LongeviQuest recently reviewed the case of Charlie Phillips of the United States, who was once the world’s oldest known living man.

The Kestenbaum study initially verified his age and was later validated by the Gerontology Research Group, using his claimed date of birth of 5 May 1870. However, according to research conducted by LongeviQuest, it appears highly likely that the claimed date of birth was inaccurate and that he was actually a full year older than claimed (111 years, 123 days and not 110 years, 123 days). This conclusion is supported by multiple documents.

Though initially verified at 110 years old, research suggests Phillips might have been a year older. Census records from 1870, 1880, and 1900 point to a birthdate in May 1869, while the 1910 census record suggests a birthdate in May 1871.

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