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Lela Babb Burden (May 7, 1903 - July 22, 2015), was an American supercentenarian. When she was born, Teddy Roosevelt was president and the Wright Brothers had not yet made their first flight.  Burden was born in Southampton County, Virginia. As an only child, she moved to Monticello Avenue in Norfolk in 1907 and was raised by her aunt and uncle. She has a memory of her uncle delivering meat by horse and wagon to local businesses; her aunt cleaned houses. Until a flu epidemic shut the schools down, Mrs. Burden attended fourth grade on Queen Street (which later became Brambleton Avenue). She never went back to school but, instead, assisted her aunt with cleaning houses and babysitting.

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