LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Gisaburō Sonobe at 111 years old. He is a Japanese supercentenarian who is currently the oldest living man in the country.
Sonobe was born on 6 November 1911, and he currently lives in Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. He taught Japanese language and social studies at junior and senior high school students most of his life. This is why his former students are very fond of him to the point that they even arranged a class reunion to celebrate his 100th birthday.
After retiring as a teacher, he worked as a librarian until he reached 80 years old. He is particularly meticulous toward his health, which might be the answer to his longevity.
For more information, please view Gisaburō Sonobe’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of the world’s former world’s oldest living person and oldest undisputed man ever, Robert Alexander Early at 111 years old. He was an American supercentenarian who held these titles at the time of his death on 9 October 1960.
Robert Alexander Early was born in Watts Creek, Whitley County, Kentucky, USA, on 8 October 1849. He attended school in Williamsburg, and then started a decade-long teacher career after it.
In 1875, he married Eliza Ann Berry and had three children with her. In 1886, he was remarried to Sidney Ann King with whom he had six children with.
He was once a teacher, a mailer, a carpenter, a merchant, a carpenter, a Sunday-school superintendent, and a woodcarver. He spent his life with these professions in that specific order. Robert stopped woodcarving at 108 years old when his hands became too shaky.
Early passed away in Corbin, Whiley County, Kentucky, USA, on 9 October 1960, just a day after celebrating his 111th birthday.
It’s believed that Early was the world’s oldest living person from October 1959 until his own death one year later, and how he is the first man who reached the age of 111.
For more information, please view Robert Alexander Early’s Directory Profile here.
LongiviQuest is happy to announce the age validation of Mr. Tsunahei Ogawa, a Japanese supercentenarian who passed away just five days short of his 112th birthday. At the time of his passing, he was the second-oldest living man in Japan.
Mr. Ogawa was born in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, on 9 January 1907, but at some point in his life, he moved to Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. This is where he ran a kimono store for over 70 years.
Mr. Ogawa died of pneumonia in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, on 4 January 2019, five days before his 112th birthday.
For more information, please view Tsunahei Ogawa’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the validation of Elvira Maurno Valladão’s age at 111 years old. She is a Brazilian supercentenarian born in São Paulo, Brazil, on 23 December 1911.
Latest research on her life events showed that she had two children, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
Elvira is currently residing in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
Ruby Lockhart recently celebrated her 111th birthday last 17 May 2023 in Bryan, Ohio, United States. LongeviQuest validated her age on 3 February 2023 and the Williams County Commissioners supported this by passing a proclamation on her birthday.
The proclamation states that Ruby is the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Ohio and that 17 May is now officially the Ruby Viola Lockhart Day.
She was born as Ruby Viola Clay in Elkhart, Indiana in 1912. Ruby proceeded to marry Ferral Wheeler Lockhart on 4 November 1931 and together they had three children.
As of the latest checking, Ruby had one living sister, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. She is currently living in Hillside Country, Bryan, Ohio, USA.
For more information, please view Ruby Lockhart’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is glad to report the addition of Giuseppa Salerno to our ever-growing directory of supercentenarians. She is an Italian supercentenarian born in Naples, Campania, Italy, on 17 June 1911 and the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has validated her age at 111 years.
During her 110th birthday, Salerno had five children, 24-grandchildren, 44-great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. LongeviQuest extends their congratulations to the family of Mrs. Salerno on this posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Giuseppa Salerno’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest has validated the age claim of Japanese supercentenarian Shigeru Nakamura at 111 years old. He was born on 11 January 1911 in Jinsekikōgen, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan where he grew up and practiced civil engineering as his profession.
He was exposed and survived the aftermath of the Hiroshima Bombing in August 1945 wherein he even went to help to clean up the rubble left in the devastated city. Because of this, he held the Atomic Bomb Survivor Health Certificate.
At some point, he married someone named Teruyo and the couple had five children. Time passed by and their family grew bigger with the addition of ten grandchildren and at least one great grandson.
His wife, Teruyo, died in 2003 and he continued to live alone until 2018 when he moved into a nursing home. He then passed away in 15 November 2022 where he was considered as the oldest living person in Hiroshima Prefecture as well as the oldest living man in the country of Japan. LongeviQuest extends their congratulations to the family of Mr. Nakamura on this posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Shigeru Nakamura’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest has validated the age of Gelsomina Petrocelli at 111 years old. She was born as Gelsomina Nappi on 3 January 1911 to her Italian immigrant parents John Nappi and Annina Tannicelli. Her birthplace was Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
She moved to New York State in 1929 and four years later, she married Frank Petrocelli in 1933. She later passed away in this state on 23 May 2022 at the age of 111 years and 140 days making her a validated supercentenarian. LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Petrocelli’s family on her posthumous recognition and offers our condolences for her death last year.
For more information, please view Mrs. Petrocelli’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is saddened to report the death of Teresa Moraga Jara on 5 May 2023. Sra. Moraga Jara, although not yet validated by LongeviQuest, is considered to be the oldest known person in Chile. Born on 29 January 1912, she does have age-supporting documentation and has a pending validation from the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS).
One of her grandchildren, with a heavy heart, posted on Facebook about her passing and the details of her vigil and funeral. LongeviQuest offers our condolences to her family and loved ones.
To learn more about her life, please visit her Directory Profile here.
The Bribie Island Baptist Church of Bongaree recently confirmed on its YouTube channel the passing of Mrs. Mary Gwendoline “Gwen” Moore, the oldest living person in Australia.
Mrs. Moore was born in Tredegar, Wales, UK, in 1911. At some point, she moved to Australia where she spent her final days in Bongaree, a suburb of Bribie Island, Queensland. She passed away on 31 March, aged 111. Her age has not been validated by LongeviQuest or European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).
With the passing of Mrs. Moore, the title of Australia’s oldest living resident goes to Catherina van der Linden of Adelaide, South Australia. Mrs. van der Linden was born in the Netherlands, on 26 August 1912, and migrated to Australia in 1955 with her husband and children.
Besides Mrs. van der Linden, there’s one more supercentenarian living in Australia, Mrs. Dulcie Fawcett of Western Australia, who celebrated her 110th birthday in January.