LongeviQuest is delighted to announce that Virginia’s (U.S. State) oldest living person turned 111 years old. Virginia Jefferson is an American supercentenarian born on 14 August 1912 in Forest, Bedford County, Virginia, USA.

In April 1938, Virginia married Malcolm Jefferson who later died in May 2008. She learned how to play the piano by herself, and used to sing at the church she used to attend since she was young. Lately, she is a devoted member of the Forest Church, where she attributes her longevity to God.

On her 110th birthday in August 2022. (Source: Youtube/NABJ Black News & Views)
On her 110th birthday in August 2022.
(Source: Youtube/NABJ Black News & Views)

Virginia Jefferson currently resides in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to confirm that Isabel Alvarado López recently celebrated her birthday on 11 August 2023, two days after her actual birthday at the age of 112 years old. Mrs. Alvarado López is believed to be the second-oldest person in Venezuela (behind Juan Vicente Pérez Mora) and the oldest living woman in the country.

She celebrated her 112th Birthday in Caracas, Venezuela, in the company of many family members. Her granddaughter Cristina shared with the LongeviQuest team that she isn’t in good mental health, and sometimes she doesn’t remember her surroundings or what is happening with her family and herself. Despite this, Alvarado was able to celebrate her birthday and eat her delicious cake.

Cristina describes her as a strong and happy woman, and although she is now dependent on her relatives to take care of her, Cristina says she feels very glad to still have her.

LongeviQuest deeply appreciates Mrs. Alvarado’s granddaughter Cristina for giving us permission to publish about her grandmother.

While Mrs. Alvarado is not yet validated by the LongeviQuest Global Validation Commission, no information has emerged which casts any doubt on her age claim.

Isabel Alvarado López’s Biography

Isabel Alvarado, 111th birthday
Isabel Alvarado, 111th birthday

Isabel Alvarado López was born in the village of San Nicolas, Portuguesa State, Venezuela, on 9 August 1911. Her father was a rancher whose lands were outside the city of Guanare (also in Portuguesa). She was the eldest of seven siblings, all of whom she outlived. She lost her mother when she was about three or four years old and her father remarried, and from that union five children were born. She grew up in the city of Guanare.

On 9 August 2023, she turned 112, becoming her the first woman and the second person to verifiably reach this age in Venezuela.

For more information, please view Isabel Alvarado López’s Directory Profile here.

 

It is with great sadness that LongeviQuest has learned of the passing of Mr. Eusebio Quintero López, the world’s second-oldest living man.

Mr. Quintero López passed away at the age of 113 in his hometown of Vijes, Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on July 16.

He was born on 6 March 1910, although he and his family had long believed he was born on 15 March. A blacksmith by profession, at some point he married Melida Barco with whom he had six children. His wife passed away in 1962. He had over 30 descendants, including great-great-grandchildren.

Aged 113, in April 2023.

At the age of 111, he surpassed the final age of Daniel Guzmán García (1897–2008), becoming the oldest man to ever live in Colombia, and later, the first man in the country confirmed to have reached the ages of 112 and 113.

Following the passing of 114-year-old Sofía Rojas de Díaz on 30 July 2022, he became the oldest known living person in Colombia whose age has been authenticated by an organization specializing in age verification.

With the final age of 113 years, 132 days, Mr. Quintero López remains the oldest man who was ever born and died in Colombia. At the time of his passing, he was the second-oldest living man, behind only Juan Vicente Pérez Mora of Venezuela, who celebrated his 114th birthday in May.

Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of Mr. Quintero López. May he rest in peace.