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BIOGRAPHY

Justina Robles Dávila was born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, on 4 August 1914.

In 1933, she married Justiniano Burgos Dávila. The couple had six children, three of whom were born with intellectual disabilities. In addition to caring for her children, she earned money by sewing clothes for her neighbors. As her children reached adulthood, she took on roles as a supervisor and crafts teacher at a nursing home. Meanwhile, her husband served as a large estate manager, acquiring a farm to provide agricultural education for their three children with intellectual disabilities. They cultivated crops such as china, coffee, and bananas. Additionally, her husband worked as a foreman in road maintenance. One of her brothers was incarcerated during the Jayuya Uprising that occurred on October 30, 1950. He was later granted a pardon after serving several years.

At the age of 102, she suffered from sepsis. According to her daughter, Ada Burgos Robles, doctors had to revive her using electric shocks. At the age of 106, she battled pulmonary emphysema, and during this time, she contracted COVID-19. She was hospitalized overnight and discharged the following morning.

Sometime in the 2010s, she moved to El Paso, Texas.

RECOGNITION

Her age was verified by James Roberts and Stefan Maglov, and validated by the LAS on 19 October 2022.

ATTRIBUTION

* El Paso woman celebrates her 108th birthday” – KFOX-TV, 4 August 2022

* Justina “Tina” Robles Dávila nació en Jayuya el 4 de agosto de 1914 y anoche celebró sus 109 años.” – Facebook (Conociendo a Puerto Rico), 6 August 2023

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