He was born on 5 December 1911 in Lipton, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Reuben Sinclair was a Canadian supercentenarian who held the title of being the oldest living man in Canada at the time of his death. He was also recognized as the oldest living veteran of the Second World War. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
In November 2021, he already had three living children, six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Reuben Sinclair passed away on 27 August 2023 in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. At the time of his death, he was 111 years and 265 days old.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest condolences to Reuben Sinclair’s family and friends.
For more information, please view Reuben Sinclair’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Tsuneji Ōyama at age 110. He is known as the oldest man ever in Saga Prefecture as well as the first supercentenarian from the area.
Tsuneji Ōyama was born on 9 January 1913 in Kiyama, Saga Prefecture, Japan.
At age 30, Ōyama left his two young daughters and wife when he was drafted and dispatched to China in 1943. Just before the war ends, he came back to Japan after being ordered to safeguard the mainland. Unfortunately, he was afflicted with a kidney disease that caused widespread body swelling.
In his 70s, he also battled heart and prostate complications but later made a complete recovery from it. He transferred to an aged care institution with rehabilitation facilities in December 2019. Until he was 100 years old, he can still drive cars and light trucks for his work in the fields. Moreover, until March 2023, he was still able to walk by using a walker.
Tsuneji Ōyama currently resides in Kiyama, Saga Prefecture, Japan. On 23 July 2019, he was recognized as the oldest living man in the prefecture when Tetsuo Shiki passed away. Three years later, he was able to surpass Shiki’s final age to make him the oldest man ever in Saga Prefecture.
For more information, please view Tsuneji Ōyama’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Yuriko Tsurumaru at 110 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the current oldest living person in Miyazaki Prefecture.
Yuriko Tsurumaru was born on 14 July 1913 in Japan.
When she was 36 years old, she lost her husband, so she had to raise their four children alone while working as a teacher.
When asked about her secret to having a long life, Tsurumaru answered living in peace and eating a lot. At the age of 106 years old, she already had six great-grandchildren. She was recognized as the oldest living person in Miyazaki Prefecture on 19 August 2023 after Yone Kawabata passed away.
For more information, please view Yuriko Tsurumaru’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fuji Takashima at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian born on 15 August 1911 in the village of Kotsubo (Zushi City), Kanagawa Prefecture.
When she was 12 years old, her mother died due to typhoid fever in 1923 so she took care of her youngest brother at that time. Her other siblings were either placed in relatives’ homes or put in a hospital.
On 1 September 1923, the Great Kanto Earthquake shook the land while she was feeding her youngest brother. The siblings wanted to wait for the shaking to cease but the ground around them started to fracture. The two of them escaped into the beach nearby but then the fishermen in the area shouted that there was a tsunami that would come their way. Fuji Takashima carried her brother up to the hill to avoid the tsunami. Finally, they managed to find refuge in a temple cemetery where they stayed for three days and nights while fighting hunger and thirst. She shared this story at an elementary school in Zushi City when she was 93 years old.
Takashima moved to Kamakura from Zushi City in 1941 during the emergence of the war. She stayed in Tokyo after getting married.
When she was 80 years old, she relocated to the area of Yokosuka City in Kanagawa Prefecture where her nephew lived.
For more information, please view Fuji Takashima’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Ettie Mae Greene of the United States. She was an American supercentenarian recognized as the oldest person to have lived or passed away in the U.S. State of West Virginia.
Greene has her age initially validated by the Guinness Book of Records in the 1990s. It was claimed that her birthdate was 8 September 1877, but it was corrected in August 2023 after Jimmy Lindberg reviewed her documents. The Global Validation Commission found out that Greene was born on 19 September 1877, making her 11 days younger.
Mrs. Greene’s record of being the oldest person ever in West Virginia remains unbroken to this day. At the time of her death, she was known as the third-oldest living person in the world behind Jeanne Calment of France and Charlotte Hughes of the United Kingdom.
For more information, please view Ettie Mae Greene’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Isabelle Descôteaux at 110 years old. She was known as Sister Isabelle, a Canadian supercentenarian considered as the oldest living nun in Canada at the time of her death.
Sister Isabelle was born on 18 November 1906 in Sainte-Monique, Quebec, Canada.
She committed her life to Roman Catholic faith by entering the convent of Roman Catholic Assumption Sisters (French: Sœurs de l’Assomption). She joined in August 1933 when she was 26 years old. For decades, Sister Isabelle taught English and music with predilection to singing.
She was the second oldest nun in her convent after Judith Pinard (1898-2009). At the time of her death, she became the oldest living nun in Canada and the third-oldest nun in the country.
Sister Isabelle Descoteaux passed away on 15 September 2017 in Nicolet, Quebec, Canada, when she was 110 years old.
For more information, please view Isabelle Descoteaux’s Directory Profile here.
John Tinniswood, the oldest known living man in the United Kingdom, celebrated his 111th birthday on 26 August 2023. He was joined by his family and friends at The Hollies care home in Southport to celebrate with him. He was presented with a birthday card from King Charles and Queen Camilla. Tinniswood has also received several telegrams from the late Queen Elizabeth, whom he had met twice.
He was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom in 1912 – the same year as the Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage. He is a husband and a father. Prior to his retirement in 1972, Tinniswood worked as an accountant for Shell and BP. He currently lives in a care home in Southport, Merseyside, England.
Following the death of 108-year-old Harry Fransman on 25 September 2020, Tinniswood became the oldest known living man in the UK according to Oldest in Britain.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest congratulations to Mr. John Tinniswood and his family. We wish you good health and happiness.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Camilia Gonçalves. She was born in Portugal on 23 October 1911. She was a wife and a mother. Gonçalves passed away in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil on 21 August 2023 at 111 years, 302 days. She became the oldest living Portuguese-born person following the death of 113-year-old Maria da Encarnação Nunes de Sousa on 20 July 2022.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Camilia Gonçalves.
LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Maud Farris-Luse of the United States– a previously validated supercentenarian who held the title of the world’s oldest living person at the time of her passing.
On 6 June 2001, the Gerontology Research Group validated her birthdate as 21 January 1887, which was her claimed birthdate. However, in August 2023, after reviewing documentation discovered by Jimmy Lindberg, the Global Validation Commission reached the conclusion that Farris-Luse was a month younger, born on February 21, 1887. Therefore, her final age was not 115 years, 56 days, but 115 years, 25 days.
Farris-Luse held the record of being the oldest person to pass away in the U.S. state of Michigan until June 18, 2014, when her final age was surpassed by Jeralean Talley.
For more information, please view Farris-Luse’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Myrtle Dorsey of the United States– a previously validated supercentenarian who was believed to be the world’s second-oldest person at the time of her death, as well as the oldest resident of the United States.
Initially, her age was validated as 22 November 1885 by the Gerontology Research Group and was recognized during her lifetime as the oldest living person in the United States. However, in August 2023, after reviewing documentation discovered by Jimmy Lindberg, the Global Validation Commission reached the conclusion that Dorsey was two days older. She was discovered to be born on November 20, 1885. Therefore, her final age was not 114 years, 216 days, but 114 years, 218 days.
At the time of her death, she was only 2 weeks younger than the oldest living person titleholder, Eva Morris.
For more information, please view Dorsey’s Directory Profile here.