LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Brunette Nelms at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Tennessee, USA, at the time of her death.

Nelms was born on 9 March 1910 in Ashland, Mississippi, USA, as Willie Faye Crawford. Aside from her twin sister, she had five more siblings to parents John William Crawford and Mary Louella Casey.

After graduating from Ashland High School, she went to pursue a degree in Physical Education at Mississippi State College for Women in 1928. She was forced to drop out of school when the Great Depression emerged. On a positive note, she worked as a teacher during the year so she can pay for her summer classes at the University of Alabama. She then graduated from college in 1937 and continued to be a teacher for the next 40 years of her life.

She married Walter Claiborne Nelms on 11 September 1937 and the couple was blessed with two daughters. They lived in multiple towns across the state of Mississippi.

Playing a piano at the age of 108. (Photo credit: djournal.com)
Playing a piano at the age of 108.
(Photo credit: djournal.com)

When she was 106 years old, she was still able to play piano and participate in physical activities like Tai Chi, weight training, and yoga.

Brunette Nelms passed away on 4 May 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, at the age of 111 years old.

For more information, please view Brunette Nelms’ Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is delighted to share that the oldest Mexican-American, Santos Fierro, turned 110. She is an American supercentenarian born in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico, on 22 July 1913.

Santos Fierro moved to El Paso, Texas, USA, in 1916 along with her family. This is where she attended school until she was in fourth grade. Moreover, she also found a work in a local hospital here before working at the school district.

At the age of 25, on her wedding day in 1938.
(Source: KTSM 9 News)

In 1938, Santos married her husband Andres Fierro who later passed away in 1966 after 28 years of marriage. The couple had five children together whom she took care of alone after her husband’s death.  She lived in Smeltertown, a residential community in El Paso County, for a few years.

Santos Fierro is currently residing at El Paso, Texas, USA, at the age of 110.

For more information, please view Santos Fierro’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Kiyoko Takagi at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian born in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, on 15 March 1908.

She lost her mother when she was just five years old. Six years later, at 11 years old, she moved to live with her relatives in Kitakyushu City.

In 1922, she worked for the Japanese National Railways at Kokura Station as a telephone operator where she worked until 1964.

In 1938, aged 30. (Source: data-max.co.jp)
In 1938, aged 30.
(Source: data-max.co.jp)

She lost her army captain husband in 1941 due to a fierce battle on the Malay Peninsula. Since then, she raised her three sons alone while also leaving them to her relatives for a few years. After she retired from the railway station, she spent her time teaching flower arrangements and supporting his son’s water supply products company.

Kiyoko Takagi passed away on 7 August 2019 in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. She was 111 years old at the time of her death.

For more information, please view Kiyoko Takagi’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Kikue Shimada at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian born on 15 February 1909 in Japan.

At some point in her life, she married a lawyer. Moreover, she lived in Manchuria during World War II.

She used to ride a roller coaster even after turning 80 years old. Even at the age of 100, she was still able to travel from Fukuoka to Tokyo by plane to attend her grandson’s wedding.

Mrs. Shimada liked to talk with her grandchildren about wars and historical events. She also mentioned that her teenage years were the happies time of her life.

She was recognized as the eight-oldest living person in Fukuoka Prefecture in September 2019.

Kikue Shimada passed away on 19 March 2020 in Minami-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. She was 111 years old at the time of her death.

For more information, please view Kikue Shimada’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of  Bienvenido Díaz Guilfú of Puerto Rico at age 111. He was born in Patillas, Puerto Rico on 12 July 1913. He is the first of seven children. He was a farmer in the Mulas barrio of Patillas. He grew various crops, including tobacco, corn, bananas, beans, and pineapples. He sold his produce at the local market.

On his 108th birthday in 2021.
(Source: Teleonce Puerto Rico)

Despite losing his sight to glaucoma 20 years ago, he has remained lucid and healthy in old age. On his 109th birthday in 2022, he had 14 children, 43 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

Bienvenido Díaz Guilfú currently lives in Mulas, Patillas, Puerto Rico, at the age of 110.

For more information, please view Bienvenido Díaz Guilfú’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fumiko Tsubaki of Japan. She was born in Japan on 1 January 1908.

On 19 April 2017, following the death of 109-year-old Hanako Sugimoto of Kurayoshi, she became the oldest living person in Tottori Prefecture.

Tsubaki passed away in Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture, Japan on 17 December 2018 at the age of 110. Upon her death, Toshiko Hayashibara became the oldest living person in Tottori Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates Fumiko Tsubaki’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Tsubaki’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ichi Hatta of Japan. She was born in At 97 years old, she was listed in the longevity ranking in Isahaya’s public relations paper.

On 22 February 2018, following the death of 111-year-old Kane Mori, she became the oldest living person in Nagasaki Prefecture.

Upon her death, Tsunahei Ogawa became the oldest person in Nagasaki Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates Ichi Hatta’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Hatta’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fujino Kuroda of Japan. She was born in Japan on 2 June 1904 and passed away in Ōnan, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, on 3 November 2015, at the age of 111.

On 9 March 2015, following the death of 112-year-old Kitsuyo Yamamoto, she became the oldest living person in Shimane Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates Fujino Kuroda’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Kuroda’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Toshie Yasuda of Japan. She was born in Japan on 1 November 1908 and passed away in Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture, Japan, on 26 March 2020, at the age of 111 years, 146 days.

At the age of 99. (Source: Nihonkai Shimbun)
At the age of 99.
(Source: Nihonkai Shimbun)

On 21 June 2019, Yasuda became the oldest living person in Tottori Prefecture at 110, following the death of 111-year-old Toshiko Hayashibara of Daisen.

On 13 February 2020, at the age of 111 years, 104 days, she surpassed the age of Yoshi Terai. Thus becoming the oldest person ever in Tottori. She held the title until November 2020, when her age was surpassed by Natsuko Sakai.

LongeviQuest congratulates Toshie Yasuda’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Yasuda’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Toshiko Hayashibara of Japan at age 111. She was born in  Japan on 30 March 1908.

In May 2008, aged 100. (Source: Daisen)
In May 2008, aged 100.
(Source: Daisen)

At 100 years old, she was still active and engaged in her community. She attended every event at the community center and exercised for 30 minutes every day to keep her body and mind strong. She even took up dancing as a hobby at the age of 75 and was still able to read newspapers at the age of 109.

Toshiko Hayashibara passed away in Daisen, Tottori Prefecture, Japan, on 21 June 2019, at the age of 111. At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Tottori Prefecture.

LongeviQuest congratulates Toshiko Hayashibara’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Hayashibara’s Directory Profile here.