Helene was born on 25 November 1911 on a farm near Chaffee, Cass County, North Dakota, USA.
After graduating from high school, she got her teaching certificate from Valley City State Teachers College. She was already teaching at the age of 19 while also picking up her students in a horse and buggy.
In 1938, she married Edwin Sandvig and had no children with him. However, the couple fostered several children. After the marriage, she gave up her teaching career, and the couple focused on farming.
In 2013, she moved into a nursing home at the age of 101. Helene currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
For more information, please visit Helene Sandvig’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Fumie Matsuda at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the third-oldest living person in Hokkaido Prefecture.
Fumie Matsuda was born on 31 March 1911 in Japan. Throughout her life, she maintained her religious practices in Buddhism by singing hymns like “Baikaryu Ei Sanka.”
In June 2011, the elderly club from her neighborhood organized a park golf tournament to celebrate Matsuda’s longevity. It was her first time playing the game but was able to sink the ball into the hole placed 20 feet away. Her immediate reaction after achieving a birdie was, “It’s addictive.”
In September 2018, Matsuda was officially recognized as the oldest person in the Ishikari Promotion Bureau of Hokkaido Prefecture at age 107. Recently, it was claimed that she was the third-oldest living person in Hokkaido Prefecture.
Fumie Matsuda is currently residing in Chitose, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Fumie Matsuda’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Hiro Matsumoto at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian recognized as the oldest living person in Chiba Prefecture.
Hiro Matsumoto was born on 9 September 1911 in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
At some point in her life, she married a fisherman and had one son with him. After World War II, she would push a handcart around town to sell the fish that her husband caught. Her son grew up and also entered the fishing industry alongside his father.
The couple loved shopping and traveling together until her husband died at the age of 92. After this, she maintained an active routine of walking to strengthen her legs because she did not want to inconvenience her son and grandchildren.
At the age of 112 years old, Mrs. Matsumoto was still able to maneuver her own wheelchair while also requiring minimal assistance from the nursing home staff.
Hiro Matsumoto is currently residing in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please view Hiro Matsumoto’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Yuki Nitta at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Yuki Nitta was born on 10 August 1911 in Buzen, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Yuki independently learned English and nursing. She served as a nurse at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo where she became the Chief Nurse of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology before retirement.
Yuki never married nor had any children. After her retirement, she lived with her older sister in Kamakura up until she was 90 years old. She returned to Buzen and consistently receiving care services from a nursing home where she currently lives.
In September 2023, it was announced that Yuki is the current oldest living person in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please view Yuki Nitta’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mitsuko Hayashi at 112 years old. She is a Japanese supercentenarian born on 4 September 1911 in Kurogawa Village, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Mitsuko married her childhood friend when she was in her early twenties. At 27 years old, she gave birth to her first daughter and had a total of five children with her husband.
The family was frequently relocating to different parts of Fukuoka Prefecture. This was because her husband was a police officer who was always assigned to various areas until his retirement.
Mitsuko acquired exceptional skills in dressmaking and knitting as can be seen by her crafts for herself and for her children. Even upon reaching more than 100 years old, she found joy in creating dolls and various other handicrafts.
She was also able to keep a healthy lifestyle until the age of 109 by frequently going out with her daughter. They will have lunches at a café as well as enjoy beer or sake during dinner.
After reaching 109 years old, she fell and had an injury that sent her moving into a nursing home. Fortunately, her active and consistent daily routine of dressmaking and housework helped in preventing declines in her mental and physical health. She can still read around 110 years old and at 112, she still have sharp ears.
Mitsuko was currently residing at Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
For more information, please visit Mitsuko Hayashi’s Directory Profile here.