LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Emily Clarke at 110 years old. She was the first female supercentenarian from the island country of Barbados. At the time of her death, it was believed that she was the oldest living person in the country.

She was born as Emily McClean on 17 November 1902 in Foster Hall, Saint John, Barbados.

At some point in her life, she got married and had four daughters. She moved from place to place. Starting from the Carrington Village to Grazettes in Saint Michael, to England with her daughter, and finally to the United States. Eventually, she returned to Barbados.

On her 110th birthday.
(Source: Nation News)

When she was 110 years old, she already had 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. At the time, she was the first known female supercentenarian and the oldest known living person in Barbados.

Emily Clarke passed away on 1 June 2013 in Rock Hall, Saint Peter, Barbados, at the age of 110 years and 257 days.

For more information, please view Emily Clarke’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Izabel Emiliana de Oliveira at 112 years old. She was a Brazilian supercentenarian who was the oldest documented person who died in Rio Grande do Norte.

Izabel Emiliana de Oliveira was born on 26 August 1900 in Parelhas, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Her father Felix Gomes was one of the founders of the city of Parelhas where she worked as a farmer.

As a young woman. (Source: Wanderley Filho (YouTube))
As a young woman.
(Source: Wanderley Filho (YouTube))

Izabel de Oliveira had nine children three of whom died in infancy. When she was celebrating her 110th birthday, she lived with three of her children in Varzea do Barro community, Parelhas.

Izabel Emiliana de Oliveira passed away on 4 May 2013 in Parelhas, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. She was 112 years and 251 days old at the time of her death.

For more information, please view Izabel Emiliana de Oliveira’s Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is glad to report the addition of Carmelina Augusta Delgado to our ever-growing directory of supercentenarians.. She was the oldest living Portuguese supercentenarian in her country at the time of death. Her age was recently validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

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.

At the age of 106. (Source: Portal do Envelhecimento)
At the age of 106.
(Source: Portal do Envelhecimento)

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.

The European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) is an Accredited Partner Organization of LongeviQuest. ESO researchers are represented on the Global Validation Commission by Dr. Andrew Holmes.