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BIOGRAPHY

Leyva González was born in the village of Tamazula, near Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico, on 28 September 1903.

In 1924, he married Alejandra Evans, with whom he had 12 children, three of whom died as infants. He was a farmer during his life.

His eldest surviving child, Rosario, was 90 years old in October 2015, while the youngest was 65.

Leyva González died in his native village on 27 December 2016, at the age of 113 years, 90 days. At the time of death, he had 9 living children, 71 grandchildren, 190 great-grandchildren, 95 great-great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-great-grandchildren (a total of 6 generations, including him).

RECOGNITION

At the time of death, he was the second-oldest living man in the world, behind Israel Kristal of Israel, who was 13 days older.

His age was validated by the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS) on 27 September 2020. He is currently she second-oldest (validated) man born and died in Mexico, after Mauro Ambriz Tapia (1897–2011).

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