LongeviQuest is happy to announce the age validation of Take Abe at 112 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian believed to be the third-oldest living person in Japan just before her death in 1991.
Abe was born on 31 July 1879 in the village of Kitamatsuno which is later known as the city of Fuji in the present day.
She dropped out of Shizuoka Girls’ High School to marry a doctor from Ihara District and later had three children with him.
Abe enjoys talking with the staff of the nursing home she was in every day, and it is said that she does not want to be interfered with while talking.
Take Abe passed away on 15 October 1991, in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, when she was at the age of 112 years old. Abe was declared as the third-oldest person in Japan, behind Waka Shirahama and Tane Ikai just two months before her death.
For more information, please view Take Abe’s Directory Profile here.
Delgado was born in the parish of Cabeça de Igreja (later annexed to the parish of Tuizelo), Municipality of Vinhais, Bragança, Portugal, on 8 November 1900. She left Bragança to live with her godmother, “Dona Inacinha” when she was 10 years old.
Carmelina left her godmother when she was 23 years old to marry a policeman named Manuel António Gonçalves. Because of his husband’s field of work, they are always moving places as she was accompanying Manuel wherever he was deployed. The couple had two daughters together where one learned to work as a seamstress and the other went to study for school.
Carmelina Delgado passed away in Vimioso, Bragança, Portugal, on 19 May 2013.
For more information, please view Carmelina Augusta Delgado’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is happy to announce the validation of Ken Ishikawa’s age claim at 112 years old. She was a Japanese supercentenarian born on 22 February 1900, and the oldest-living person in Aichi Prefecture, Japan at the time of her passing.
The mayor of Toyota, Aichi Prefecture visited Ishikawa’s home in September 2003 and applauded her longevity when she was 103 years old.
Ishikawa passed away in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on 20 May 2012.
For more information, please view Ken Ishikawa’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the validation for the age claim of Seki Inagaki of Japan at 112 years old. She was born in Kuriyama, Hokkaido Prefecture, on 4 November 1906, and in 2018, Seki became the oldest-living woman at the prefecture.
She ran a futon shop and a rice milling business together with her husband to support their children composed of three sons and two daughters.
She fell and hurt her back when she was 105 years old and so she moved into a nursing home after the incident.
Seki Inagaki passed away on 14 December 2018, in Bihoro, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. She was survived by her more than 40 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
For more information, please view Seki Inagaki’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the validation of age claim of Natsu Kazato at 112 years old. She is a supercentenarian from Chiba Prefecture, Japan where she was the oldest living person before she passed away.
Kazato was born on 22 June 1906, in Chōsei Village, Chōsei District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. She worked as a school teacher for two decades and as a Shinto Priest when she was 65 years old up until she was 92.
Kazato passed away on 23 June 2018, a day after her 112th birthday.
For more information, please view Natsu Kazato’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Sakae Kadota of Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan at 112 years old. She was a supercentenarian born on 25 September 1904 and at the time of her passing, she was the third-oldest living person in the prefecture.
Kadota cooked by herself until she was about 100 years old. She stated that eating vegetables as much as possible in addition to walking around the house is her secret for longevity.
Sakae Kadota passed away at the age of 112 years old on 12 January 2017, in Kanda, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please view Sakae Kadota’s Directory Profile here.
It is with great delight to announce the age validation of Kitty Harvey. She was an American supercentenarian born on 12 January 1860 in Elizabethtown, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. Her age was validated to be 112 years old and that makes her the oldest person in the world at the time of her death.
She married William L. Harvey in Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas in 1879 just after a year when she moved to the area. The couple had a son who later became a prominent physician in Minneapolis.
The family move again to Oklahoma in the 1880s where her husband served as clerk of the court. William died of Malaria on 5 September 1900 at 53 years old, so Kitty and her son returned to Minneapolis to live with her mother.
Harvey passed away in Minneapolis, Kansas, USA on 10 July 1972, when she was already 112 years and 180 days old.
LongeviQuest validated her age claim on 23 May 2023 through the appreciated efforts of Jimmy Lindberg and Nick Eriksson.
For more information, please view Kitty Harvey’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest announces the validation of Tsukiyo Tsuru’s age at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian born on 28 January 1909.
She celebrated her 112th birthday at the nursing home where she enjoyed her favorite sushi.
Tsukiyo Tsuru passed away on 17 March 2021 in Sawara Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please view Tsukiyo Tsuru’s Directory Profile here.
She was born in Toyotama (now part of Tsushima City), Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan on 5 October 1878, and passed away in Mutsushima (now part of Tsushima City), Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan on 14 May 1991 at the age of 112 years old. She was born into a farming family.
In February 1907, she married her husband Iwaji Aoyagi. They had four sons and 11 grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Aoyagi‘s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Aoyagi’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest has confirmed that Marita Camacho Quirós, former First Lady of Costa Rica, has reached the age of 112. Sra. Camacho Quirós is the oldest verified living person in Costa Rica, as well as the longest-living First Lady (or Presidential Spouse) of any nation in world history.
Sra. Camacho Quirós was the First Lady of Costa Rica during the Presidency of her husband, Francisco Orlich Bolmarcich, from 1962 to 1966. During her time as First Lady, Sra. Camacho Quirós traveled extensively and met with notable historical figures such as Pope John XXIII, Francisco Franco, and U.S. Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Sra. Camacho Quirós also used her time as First Lady to advocate for the poor, specifically focusing on projects to provide housing to those without permanent homes.
Sra. Camacho Quirós has lived in Costa Rica for her entire life. She was widowed in 1969, but today enjoys the frequent company of many close family members including multiple great-grandchildren.
One of the few supercentenarians known for reasons other than longevity, her status as a supercentenarian was formally documented by Latin American Supercentenarians based on the research of Fabrizio Villatoro, who now leads LongeviQuest’s research activities in Latin America.