LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Shirō Yamazaki at 110 years old. He is a Japanese supercentenarian reported to be the oldest living man in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Shirō Yamazaki was born on 18 June 1913 in Japan.
He worked as a banker where matcha tea is being served at his former boss’s residence. This is where he developed a fascination for the tea ceremony. Since then, he embraced the tea ceremony for more than 80 years. It is also reported that matcha tea was a part of his daily routine even after reaching 100 years old.
Shirō is currently residing at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, where he was reported as the oldest living man in the area.
For more information, please visit Shirō Yamazaki’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Sata Mizukami at 111 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian currently known as the oldest living person in Nagano Prefecture.
Sata Mizukami was born on 26 March 1912 in Sakuho, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
In her early twenties, Sata married a farmer and had four children that they raised together.
According to her family, she was a very hard worker. A good testament to this was that she cultivated rice in the paddies, sewn all the clothing and bedding for her household, and tended to the vegetable fields.
Sata occasionally went to hot springs with her husband until he passed away at the age of 90. After this, she was still able to perform sewing and tending to the garden up to the age of 103. It was around that time that she went admitted to a nursing home after sustaining burns from a brazier.
In September 2023, it was announced that she was the oldest living person in Nagano Prefecture.
Sata is currently residing at Sakuho, Nagano Prefecture.
For more information, please visit Sata Mizukami’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to report that Yūko Satō, the oldest known living person in Akita Prefecture, Japan, celebrated her 113th birthday on 29 September 2023. LongeviQuest Japan has sent flowers to celebrate her special day.
Yūko Satō was born in Omonogawa, Akita Prefecture, Japan on 29 September 1910. She was the second daughter among eight siblings born to a landowner. She attended Akita Seirei Girls’ School and later married a veterinarian. When her husband died in 1945, Satō raised her 2 children and grandchildren independently, while also working as a tailor and helping local farmers.
Satō was known to be reliable and strong-willed, so she often took on leadership roles, such as director of the local women’s group and the widow’s association. She enjoyed playing gateball until she was about 85 years old and even won a city tournament. Satō also continued to go on hot spring trips with her family until her 90s. However, her legs gradually weakened, and she moved into a nursing home at the age of 100.
On 6 October 2022, she became the oldest living person in Akita Prefecture following the death of 113-year-old Mitsuno Sato.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest congratulations to Mrs. Yūko Satō and her family. We wish you good health and happiness.
Ejra Grimstam was born on 29 June 1912 in Sjötofta, Västra Götaland, Sweden.
In 1945, she married her husband Thure and had two daughters named Maj-Britt and Siv. The family settled in Oskarström, outside Halmstad. Unfortunately, her husband died in 1992 so she moved to the municipality of Ale so she could be close to her daughter Siv. Around 2013, Ejra moved to the Backavik Nursing Home found in Nödinge.
Ejra Grimstam passed away on 25 September 2023 in Nödinge-Nol, Västra Götaland, Sweden. At the time of her death, she was 111 years old and considered as the country’s third-oldest living person behind Gunborg Hancock and Agnes Boström.
LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Ejra.
For more information, please visit Ejra Grimstam’s Directory Profile here.
Ellis was born on 24 September 1916. He had 19 children, most of whom live in the United States. In 1936, he started working for the Santiago Castillo company and retired in 1981 after 45 years. Ellis started as an entry-level laborer and worked his way up to chief warehouse keeper. In 1967, Ellis was appointed Justice of the Peace and served as chairman of the Social Welfare Board for four years. He also chaired the Rent Assessment Board. Another of Ellis’s accomplishments was serving as the first president of the Harmony Housing Association, which was formed in the 1950s with 15 members.
He gained fame in the Belizean community as a cricketer, both as a batter and a bowler. In 1938, he became the captain of the Rovers cricket team, and he played for that team for four years before moving on to the Sussex team. During his time as an active athlete, Ellis also became the first president of the Amateur Boxing Association and the captain of a domino team. He was later inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame. Even after he stopped playing sports, Ellis remained involved in sports management and administration.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest congratulations to Mr. Gilbert “Bertie” Ellis and his family. We wish you good health and happiness.
Anna Traxler was born on 4 January 1893 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
At some point in her life, she migrated to the United States where she married Isadore Traxler (1892-1981). The couple then had two children: Jane Klitsner and Dr. Jerome Jack Traxler.
Traxler passed away on 21 April 2003 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She was 110 years and 107 days old at the time of her death.
For more information, please visit Anna Traxler’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Frank Mawer at 110 years old. He was an Australian supercentenarian who was considered as the oldest living man in the country at the time of his demise.
Frank Mawer was born on 15 August 1912 in New South Wales, Australia.
His parents died when he was just a kid, leaving him and his three younger sisters to become wards of the state. The siblings were forced to work at an early age to earn a living. His sisters went into domestic service while he was working as a laborer on a dairy farm. A few years later, he would become an apprentice carpenter.
Frank Mawer married Elizabeth in 1939 shortly after the outbreak of World War II. He met her while he was working as a carpenter in Sydney while she was a secretary in the same building.
Mr. Mawer refused to join the war efforts of his country due to his religious beliefs. Instead, he worked on the construction of an ammunition storage building for the Australian Army in North Queensland.
His wife was diagnosed with dementia and his family opposed to send her into a nursing home. That is why Frank became her caretaker. The couple remained for 70 years together until Elizabeth passed away in 2009 due to breast cancer.
Upon celebrating his 110th birthday in August 2022, Frank became the 6th Australian man to be a supercentenarian. Unfortunately, he contracted COVID-19 shortly after his birthday and passed away after a month.
For more information, please visit Frank Mawer’s Directory Profile here.
Giuseppa Salerno was an Italian supercentenarian born on 17 June 1911 in Naples, Campania, Italy. She was recognized as the fifth-oldest living person in the country at the time of her death. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).
When she was 110 years old, she already had five children, 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Giuseppa Salerno passed away on 26 September 2023 in Naples, Campania, Italy, at age 112 years and 101 days old.
LongeviQuest extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Giuseppa.
For more information, please visit Salerno’s Directory Profile here.
Matilda Bracun was born on 24 September 1913 in the former Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia). She is a Slovenian supercentenarian known as one of the oldest people to survive COVID-19. She is also believed to be the second-oldest known living person in the country.
Tilka trained to be a knitter after finishing primary school. She worked in textile factories Pletenina and Saturnus. Upon her retirement, she continued to knit by sewing tapestries.
Matilda Bracun currently resides at a nursing home in Horjul, Inner Carniola, Slovenia.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest greetings to Matilda Bracun and her family for this another milestone in her life.