LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Sū Yamada at 111 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian considered as the third oldest person in the country in September 1933.

She was born on 16 January 1883 in Ōita Prefecture, Japan.

Sū Yamada married a fisherman named Tokusosuke when she was 19 years old. The couple then had three daughters and five sons.

When she was 107 years old, Yamada’s legs began to weaken so she has to spend more time in bed. Shortly after her 111th birthday, her health greatly deteriorated to the point where she was hospitalized.

As a centenarian. (Source: National Elderly Directory)

As a centenarian.
(Source: National Elderly Directory)

Sū Yamada passed away on 26 March 1994 in the village of Yonōzu (which is now part of the city of Saiki), Ōita Prefecture, Japan.

In 1990, she was reported to be the 20th oldest living person in Japan. The next year, she was suddenly the 5th oldest person in the country.

In January 1993, she became the second supercentenarian in Ōita Prefecture. On 26 June of the same year, she became the oldest person ever in the prefecture.

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