With my latest COMC order, 1949 has been bested.
While he isn't the oldest person in the binder, he is another person born in the 1800s in the collection (Frederick Douglass, Tim Jordan, Earl Smith). There is a dispute over his actual birthdate, but it reads 2/14 on his birth certificate, so that's all I need. And it also reads 2/14 on his 2013 Goodwin Champions card.
Based on the outfit in the picture, it looks like this photo is from the 1928 movie "Tempest."