says Weaver.
Weaver is the oldest person in the United States but not the oldest in the world.
That distinction belongs to is a woman in Japan, who is just two months older than Gertrude.