By Steve Almasy, CNN
(CNN) -- Before women gained the right to vote in 1920, Besse Cooper joined the suffrage movement.
Then 24, the Georgia school teacher registered women to vote and spoke to others about the importance of having a voice in politics.
Cooper voted in every election after the 19th Amendment was passed, save for two.
She died Tuesday, at age 116, only one of eight people recognized by the Guinness World Records to have lived that long.