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 is pleased to announce the age validation of Irene Cinquegrani of Pennsylvania, United States.
She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States on 4 February 1911, and passed away in Scranton on 16 February 2021 at the age of 110 years old. She was born to Italian parents and had four siblings.
Ms. Cinquegrani attended St. Francis Cabrini Elementary School, Scranton High School, and Lackawanna Business School. She then worked for Community Chest and then as a bookkeeper at Northeastern National Bank. She retired after 38 years of service.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Cinquegrani’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Cinquegrani’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Elsie Emma Harrington of New York, United States. She was born in Schenectady, New York, United States on 4 February 1911, and passed away in Schenectady on 14 March 2021 at the age of 110 years old. She was the third of five children of German parents.
Mrs. Harrington was a graduate of Schenectady High School. In 1934, she married her husband Myron Vincent Harrington, and had three sons.
Upon her death, she was survived by her three sons, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Harrington’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Mrs. Harringtons’s Directory Profile here.
Longeviquest is pleased to confirm that Mary Harris recently celebrated her birthday on the 13th of May 2023 at the age of 112 years old and is now the oldest living person in the U.S. State of Tennessee. She was born in Ithaca, New York, USA on 13 May 1911. Mrs. Harris was born premature, and the doctor said that she was too little and would not live. However, she defied the odds and has lived a long and full life.
She married James Richard Harris in 1937 and they had two daughters. The couple ran a dry-cleaning business and dairy farm in New York and Harris worked as the bookkeeper both times. At the age of 77, Mrs. Harris began painting and has since become a talented artist and has had her work displayed in several exhibitions. In 2003, her husband died at the age of 90. Her family continued to grow and today she has five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
On her 110th birthday, Harris received a letter from Pope Francis. The Pope congratulated Harris on her long life and praised her for her dedication to her family and community. Harris was deeply touched by the Pope’s letter and said that it was the highlight of her birthday.
For more information, please view Mary Haris’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.
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.
LongeviQuest has confirmed the passing of Mr. Santos Hildebrando Rivas Garcia of San Pablo Tacachico, La Libertad, the oldest living person in El Salvador, and one of the oldest living men in the world whose age has been authenticated by an organization specializing in age verification. His age has been validated by LongeviQuest in January, making him the first validated supercentenarian in El Salvador.
Rivas Garcia was born in Chalatenango, Chalatenango Department, El Salvador, on 17 August 1911. He got married at the age of 21 and had 15 children in total.
With Mr. Rivas Garcia’s passing on 17 April, at the age of 111 years, 243 days, the title of the oldest living person in El Salvador likely goes to Mrs. Sabina Garay of San Salvador, though her age has not been fully validated. The leading researchers for Latin America are currently trying to verify the potential successor for the title of the oldest living man in El Salvador. One of the candidates is a man from La Libertad who celebrated his claimed 110th birthday last October.