LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Melville Williams at 111 years old. He was a Barbadian supercentenarian known as the oldest living man in the country at the time of his death.

Melville Williams was born on 21 February 1910 in Lonesome Hill, Saint Peter, Barbados.

He learned to trade at a very young age and became the apprentice of his father’s chief assistants. Eventually, he also became his skilled saddler father’s most dexterous worker. Williams then found a job at every saddle plantation in St. Andrew, St. Lucy, and St. Peter. This made him an accomplished saddler and entrepreneur who was able to craft saddles and harnesses for various purposes.

Mr. Williams married three times and had a total of nine children from them. Unfortunately, he outlived all of his three wives.

On his 111th birthday. (Source: The Nation Barbados)

On his 111th birthday.
(Source: The Nation Barbados)

As an adult, he moved to the United States and served in the US Army while residing in New York and Pennsylvania. After his retirement to the service, he lived in Seattle before returning to his hometown in Barbados. Upon returning to Lonesome Hill, he shared his knowledge and skills by instructing the art of crafting saddles and other horse-related apparel.

In July 2021, Hurricane Elsa damaged his house and broke its roof, so he had to relocate for a while. After repairing the lost roof, he came back to his house only to pass away a few hours after. He was 111 years and 150 days old at the time of his death.

For more information, please visit Melville Williams’ Directory Profile here.