American Elsie Martin (1910-2022) Validated as Supercentenarian
American Elsie Martin (1910-2022) Validated as Supercentenarian
American Winifred Nichols (1910-2020) Validated as Supercentenarian
American Winifred Nichols (1910-2020) Validated as Supercentenarian
American Mildred Kern (1911-2022) Validated as Supercentenarian
American Mildred Kern (1911-2022) Validated as Supercentenarian
New Hampshire’s oldest person dies at 110
New Hampshire’s oldest person dies at 110
Dominica’s Oldest Person dies at 110
Dominica’s Oldest Person dies at 110
previous arrow
next arrow
Translate:

BIOGRAPHY

John Huang was born on 1 February 1914 in Southern Vietnam. He completed his education in South Vietnam where he grew up with his older siblings.

In 1931, the family left Vietnam and moved to the Netherlands, where they set up an antique shop a few years later. In 1940s, he married a Dutch woman, and the couple had several children together.

Huang initially worked as a factory worker before being deployed as a soldier on the Western Front during the Second World War. A few months after the war, he returned to Hilversum and worked as a professional businessman. Later on, he continued to operate the family antique shop after his parents died. He retired at the end of the 1970s.

In 2021, at the age of 107, Mr. Huang moved into a retirement home a few months after his wife died. In 2024, one of his daughters reported that he was “still healthy in body and limbs.” He continued to read the newspaper every day with the assistance of a magnifying glass. He also enjoyed watching numerous sports on TV.

RECOGNITION

On 3 May 2020, following the passing of 109-year-old Eelke Bakker, he became the oldest (known) living man in the Netherlands. His identity, however, was not publicly revealed until March 2024.

On 11 March 2024, following the passing of 111-year-old Marina van der Es-Siewers, he became the oldest (known) living person in the country.

His age has not been validated by any organization specializing in age validation.

GALLERY

Recommended