Credited his long life to “treating people right.”
CP Crawford was believed to be the oldest man in the United States when he died at the age of 112 on Saturday at Tri-State Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lansing, Illinois. He had been recognized by the 110 Club as the oldest living man in America. The native of Jackson, Mississippi lived most of his life on the south side of Chicago. Crawford had a couple of dreams realized recently. He started working at a young age after his mother died and was not able to finish high school. In 2015, he received an honorary degree from Thornton South High School. And earlier this year, the lifelong Chicago White Sox fan attended his first game ever. He was honored on the field and met Hall of Famer Harold Baines.
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Died: Saturday, November 23, 2019 (Who else died on November 23?)
Details of death: Died at the age of 112
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His favorite breakfast: Every morning he would have breakfast cereal and cranberry or apple juice. “If his cereal didn’t have enough sugar, he would let you know,” said Shelia Huff, activities director at Tri-State Nursing.
On getting his high school diploma: “It meant everything to him. He got to wear a cap and gown, and students were there for the ceremony. They even gave him a plaque. He was very grateful. He was such a kind, loving man.” —Huff told the Northwest Indiana Times
Full obituary: The Times of Northwest Indiana
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