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Emilia Canché Caamal

Fabrizio Villatoro
Validated By: Fabrizio Villatoro On Date: Jun. 08th 2023

Emilia Canché Caamal is a Mexican centenarian whose age has been validated by LongeviQuest. She is currently the oldest (known) living person in the State of Quintana Roo.


Emilia Canché Caamal was born into a Mayan family in Tekit, Yucatán, Mexico, on 28 May 1915 (claimed 1914). At some point, she married Augusto Nahuat Soberanis, with whom she had five children (three daughters and two sons).

In the 1950s, she moved to José María Morelos, Quintana Roo. At the time, there were barely a few Mayan houses, made of guano. She worked as a midwife in the city, for which many local people recognize the service she provided to low-income families by bringing 20 children into the world.

Her mother, Petronila Caamal, apparently died at the age of 115.

At the age of 108, she had 33 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren and 61 great-great-grandchildren.

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Her age was verified by Fabrizio Villatoro and James Roberts, and validated by LongeviQuest on 8 June 2023.