Klavdiya was born on 5 December 1910 (despite claiming it was 24 November 1909) in the village of Norskoye, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia. Her validation type is classified as low-level classification so LongeviQuest is yet to acknowledge her age validation.
At the young age of 15, she started working at a spinning factory as an auxiliary worker. She then dedicated her career to this establishment by progressing into the roles of a spinner, assistant foreman, and production leader.
At some point in her life, she married Sergey Petrovich and had five children with him. Her eldest son was born right after the beginning of World War II while her youngest was born in 1945.
When asked about her secret for having a long life, she would say “You have to work and treat everyone kindly.”
Klavdiya is currently staying in Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia.
For more information, please visit Klavdiya Gadyuchkina’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to share that Lucia Laura Sangenito turns 113 years old. She is an Italian supercentenarian known as the second-oldest living person in the country.
Lucia was born on 22 November 1910 in Sturno, Campania, Italy.
At some point in her life, she got married and had two children. Unfortunately, her husband passed away in 2010.
When she was 107 years old, she fell and fractured her femur resulting in a delicate surgery. At the age of 110, she already has two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest greetings for Laura’s 113th birthday celebration.
For more information, please visit Lucia Laura Sangenito’s Directory Profile here.
The oldest living Italian woman, Domenica Ercolani, passed away in Pesaro in the region of Marche, on 17 November 2023, at the age of 113.
Born in Urbino, Marche, Italy, on 3 July 1910, she got married at some point and raised her children as a housewife while her husband worked a station manager.
On 7 May 2022, she became the oldest known living person in Italy, succeeding Angela Tiraboschi upon her passing. Subsequently, she became the oldest person ever to reside in the region of Marche. At the time of her passing, she was sixth-oldest living person in Europe and was the 12th-oldest person ever to pass away in Italy.
LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Ercolani.
Claudia Baccarini was born in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy on 13 October 1910. She lived through epochal events such as 2 world wars, an economic crisis, and the COVID global pandemic. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) on 28 March 2021.
Baccarini currently lives in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
For more information, please view Claudia Baccarini’s Directory Profile here.
Longeviquest is delighted to report that Silveria Martín Díaz of Spain was recently recognized as the oldest person ever born in Extremadura at 113 years old. She was born in Talavera la Vieja in Cáceres Municipality, Extremadura, Spain on 20 June 1910. She was a wife and a mother to 5 children.
The family lived in Talavera la Vieja until it was flooded in 1963. When the town was flooded, the inhabitants were resettled in various towns. The Diaz family spent a year in Rosalejo, the municipality where 80% of Talavera’s residents settled. Later, they emigrated to France for work.
At the age of 109, Díaz fell and broke her femur, requiring surgery. As of September 2019, she had three living children (Leo, aged 73; Maria Andrea, aged 86; and Anastasio, aged 81), 18 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Martín Díaz currently lives in Villanueva de la Vera, Extremadura, Spain.
Following the death of 112-year-old Josefa San Román Mateos on 25 January 2022, she became the second-oldest living person in Spain (after María Branyas Morera). Díaz also became the oldest living Spanish-born person (since Branyas Morera was born in the US).
On 17 June 2023, at her 113th birthday party and three days before her actual birthday, she was visited by LongeviQuest Spain Researcher, Daniel Germán Delgado. He presented her with a plaque certifying her recognition by LongeviQuest as Extremadura’s oldest living person. He also presented a plaque for her eldest living daughter, not in attendance, recognizing her status as the oldest living child of a living parent in Spain.
On 7 August 2023, at the age of 113 years, 48 days, she surpassed the final age of Francisco Núñez Olivera. She became the oldest person to live or pass away in the autonomous community of Extremadura. On 5 October, at 113 years, 107 days, she surpassed the final age of Josefa Santos González (1906–2019), becoming the oldest person ever born in Extremadura.
For more information, please view Díaz’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Melville Williams at 111 years old. He was a Barbadian supercentenarian known as the oldest living man in the country at the time of his death.
Melville Williams was born on 21 February 1910 in Lonesome Hill, Saint Peter, Barbados.
He learned to trade at a very young age and became the apprentice of his father’s chief assistants. Eventually, he also became his skilled saddler father’s most dexterous worker. Williams then found a job at every saddle plantation in St. Andrew, St. Lucy, and St. Peter. This made him an accomplished saddler and entrepreneur who was able to craft saddles and harnesses for various purposes.
Mr. Williams married three times and had a total of nine children from them. Unfortunately, he outlived all of his three wives.
As an adult, he moved to the United States and served in the US Army while residing in New York and Pennsylvania. After his retirement to the service, he lived in Seattle before returning to his hometown in Barbados. Upon returning to Lonesome Hill, he shared his knowledge and skills by instructing the art of crafting saddles and other horse-related apparel.
In July 2021, Hurricane Elsa damaged his house and broke its roof, so he had to relocate for a while. After repairing the lost roof, he came back to his house only to pass away a few hours after. He was 111 years and 150 days old at the time of his death.
For more information, please visit Melville Williams’ Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Katsuko Tago of Japan at age 113. She was born in Ōmachi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan on 28 March 1910, as the eldest of 10 siblings. Tago is currently the oldest known living person in Tokyo and one of the ten oldest known living residents in Japan. She was also a wife and a mother to 7 children.
Tago was a lifelong learner and creative spirit. She attended a doll-making class in her hometown in Nagano every month until she was around 90 years old. She continued to make Kimekomi dolls and even carve wooden objects like skunk cabbage until she was around 103 years old. However, at that age, Tago suffered a femur fracture and underwent surgery. She regained her ability to walk with the help of rehabilitation, but two years later, she experienced another fracture and began receiving care in a nursing home.
Before moving into the nursing home, she had dealt with diabetes and high blood pressure, but with proper healthcare at the facility, her health improved. Up until the age of about 110, she remained in close contact with her family, sharing details of life at the nursing home. At the age of 113, she occasionally engaged in activities like folding laundry alongside other residents and managed to maneuver her wheelchair to the cafeteria to enjoy her meals. She attributed her long life to her daily practice of enjoying strawberry-flavored chocolate. Her family believes that her determination and independent thinking are also contributing factors to her longevity.
For more information, please view Katsuko Tago’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to share that Naomi Whitehead, the 5th oldest living American, turns 113 years old. She is an American supercentenarian who is also recognized as the oldest living person in Pennsylvania, USA.
Naomi celebrated her 113th birthday at St. Paul’s Senior Living Community in West Salem Township. During this time, she can still remember her early days with a little help from her grandchildren. “I was born on a Georgia Farm,” Whitehead said. “I picked cotton and tobacco.” She even remembered the horses on the farm which were still the main mode of transportation. She said, “I was afraid of getting kicked by them.”
Naomi Whitehead was born on 26 September 1910 in Georgia, United States. She married Sylvester Whitehead and had three sons with him. Unfortunately, she outlived all of her children and when her last surviving son died in 2011, she resided in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
She is currently living at St. Paul’s Senior Living Community in Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA.
LongeviQuest extends our warmest greetings to Mrs. Naomi Whitehead for celebrating her 113th birthday.
For more information, please visit Naomi Whitehead’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fujiko Mihara at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the current oldest living person in Ehime Prefecture.
Fujiko Mihara was born in Japan on 13 December 1910.
In September 2022, it was reported that she was the oldest living person in the prefecture.
Fujiko is currently residing in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Fujiko Mihara’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Hisako Shiroishi of Japan at age 113. She was born in the village of Takezawa (now part of Ogawa Town), Saitama Prefecture, Japan on 119 May 1910. She currently holds the title of the oldest living person in Saitama Prefecture and is the all-time longevity record holder for the prefecture.
Hisako Shiroishi lived through the Great Kantō Earthquake on September 1, 1923, when she was 13 years old. Her firsthand account of this event was highlighted in an article published in the Mainichi Shimbun on August 26, 2023.
A celebration of her 100th birthday was held at her residence in Higashichichibu Village on September 15, 2010. She also received a longevity gift from the village office and the Social Welfare Council. At the age of 111, Shiroishi independently selected her attire each day and enjoyed flower arranging at the nursing home once a month. When asked about the secret to her longevity, she said, “Eat everything without being picky.”
Shiroishi became the oldest living person in Saitama Prefecture on 18 September 2020 following the death of 110-year-old Chiyo Kato of Chichibu, Likewise, on 10 June 2023, she surpassed the final age of Tane Shimada (1903–2016) becoming the oldest person to ever live in Saitama Prefecture.
For more information, please view Hisako Shiroishi’s Directory Profile here.