LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Felix Simoneaux of the United States at age 110. He was born in Montz, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States on 24 May 1905. Simoneaux attended a small school but helped on the farm, leading him to leave school at 13. He became a self-taught master carpenter, riding horses to plant crops and sell vegetables. Later, he built levees along the Mississippi and sugar towers for refineries, even contributing to fancy hotels in New Orleans. He was a brother, a husband, and a father to 6 children.

War deferred Simoneaux from service, so he built WWII Higgins boats. He used scrap wood to build his own house for $700 in 1941. Self-sufficient, he farmed, hunted, and fished, even selling produce at the French Market. He retired from carpentry at 70, tended a small garden well into his centenarian years, and remained a churchgoing man despite facing declining health.

On his 110th birthday. (Photo credit: NOLA.com)

On his 110th birthday.
(Photo credit: NOLA.com)

Simoneaux passed away at his residence in LaPlace, Louisiana, USA, on 19 April 2016 at the age of 110 years, 331 days. He was survived by 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. At the time of his death, he was the oldest known living man in the United States. He was succeeded by Frank Levingston, also of Louisiana. He was also the second-oldest known living person in the state of Louisiana, behind Ophelia Burks.

LongeviQuest congratulates Felix Simoneaux’s family on his posthumous recognition.

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