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BIOGRAPHY

Fuyo Baba was born in Japan on 10 January 1879. After graduating from a girl’s school in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, she married into a merchant family in Ishinomaki, where she would move to live with her husband. The couple went on to have nine children (five sons and four daughters). Her husband passed away in 1919, and she was left to raise the children on her own.

As of 1990, she had 29 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Fuyo Baba passed away in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on 16 February 1990, at the age of 111 years.

RECOGNITION

On 18 October 1987, at the age of 108, she became the oldest living person in Miyagi Prefecture.

At the time of death, she was the second-oldest person ever recorded in Miyagi Prefecture, only after Tome Horigome (1857–1968). She was also the third-oldest living person in Japan, behind Waka Shirahama and Rin Aoyagi.

ATTRIBUTION

* “全国高齢者名簿” – Japanese government

* “107歳以上の長寿者” – Asahi Shimbun, 9 September 1986

* “長寿番付発表 107歳以上の長寿者<名簿>” – Asahi Shimbun, 8 September 1987

* “全国の長寿者名簿 107歳以上” – Asahi Shimbun, 9 September 1988

* “全国の長寿者名簿 107歳以上” – Asahi Shimbun, 12 September 1989

* “長寿東北一111歳、宮城の馬場ふよさんが死去 子孫ら94人” – Mainichi Shimbun (Tokyo evening edition), 16 February 1990

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